213 Living Room Dark Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

This modern renovation of a traditional ranch-style home maintained the midcentury spirit of the home—and turned it into a showcase for the homeowner's collection of iconic furnishings.
Elements of the American West blend with natural materials and rich textures to create a warm, welcoming retreat that celebrates great design.
Michael Johnson’s answer to having little buildable land to work with in his design of Ruth Hiller’s Winter Park, Colorado, house was to elevate and cantilever the kitchen, living, and dining space over the carport, nearly doubling the home’s living area. To avoid a space-hogging fireplace, Johnson recommended a Bathyscafocus by Focus Creations. Hiller took the suggestion and now enjoys the warmth of a fireplace and the full square footage of her living room.
In the living area is a U-shaped, multi-use couch that can be easily turned into a guest bed when needed.
The generous, double-height entrance lounge is equipped with washer/dryer utilities tucked under the stair with a cantilevered mezzanine "book nook" right above it.
Living Room reading corner
Large windows surround the home to frame spectacular views of the outdoors and also bathe the interiors with natural light.
The spacious guest suite also features a fireplace.
Steps lead down to the guest suite quarters, which has a private entrance. This is where James Dean resided during his stay at the home.
The living room opens to an airy enclosed sunroom.
The elegant white-stucco living room is accented with exposed wood beams and anchored by a wood-burning fireplace.
The pristine home has been recently restored, maintaining its period charm and character and infusing it with contemporary style.
A closer look at the living lounge below. Per the owners' request, the Austrian parquet floors were kept intact and beautifully restored.
The original layout had a tiny living area in the front that wasn’t spacious enough to accommodate entertaining. To create more space, Tang converted the second floor into a larger living room. Here, chairs and sofa from All Modern; drapery and rug from West Elm; fireplace custom-finished in Venetian plaster; light fixture from Lambert et Fils.
View into New Family Room
View of towards Existing Kitchen from New Family Room
The open-plan great room allows fluidity between functional spaces, while the vaulted wood ceiling contributes to a sense of spaciousness.
The concrete fireplace draws attention to the sloped ceiling, as well as to the unique lighting feature above.
Kate's diverse experiences begin with a degree in British history and literature, which translated to her role as a historical archivist. Then, she shifted into the startup world when she moved to San Francisco in 2012. Since then, she’s held various marketing roles and is currently a visual strategist at a tech company, which allows her to travel the world while promoting their brand.
Heirloom pieces have been a go-to for Davison—a bit of Georgia to remind her of home, though her look is always evolving.
“I like to incorporate pieces that tell a story or have a bit of character,” says Kate. “Naturally, those items begin to represent my personal journey: where I come from, the places I have traveled, and even the people that mean the most to me.”
Living room from front door framing the landscape.
A duet of orange leather table lamps from Armani/Casa add a dash of orange that is echoed throughout the living room.
Finishing touches include a custom chandelier from Cliff Young, and sconces from Artemide. The final result is a modern, opulent, and colorful townhouse for this young family of three.
Skylights running down the middle of the pitched roof bring light into the space and into the floor below.

Sections of reinforced glass have been fitted into the concrete floor, filling the ground floor with light.
Although cacti are associated with being low-maintenance plants, it is important to remember every cactus has different needs.
The hammered copper side table was a gift from Francine's business partner, Carl D'Aquino. The pottery on the midcentury coffee table is by Alex Bauer.
The living room features a pair of 1920s chairs by Hungarian-born New York designer Ilonka Karasz.
Over the last decade, architect Francine Monaco and her husband, David Bauer, have filled their bungalow on Long Island with rare furniture, art, and antiques. In the living room, midcentury Danish chairs join a camel saddle covered with an alpaca hide, used as an ottoman. Francine had round “lily pads” cut from gingham-patterned carpeting.
Exposed beams and shoji screens, which conceal the dining area, add to the home's charming character.
A wall of windows showcases the home's spectacular views of California's South Bay.
The living room is anchored by a statement fireplace.
The mezzanine bedroom has elevated views across the living space, the decked terrace, and the city skyline beyond.
An off-center skylight brings natural light into the living room, where the existing fireplace (inset) was refinished in metallic paint. A fiberglass Koishi pouf by Naoto Fukasawa for Linea sits by an Eames sofa. The painting is by Vanessa Prager.
Living Room
The living room
The living room
Two large multi-slide doors open up the main living space to the exterior. The opening picture faces west towards the back yard; it is 12' h x 24' w.
Among the 38 available rooms, there are two special suites on the top floor that have their own private balconies and large living area.
When Studio Tack was brought on to revive the 1960s structure, they set out to showcase the history and charm of the property—but to do it through a modern lens. They preserved the eccentricities that make the property so special, but brought it into the modern world with fresh new furnishings, updated materials, and a relaxed, bohemian vibe.
Formal Living Room
Formal Living Room
Formal Living room
Exposed brick is used in the interior as a continuation of the building’s brickwork.
The interior boasts an industrial aesthetic achieved by the exposed brick wall, concrete surfaces, and copper finishes.
The sofa in the family room was designed by Helgerson with Magnifique fabric by Kravet. The 265 Wall Lamp is by Paolo Rizzatto for Flos, and the pine coffee table is from The Good Mod, a local shop in Portland.
There are plenty of quiet spots for contemplation.
The metal-topped side table is from Roche’s grandparents’ house and the lamp is vintage Vico Magistretti for Artemide.
A vintage Womb Chair was reupholstered with a nubby custom fabric from Cowtan & Tout. The floor lamp is from Atelier de Troupe, and the rug is a vintage Moroccan flatweave.

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.