Dwell’s Favorite 4 Living Room Floor Lighting Shelves Ottomans Design Photos And Ideas

Natural materials blend with contemporary furnishings in this unique, open living space.
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.