51 Living Room Sectional Standard Layout Fireplace Coffee Tables Design Photos And Ideas

Large windows offer expansive views of the Malibu hillside.
An organic color scheme and natural materials echo the great outdoors.
The polished concrete floors add a sophisticated touch.
The living room flows into the dining room and the kitchen for easy entertaining.
The open-plan living room is bright and airy with natural light from multiple sources.
The elegant, modernist-inspired living space boasts vintage Barcelona chairs and a Cassina sectional. The French doors lead out to the courtyard.
The influence of the beach is echoed in the living room's sandy, stucco masonry. A wall of windows brings a sense of the outside in.
Walnut storage, both open and closed, frames a black-painted wall with a fireplace at its center. The wall treatment can also hide a future television. "A dark wall is a great way to keep a large screen from feeling like a big black hole on the wall," notes the firm.
Large living spaces embody modern comfort.  A stone clad wood-burning fireplace, lush furnishings in rich colors, soft textiles, and custom built-ins create a retreat worth staying in.
Encarnacion's living room is warm and cozy, with floor cushions under the table for extra seating. "One of my favorite pieces in the house is this brass table that is in the living room," she tells us. "When our diffuser is on it, it looks like a person doing Warrior 2 pose."
The roofs of both wings converge at the garden to create a continuous porch around the house.
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
The fireplace wall features custom-fabricated blackened steel with a sliding panel that can conceal the television when not in use.
Thanks to cleverly designed built-in storage systems, clutter is neatly concealed throughout.
This view shows the space from another angle. The door at the bottom of the staircase leads to the laundry area. The door to the right of the staircase goes to a modern wine cellar with a sleek mounted wine rack from Stact.
Silver has also inserted a home office that is located just off of the den.
"I prefer to think of it as a lower level because it no longer has the feel of a basement," explains Silver. A large picture window lets in lots of natural light and frames an atrium filled with succulents.
The opening to the dining area has been increased, and the square footage added to the original footprint has allowed for a grand staircase that now connects the lower level.
Silver opened up and vaulted the ceiling, which instantly created a bright and airy, modern interior. He also centered the picture window and added sliding doors that lead out to two separate outside patios.
Across from the sofa, a concrete fireplace surround is topped with a custom walnut wall treatment.
Horner remembers his first visit to the home: "The architecture in the main living area was fantastic, and we just wanted to preserve that and concentrate on the areas of the home that were ill-considered."
In the living room, the designers preserved the existing Douglas fir paneling on the ceiling and walls, the fireplace, and the firewood niche. The cooler tones in the sofa from Design Within Reach, rug from Kush Rugs, and knitted poufs from SMG Collective balance out the wood and dial up the cozy factor.
The living space opens to the patio and pool area.
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Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Lake Creek Residence | Olson Kundig
Perched on a hillside in San Rafael in Marin County just north of San Francisco, the Harrison House was designed by Beverley David Thorne in 1963. The midcentury home includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and stunning views of the San Rafael Valley. It also boasts modern updates, contemporary furnishings, and a vast collection of artwork.
The remodeled kitchen offers views of the San Rafael countryside and its surrounding valley. The right wing of the house is called the "Executive's Quarters" and includes three bedrooms and an office space, all of which have sliding glass doors that lead to a 800-square-foot deck. Just a 25 drive from the Golden Gate Bridge, the home is walking distance to McNears Beach Park and the Peacock Gap Golf Club.
Living Room
The living area offers ample space for entertaining.
Matali Crasset’s Lanterne suspension fixture in the spruce-paneled stairwell was originally created for a French cathedral.
Pine chairs designed by Axel Einar Hjorth in the 1930’s flank ceramist Armelle Benoit’s stoneware fireplace with enameled hood.
Pine chairs designed by Axel Einar Hjorth in the 1930’s flank ceramist Armelle Benoit’s stoneware fireplace with enameled hood.
The living room TV cabinet is by Muti Kitchen & Bath. It's surrounded by a sofa and chairs from ELTE and side tables from Kantelberg + Co. Matte-finish Chantilly Lace paint from Benjamin Moore provides a bright backdrop.
Meg Home | Olson Kundig
In the living room, a vintage Paul McCobb sofa, a Gio Ponti side table, and an Eames lounge echo the home’s midcentury architecture—as does the thrifted red Florence Knoll Parallel Bar sofa that lends the room a shot of color.
A sofa from Design Within Reach opposes a Hi Turn chair by Bensen in the living room.
Living Area includes a sleek console table from Michael Trayler; hand-blown Murano glass console lamps from Otium.

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.