How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

by Friday, October 7, 2016

When you’re deciding on how to decorate a living room, it’s best to look for inspiration in the right places. With the right know-how, you can create the living room of your dreams! And who doesn’t want that? Get inspired by the work of some of the world’s top designers and decorators, whose creativity can really fuel your own! Read on to see ten living rooms that are oozing with style and smart design.

How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

The Best Interior Designers Show Us How To Decorate A Living Room

A professional interior designer doesn’t come cheap. But not having one doesn’t mean our homes can’t be stylish and well-designed. You know your home the best, so you should know how to decorate a living room exactly the way you want it. Of course, the first step is to look for ideas and inspiration. Seeing how other spaces are designed or how ideas are brought to life in real living rooms will really help your decorating process. And you’ll definitely pick up a lot of tips and tricks in the process! Luckily, I know exactly where to find the best inspiration.

Take a look at 10 living rooms by some of the world’s best interior designers. And you may just learn a thing, or ten, about how to decorate a living room.

 

1. Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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Arranging furniture from Kelly Hoppen’s own collection gives the space a relaxing, comfy feel. A tip on how to decorate a living room—pick multi-function furniture. A rectangular ottoman in the living room’s center is a great idea. It was, “designed with multi-function in mind. Serving as a luxurious foot stool, additional seating, or as a large, feature coffee table.

 

2. David Collins

David Collins | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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David Collins describes this living room design as, “minimal in the sense that it has a very refined architectural language and its palette is simple and neutral.” If you’re looking for how to decorate a living room that’s simple and minimalist, remember that you don’t have to make the space empty. It’s about looking clean and polished. White furniture and pops of color will do just that.

 

3. Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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Wondering how to decorate a living room and make it homey? Make use of your environment. Bringing in natural elements or inspiration is a great way to avoid cold, stiff living rooms. Designer Kelly Wearstler used…a natural and organic palette of sandstones, shell pinks, rusts, and moonstone grays” that add a beachy, but still homey feel.

 

4. Annie Santulli

This design by Anne Santulli can inspire lots of ideas on how to decorate a living room. One is adding unique decor and furniture while still maintaining a cozy vibe. This living room’s design is all about: “mixing transitional with contemporary styling while integrating the client’s spectacular art.

 

5. Callender Howorth

If you’re thinking of how to decorate a living room with a touch of luxury, take a look at this home by Callender Howorth.  According to the designers, “natural stones, solid woods and leather panels helped to give the home a high end feel and a sense of luxury.

 

6. K. Tharp Design

K. Tharp Design | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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Learn how to decorate a living room from this styling by K. Tharp Design. “A spare, neutral palette and inspiration from nature breathe new life into this fine example of Second Empire residential architecture.

 

7. Chrisicos Interiors

The motivation for this room is to provide a space with plenty of seating for a busy family that loves to entertain,” says design firm Chrisicos Interiors. It has stylish furniture and decor that are party-ready. It also boasts enough space to entertain guests of all ages. And a cozy couch and some accent chairs that make the space still homey.

 

8. Charles Spada

Charles Spada | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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Take inspiration from this design one how to decorate a living room that’s going for a vintage look and feel. Make the vintage elements stand out as the center of the room by choosing neutral furniture, clean colors, and minimalist decor.

 

9. Clements Design

Clements Design | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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If you’re wondering how to decorate a living room with a fireplace, the options are endless. This living room designs everything around the stone fireplace. Furniture is in white or shades of grey, which makes the dark grey fireplace pop out. Plus, lots of seating options so the whole family can gather around the fire.

 

10. Commune Design

Commune Design | How To Decorate A Living Room: Inspiration From Top Designers

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If you’re looking for how to decorate a living room with a more edgy personality, this project by Commune Design is perfect inspiration. There’s a mix of different styles, all in one place. There are vintage prints, a modern accent chair, and modern architecture. However, it also has a trendy coffee table and an artsy chandelier.

 

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When it comes to learning how to decorate a living room, it really pays to turn to professional interior designers for some inspiration. They’re always thinking of new and creative ways to decorate a home, so there are a lot of great ideas to pick up from their designs.

 

Want more ideas on how to decorate a living room? Click here! Which idea struck you the most? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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