Dwell's Favorite 12 Living Room Standard Layout Fireplace Coffee Tables Design Photos And Ideas

The minimalist living room includes built-in seating.
A bold wood-burning brick fireplace framed by glass anchors the open-plan living space.
Madrid-based studio Ábaton Arquitectura renovated a forgotten stable in the Spanish province of Cáceres.
The living room takes full advantage of the homes' stunning views.
Bornstein’s living room features an intriguing collection of furniture. The sofa is made by Swedish manufacturer Ire. The 1970s wood burner was a secondhand store find, and the wood table, by Bruno Mattson, was found in a bin at a recycling station. He inherited the lounge chair from his parents.
Old Herman Miller posters hang on a nearby wall. In the living room, a yellow fiberglass stool by Nanna Ditzel sits alongside a French chain-link floor lamp from the 1940s.
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The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.