113 Living Room Bench Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

Glass sliding doors by Bayerwald Fenster Hausturen offer a portal to the outdoors.
A small loft space sits above the living room and overlooks views of the forest and sea.
In the living room, a Nelson bench doubles as a coffee table, and a wood-burning stove from Cleanburn Stoves keeps the space warm.
The owners of this 2,800-square-foot, remodeled ranch house in Del Mar wanted to incorporate the house’s original ranch vibes as well as Scandinavian elements.
Interior finishes include wide-plank European white oak flooring, Pietra Serena limestone slab inlays, rift cut white oak cabinetry, and wax steel detailing.
A hanging fireplace in Madrona brings warmth while staying compact.
The L-shaped house has two perpendicular wings: one that contains the common areas, and another that contains the bedrooms.
The roofs of both wings converge at the garden to create a continuous porch around the house.
Ben and Meag built everything themselves, and used as many secondhand materials as possible.
The living room opens to a spacious outdoor deck.
White walls, natural light, and a neutral color palette provide an ideal setting for displaying the owners' art collection.
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The homeowners are avid readers, and built-in book storage and reading nooks cater to their lifestyle, adding warmth to the interiors.
Fireplace Detail w/ Custom Hinged Screen
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Floors have been covered by a thick coat of white paint.
This reading nook offers a calm environment to rest and relax.
Modern Danish design has informed the minimalist interior, which is dressed in cozy fabrics and a muted natural palette.
From the main room, passageways lead to the bedroom and bathroom.
Glass vases by Michael Ruh, and ceramic vases by Daniel Reynolds, both for The New Craftsmen.
The cabinetry in the kitchen flows into the living area. Here, the dining table can be linked and extended to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Within the largest of the three buildings is an open-plan living area and bedroom that’s separated by a bathroom and utility area.
Fireplace
Main living room view.
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The family wanted a house that felt like a traditional bungalow. The architects achieved this by creating a low opening at the rear terrace, with low pivot and sliding doors opening through the house and framing the ocean view beyond.
Upon entering the house, one immediately sees right through to the rear garden from the main corridor.
The eco-friendly home is equipped with rainwater harvesting, hydronic heating, and a compost and vegetable garden.
Sustainable features include locally and sustainably harvested Victorian hardwood with low VOC finishes and formaldehyde-free plywood.
WARC Studio founder Andrew Wilson came up with a design solution that would open up the interiors to the garden and pool, but still protect the home from the harsh afternoon sun from the west.
A cozy family room has been created off the kitchen, and includes a custom built-in breakfast nook and sofa.
Here is a glimpse of the mesmerizing views the home frames of the surrounding Bay Area.
 The firm's mandate was to create architecture that worked, yet "disappeared."
The angled fireplace is clad in Grove Brickworks field tile from Waterworks – laid vertically with no grout in between.
Fronting Alamo Square Park, the living room’s pitched ceiling creates an expansive space for socializing and relaxing. The space is accented by a custom sofa and window seat by Franciscan Interiors, rocking chairs from B&B Italia, a Lake low credenza by BDDW. The fireplace-adjacent bench seating is upholstered in William Yeoward Alverdia fabric in Ocean, complementing the teal accents in the adjoining dining room and kitchen.
A built-in bench by the window is a cozy perch for Tyler. The herringbone flooring looks like wood but is actually man-made.
Inside, the open-plan layout features a kitchen which morphs into the living area with a raised built-in bench/reading nook, along with an upper level that overlooks the space.
Full-height glazing wraps around the living spaces, which overlook the expansive Wyoming landscape.
The living spaces of house, built in 1972 or 1973, were originally divided into three—a kitchen, living and dining area, and an atrium (previous owners had covered the atrium with a roof). "The new owners wanted the interior space to flow as one, so we removed the glass doors and solid walls separating the enclosed atrium from the kitchen and living room," principal John Klopf says. "Some structural posts needed to remain to hold up the roof, but overall the space was opened up almost completely. The floor was leveled, and the plan freed up." The rainbow print is a 1960s Herman Miller trade poster, and the Vitamin Water print by a New York artist. A Sapien book tower from Design Within Reach sits next to the TV. The sofa is IKEA.
For this 780-square-foot apartment Hong Kong apartment, local practice MNB Design Studio used plywood, smart storage solutions, and tapped into the principles of origami to create a highly structured, minimalist home.
The studio's original wooden beams were left intact.
A stepped library and lounge area.
Instead of providing the same view throughout the house, the design creates thoughful framed views of the surroundings.
A pullout desk is hidden underneath one of the shelves.
The cabinet doors slide to reveal book shelves.
The fully-concealed workstation and storage next to a bench seat.
The log-burner fireplace comes in handy during  the winter months.
Living Room
Architect: Waind Gohil + Potter Architects
Photography: Anthony Coleman
A fireplace in the living lounge.

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.