40 Living Room Bench Shelves Design Photos And Ideas

A peek at the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
"We needed furniture that could be easily wiped down and rid of sand from the beach and dirt from our hikes; a leather sofa was a must," she says. Jorie added a daybed to the living area as an extra space to sleep, if needed.
Contemporary materials like concrete and steel are a wonderful contrast to the ancient stone walls.
The couple built many furnishings, such as the storage chests, out of old leftover timber.
Thanks to a spacious bookshelf and plenty of seating, this vibrant area is an inviting spot to read and relax.
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.
A daybed is set along the southern wall, next to two translucent, battened screens, that when opened, present beautiful views of the Brisbane river.
The living room faces the rugged coastal.
A stepped library and lounge area.
Reds are great for designers and homeowners who want want to be courageous with color.
A pullout desk is hidden underneath one of the shelves.
The mixed-wood floor includes cherry with maple parquet. The Pol chair is by Mark Albrecht Studio.
It quickly becomes a coffee table when its legs are folded inwards and hidden underneath the tabletop.
Architect Ester Bruzkus of Bruzkus Batek redesigned a compact apartment in Berlin to serve as her home. The previous layout had two bedrooms and one bathroom, but Bruzkus created an open-plan arrangement with only one bedroom to free up space. A folding wall can be pulled out for privacy. Custom furniture joins pieces by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and Gervasoni. The bathroom is enclosed within the black cube, which can be entered from either the bedroom side or the living room side. The paintings are by Berlin-based artist Niki Elbe.
Soft earthy browns can bring a masculine feel to living rooms and studies. Choose wood veneers, furniture, or woven textiles in earthy browns to give spaces a grounded feel. For midcentury brown paint colors, try Behr's Cocoa Shell (HDC-AC-05) or Wright Oak Bark (FLLW623).
To create a sense of luxury on a budget, the architect ran a thin concrete border along either side of the fireplace flue and flanked it with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The second story has two lofts joined by a steel bridge.
Three interlocking materials: a self-heated concrete floor; double-glazed windows that let the outdoors in while keeping out the cold; and wooden panels manufactured in a Denmark factory are used to created this Copenhagen prefab home with interior birch plywood walls that give the space a warm and bright feel.
The world’s first carbon-positive prefab, by Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab with interiors of sustainably sourced plywood with formaldehyde- and VOC-free finishes.
One of the coziest nooks in the house is in the living room, a window seat where Cohen sits and reads. Because the large glass window in the living room is fixed, the smaller one opens to allow cross breezes and ventilation.
Living Room

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.