Dwell's Favorite 7 Living Room Floor Lighting Shelves Design Photos And Ideas

A leather sofa, brass floor lamp, and wood coffee table in Carter's work studio.
Natural materials blend with contemporary furnishings in this unique, open living space.
Materials enhance this natural connection, reflecting the silvery hues of the overcast sky of the Pacific Northwest and tying the building to the forest floor.
The living room takes full advantage of the homes' stunning views.

Photo courtesy of Tobias Laarmann

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.