1472 Living Room Medium Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

“Being totally immersed in a wood space connects us with this biophilic response to nature and natural materials,” says Corey. “You can use modern, minimal forms and still add a really warm material. Then, the result is more than just the simple lines of a space, it’s the deeper feeling of being connected with something bigger.”
Back inside, the glass-enclosed living room is grounded by a central fireplace. “When we started designing this project, we always had cedar in mind,” says Corey. “It wasn't like, ‘Oh, it could be metal or oak. Instead, it was, ‘this is a cedar box; we're carving it out.’ ”
An interior rendering of an Ayfraym, which can sleep up to eight in its three-bedroom setup. The kits use FSC-certified Boise Cascade lumber.
All truss components in the AvrameUSA kits use LVL (laminated veneer lumber) to achieve high snow, wind, and seismic ratings. The A-frame structure can hit load requirements in over 94 percent of U.S. jurisdictions.
The mezzanine ladder can fold against the wall to free up circulation space when it is not in use.
Orange was used as a leitmotif that weaves throughout the main level, with furnishings such as the mezzanine ladder, the sofa, and the kitchen tile.
The original floors were "horrible" laminate, says Edgar. During the renovation, they were replaced with Douglas fir timber flooring that matches the timber structure of the home. The kitchen cabinets are sapele timber, and a cost-effective timber-effect laminate has been used on the kitchen countertops.
"The angular geometry of the catwalk trusses, the kitchen island, and the bathroom projection together with the 60-degree pitched roof make the project’s geometry performative and visually interesting," says Edgar.
A rendered peek inside a 2X lightHouse model.
"I am all about organization, so you will find lots of bins, baskets, and organizers throughout the home, tucked into our drawers, and inside our cabinets," says Jules.
Whitney updated the living room by employing a light palette and rich textures. Beige linen covers the built-in sofa cushions; the pale tone maintains a feeling of spaciousness.
Separated from the multipurpose space by a slight level change, a small bathroom is lined with pink tiles to visually connect the floor with the rest of the home.
Surrounded by gray Pandomo walls and black (instead of rose gold) steel shelves, the multipurpose room has a more masculine feel compared to the rest of the home. Sliding doors open up to an outdoor terrace.
Terrazzo surfaces flecked with pink and a stainless steel mobile/staircase provide cool sleeping areas for the cats in the summertime.
The height of the window informed the design of the staircase, which was custom-made to give the cats views of the outdoors.
“We also converted cat-scale extensions into furniture that people can use, such as desks, lockers, and chairs, so that owners can enjoy their activities and pet interactions in this space,” notes the firm.
The wooden floor and pink Pandomo surfaces were selected for their scratch-proof qualities, and to give the “cats' room” a sense of warmth. The wall coating absorbs smells and helps regulate humidity levels.
Hickory flooring is used throughout the house.
The two made a trip down to Ventura just to pick up the Poul Cadovius Royal System shelf, their favorite piece in the house. They also have several prints from illustrator Kyler Martz.
When Danielle and Bryan moved in, they had most of their furniture already. "We have been collecting our furniture for years; some of it was even brought to California from Brooklyn," says Danielle, who’s a houseplant enthusiast with a special love for pots and accessories from Capra Designs and Crimson in Oakland. A West Perro wall hanging adorns a sunny corner.
With a budget of £10,400 (approximately $13,000), Intervention Architecture transformed a tiny apartment into a minimalist studio. The firm worked with a cabinetmaker to design a custom unit and centerpiece for the space.
Craving more adventure, a couple decide to make a radical life change by becoming full-time Airstream residents and renovators.
The home's small footprint inspired Hendricks to choose a minimal paint palette featuring two shades of Farrow & ball white used throughout the first floor. A mix of midcentury pieces sourced from local antique shops sits against a canvas of custom linen curtains. A Brazilian leather sofa adds a sumptuous touch, and the rosewood chairs are upholstered in a serene, olive-green fabric.
This white oak curve in the living room makes for a soothing spot to read.
The ADU is perfect for visiting family and friends.
The private areas of the Stack House are interlaced to create voids for shared living spaces.
The New Project Group renovated a cramped, uninviting space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The company gave the 400-square-foot apartment a gut renovation, with a new kitchen and bathroom designed for efficiency. A parallelogram-shaped window pane, rescued from an architectural salvage yard, was outfitted with steel edges and casters, and repurposed as a coffee table.
The Irving sofa by Verzelloni sits between vintage Scandinavian rosewood end tables with interior pull-out trays. The large, abstract artwork is a 1970’s oil painting by “Unknown.”
A marble bar hosts three Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers and one freezer behind indigo cerused cabinet fronts, which contrast with the artwork by Irving B. Hayes.
The main entry flows into the living room, which now accesses the outdoor terrace via the door to the left.
The home’s interior is a colorful homage to ’60s and ’70s California surf shacks.
A deck opens up to the west from the main living space, and it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset. A long, low window at the rear of the space frames the tree line.
The clients fell in love with the double-sided Cheminees Philippe fireplace, which had been used in a previous Modscape project they had seen. “It works nicely in this home to help subtly define each space, and it’s a stunning feature,” says Modscape managing director Jan Gyrn.
The living spaces are designed to remain clutter-free and open toward the view. Services, including the mudroom, laundry, and family bathroom, are located in a separate wing to the rear of the home.
The two living rooms at the front of the home sit on slightly different levels. The more formal living room features a linen sofa by Pure Interiors and classic CH22 and CH26 timber chairs by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.
The casual living room on the ground floor features a vintage cane chair, a Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, and a portrait titled Matriarch by contemporary Danish artist Henrik Godsk.
A reading nook in the living room makes use of otherwise dead space and offers additional storage.
Operable windows and doors on the east and west facades allow for effective cross ventilation across the narrow footprint of the home.
Like the second-floor living room, the more private living area in the master bedroom boasts a fireplace and expansive views.
The large master bedroom can also be used as an additional living area by the parents and the children.
The second floor is where all three generations come together to eat, play, work, and gather around the fireplace.
Double-glazed sliding doors connect the living area with the covered outdoor deck in the LivingHome Piha. The bedrooms are tucked away in a separate two-story wing.
“ÖÖD always hopes to make people feel at home,” says CEO Andreas Tiik. “This approach—found in the use of materials, the bespoke solutions, and the warmth of the kitchen—makes a house that is meant to be a hotel to feel like a home.”
From the start, the clients wanted their home to have a "barn look," honoring the agrarian vernacular of the built environment around them. Interior walls and ceilings are clad in local pine, with a paint treatment to remove the yellow from the wood.
The pitched portion of the roof creates a high ceiling and an airy aesthetic in the living area, where large windows, including two half moon windows, facilitate plenty of sunlight.
Living Room Stair Corridor
Living Room Fireplace
Living Room Fireplace & Feature Stair
Living Room Fireplace Details
Living room view towards Entryway
Living Room Fireplace & Feature Stair
Living Room Fireplace & Feature Stair Details
"We clad the bathroom doors with the lath as well, adding a nearly invisible aluminum pull," explains Darci. "The adjacent bookshelf was the first project that Dale and I worked on together—and that was 18 years ago."
The architects also restored many of the original windows. "We rehabbed the wood sashes and added insulated glazing with a low-E coating to increase the energy efficiency," explains Dale. "We rebuilt the weights and updated the hardware. They look appropriate for the age of the home, but perform so much better."

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.