Elegant living rooms share a common element that is visually pleasing, they showcase a neutral color scheme that is luxurious yet extremely inviting. Living rooms are a place to relax, enjoy great conversation and delight in the comforts of home. With a palette of soothing neutrals and an abundance of textures, these spaces radiate a timeless elegance. Adding elegance to your space does not necessarily mean that you have to spend a lot of money to do so. There are simple ways to infuse elegance into your living room, from adding pillows and a fresh coat of paint to window treatments and hardwood floors.
Some ideas to try: crown molding, paint, pillows, window treatments, hardware finishes (drawer pulls and knobs), light fixtures, hardwood flooring (add an area rug for comfort, texture and visual appeal), accessories, furnishings — and most important, declutter! With these suggestions in mind, you can re-create your own elegantly styled living room with the help of some inspiration below. Have a look through our collection of elegant living rooms showcasing various sizing, layouts and grandeur that will surely delight your senses.
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In the elegantly styled living room above, its all about the view!
Above, is luxurious living room in an 11,000 square foot French chateau style home in the Biltmore area of Phoenix, Arizona.
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A coastal chic living room in Houston, Texas features an elegant layout with a fireplace and built-in entertain center.
With an enticing fireplace and comfortable seating, this contemporary living room in a home in Boca Raton, Florida is ultra-luxe.
This home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada features an open plan living room and kitchen. If you don’t have a lot of space in your living area, consider purchasing a sofa with low arms (like the image above), or no arms — it will help make your room appear more spacious.
Above, a six-story home designed for a family of six in London, England elegantly displays a contemporary white palette adorned with crystal lighting. Chrystal chandeliers are showcased as a central focal point throughout the home.
Sheer glamor and elegance is showcased in this Las Vegas, Nevada high-rise penthouse pictured above.
While double volume rooms offer an abundance of natural light, they can also feel sterile due to the shear scale. The designers of this Boston, Massachusetts home transformed the above living room into a comfortable and elegant gathering place for a family who loves to entertain.
The designers of this living area (above) were posed with a challenge of taking a long, narrow living area and creating a comfortable seating arrangement. A nice flow has been created from one end of the room to the other. A backless daybed was used in the center of the space, creating delineation that harmonizes the space.
A luxurious condo in Austin, Texas, pictured above, features an elegant open concept living room with a neutral color scheme.
Above, an elegant living room in Nashville, Tennessee showcases a double-sided fireplace, with a step-up library and warm dark hardwood flooring.
A home in Boston, Massachusetts features a classic formal open concept living room with a neutral color palette, dark hardwood flooring and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace surround.
A home in Los Angeles, California features an expansive living room with elegant interiors. The windows wrap around the perimeter, highlighting breathtaking city views. The rest of this sleek pad is also a mix of punched openings and floor-to-ceiling windows. In each space, the choice is appropriate to the view and varying levels of privacy. Here, the low ceiling height reinforces the horizon and the expanse of downtown LA.
Pictured above, a transitional living room in Chicago features a neutral color palette and a fireplace for added warmth. An equestrian painting by Ashley Collins can be seen in the adjacent dining area.
Above, an elegantly designed residence in Toronto is an award winning luxury model home for Kylemore Communities. It won the 2011 BILT award for best model home!
This historic limestone home and coach house in a landmark district on Astor Street in Chicago, Illinois was built in the late 1800’s. An elegant formal enclosed living room features a custom designed plaster mold that was fabricated by a Chicago plaster company and installed and finished on-site.
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