Modern living rooms don't have to be cold and austere. Modern furniture, textiles, rugs, and accessories work together to reflect personal values and present a stylish setting for modern living. Here you will see living rooms published in Dwell magazine as well as from our community of designers and architects. The best living rooms are welcoming, personal, and comfortable. Modern living room furniture includes sofas, arm chairs, easy chairs, lounge chairs, coffee tables, end tables, floor lamps, table lamps, shelving systems, consoles, credenzas, and accessories like floor pillows, throws, and candle holders.

An Eclectic Living Room in Antwerp
Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion,...
Shop the Look: Midcentury Living Room
Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the middle of the century into your modern home.
The Garage That's as Fun as the Living Room
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
This Tiny Trailer Makes the World its Living Room
In Northern California, a renovation reimagines a vintage trailer as an off-the-grid mobile home.
A Suspended Living Room Floats Like an Air Ship
Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his...
A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard Into a Giant Living Room
Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.
Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.
A Cheerful and Modern Living Room in Belgium
Twenty years ago, interior architects Renaud de Poorter and Femke Holdrinet began collecting furniture.
Inside Jenni Kayne's Stunning Living Room Makeover
Look through the MyDomaine archives and you'll find countless evidence that Jenni Kayne is the holy grail of home goals.
High-Rise Living in Manhattan
How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.
A Platform for Living
Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...
These Modern Workspaces Are Just As Welcoming as Your Living Room
West Elm and Inscape's new Workspace collection thinks outside the cubicle.
Photo of the Week: A Living Room Perched Above the Sea
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Pod Living
A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.
In Living Color
Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s...
A Home That Dramatically Replicates a Starry Sky in Its Living Room
Given a fantastic site bordering the Hyblaean Mountains of Southern Sicily, Italian architect Fabrizio Foti imagined this villa,...
Outdoor Living in NYC
The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment...
Loft Living in Pittsburgh
Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping...
Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...

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