50 Living Room Light Hardwood Floors Pendant Lighting Design Photos And Ideas

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.

Great Room with Living Room in foreground.  Kitchen at left and Dining Room at right with firepit at exterior beyond
Living area features a collection of chairs, rockers, sofas, and benches.
More color is found in the living area's tapestries, including a round rug and  multiple sofa pillows. A contemporary brass and glass pendant light hangs above the glass coffee table.
The eclectic living room is full of different patterns and types of material.
Bright, lofty and full of light, apartment #2 is a stunning space designed by Trotter.
Living Room Nook
The built-in padded window seat
Brammy and Kyprianou hung Koura pendant lights by New Zealand designer David Trubridge above the dining area. Their organic forms and diamond-shaped shadows create intimacy in the vast space. Among Bilardo’s contributions were the black tulipwood cabinetry and ceiling and the cantilevered concrete countertop that appears to go through the glass wall.
Those in Glass Houses…

…Should consider sustainability! Brammy and Kyprianou wanted the house to be as open and light as possible, but large expanses of regular glass can result in excessive winter heat loss and summer heat gain—and they couldn’t afford two stories of double-glazing. So they opted for Viridian ComfortPlus glass, which is coated with an insulated film that is energy-efficient, reduces sound, and filters UV radiation.

viridianglass.com

Bladder Control

On such a small site there wasn’t much room left for a rainwater tank, which the couple wanted in order to reduce their water consumption (Australia 

has strict regulations due to drought). The solution is a clever PVC “water bladder” from Eco Sac concealed under the deck, which holds 3,000 liters of water collected from the roof and used to flush the home’s toilets and run the washing machine.

ecoplanit.com.au, waterplex.com.au
Bowie and Malboeuf’s unit occupies three levels facing the property’s backyard. The living-dining room has a mix of vintage pieces—a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer and an LC4 chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand—alongside furniture from CB2.
www.adj.com.hk   @studioadjective
Mex sofas by Cassina and Fat Fat-Lady Fat tables from B&B Italia are grouped in the living room.
The open concept Living/Dining/Kitchen has a large vaulted ceiling with rectangular and triangular clerestory windows that wash the space in natural light from high above. Lights are hardly ever turned on during the day, since there is ample natural light in the daytime.
Walnut millwork room divider with adjustable shelves, stone desk and pivot door.
Salon of the Freunde von Freunden X Vitra Apartment

Tented fabric provides separation for the bedroom, and plays off the room's array of textures.

Photo by Steve Herud
The entire first floor is open concept, so the kitchen flows seamlessly into the living room and dining room. The living room features a slider wall which will eventually lead out to a large deck overlooking the rural country side.
Graham Hill, a sustainability advocate whose TED talks have delved into the benefits of living small, put his own lessons into practice at his 350-square-foot apartment, which he shares with his partner and two dogs. Quick transitions, like drawing the FilzFelt curtain, convert the living space into a bedroom.
An antique floor lamp and signage pair with an oversize automotive painting, a rug by Rugstar in the main living space. The daybed and lounge chairs are from Norr11's Man seating collection; the pendant is by Cameron Design House.
living room
living room
Living room
Living room and kitchen
Study fitted out with new custom white oak bookshelves
Parlour level Living Room: restored existing woodwork  bringing it back to life
The living and kitchen areas were reconfigured to seamlessly join a terrace surfaced with artificial turf and Nature Teka decking by Disegna. The beam was coated in a shade of turquoise paint that matches the Acapulco chairs.
Living room - Rue de l'Espéranto residence  - Guillaume Sasseville & PARKA - Architecture & Design
A combination of carefully chosen furniture and finishes, including pine flooring and trim, warms up the lofty white interior.

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.