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,...
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 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.
A Vancouver Renovation Transforms a Backyard Into a Giant Living Room
Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.
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.
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.
15 Poufs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Living Room
Take your living room to next-level cozy with our top picks for plush poufs.
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 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.
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,...
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.
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...
21 Things From Design Within Reach’s Living Room Sale That You Need to Nab Now
Now through August 22, save 15% (and score free shipping) on a slew of perfect pieces that are sure to liven up your living room.
Q&A: Artist Olafur Eliasson on How You Should Light Your Living Room
On the eve of a career-spanning show, the famed artist offers his thoughts on art, design, and the relation between quality of...
A New Line of Star Wars Furniture Lets You Rule the Galaxy—From Your Living Room
Renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has joined forces with Disney in his new deep-space furniture collection.
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.
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.