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,...
A Helpful Guide to Living Room Lighting
Even if your living area is endowed with ample natural daylight, it's imperative to think carefully about lighting to make sure...
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.
A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard Into a Giant Living Room
Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.
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.
This Unconventional Madrid Penthouse Has a Bathtub in the Living Room
An architect's penthouse apartment has a living room bathtub surrounded by windows and skylights.
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...
You Can Ski Right Into the Living Room of This Mountain Retreat
Faulkner Architects creates an expansive home on a challenging mountain slope.
A Home Office is Cleverly Integrated Into the Living Room of This Compact Condo
Despite the lack of square footage, a home office is made possible thanks to a brilliant glass solution.
11 of Our Favorite Side Tables for Your Best Living Room
Searching for the perfect side table? Look no further—from matte white to punchy red, we’ve got it covered.
How Much Should You Spend on a Living Room Sofa?
Top interior designers weigh in on what to look for in a living room sofa—and what it should ultimately cost.
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,...
Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New...
A Pinwheel-Shaped Cottage in Upstate New York Packs a Lot of Living Space Into a Single Room
Architect Tal Schori of GRT Architects crafts a brick-clad retreat for his parents.
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.
Fall for Your Living Room All Over Again With These 15 Bold Coffee Tables
Rediscover your living room’s potential with our coffee table picks that’ll get you back to spending some quality time in your...
This Rare 1909 Frank Lloyd Wright Home With a Cathedral-Like Living Room Asks $900K
As one of the few remaining Wright designs with a two-story living room, this century-old residence is ready for new owners to...
Interior Designer Brigette Romanek Teaches Us How to Set the Scene in a Living Room
Plus, six recently released sofas that match rounded rectangular shapes with rich hues.