214 Living Room Sectional Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

A built-in couch defines the living room and provides plenty of seating for the family.
Like much of the Italian Riviera, La Spezia on the Ligurian coast has a long maritime history. It was precisely this seafaring legacy that inspired the design of this tiny home, a 377-square-feet apartment that was reconfigured to clearly separate the living and sleeping areas. A cabinetry wall is constructed with marine plywood.
Regan Baker Design teamed up with contractor Markus Burkhardt and Sagan Design Group to design and build Tahoe’s first Passive House for a family of five, incorporating their vintage and heirloom quilts.
Earth tones adorn the living room, which is anchored by a Sisal rug from ABC Carpet. A low-slung Dune sofa from Poliform is an invitation to lounge.
Custom metal shelves display books. The flooring throughout is white oak, and its color syncs nicely with the tones in the brick—inside and out.
Cori’s 12-foot-long Paradise painting adds a dramatic touch to the living room.
In the living room, a Söderhamn sectional sofa from IKEA joins a Molded Plastic Rocker by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and a Jøtul stove. The burlap pillows were crafted by Cori out of coffee bean sacks. “She has ideas about making stuff that I would never think of,” says Craig.
A look at the music and TV room. The painting is ‘Chewbacca and Kai Ride’ by another San Francisco painter, Rene Garcia Jr, who <span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">focuses on pop culture iconography with a bold use of color, all the while leveraging simple children’s tools and materials of glue and glitter.</span>
The home's main living spaces are located on the top level, offering a perch from which to look out on the surrounding landscape. Here, a cozy family room features a corner window with views of the Laguna Mountains in the distance.
The modular wood coffee table was designed by Sonja, and is one of her favorite pieces in the home. The four pieces can actually be separated and used as additional seating. (There are additional pieces under the low shelf on the left). The floor is made of solid fir with an abundance of knots, adding to the room’s character.
The living room holds a Freemood sofa by Desiree Divani, a solid wood coffee table by Sonja, and a Fork floor lamp by Diesel Living with Foscarini.
Douglas fir floors and cedar wall and ceiling panelling create a warm atmosphere in the living room.
In the living room, ethereal light fixtures by Ay illuminate are made from bamboo and handwoven cotton.
A substantial sandstone fireplace grounds the voluminous living room.
An expansive glass door trimmed in vertical grain fir opens the interior to the refreshed deck. The designers made sure to keep the frame around the doors thin, in order to capture views and convey the minimal detailing of the original midcentury home. “All those details that go into keeping that eastern window wall as open and permeable as possible kept the essence of the original house, increased the indoor/outdoor connection, and retained that character that we and the owners had responded to in the house,” says Griesmeyer.
Now, the furniture grouping comfortably occupies the living room. A sectional from Gus Modern sits with a custom steel coffee table and a Paulistano armchair.
The active family had just returned from a three-year stint in Amsterdam and wanted a low-maintenance weekend retreat that would "give us energy and not take it away," explains Sara, who is the president of vintage-inspired home decor company Schoolhouse.
"The balcony is kept at the same height as the interior floor and built with similar materials and colors to extend the interior space," says the firm. "Additionally, the interior floor looks like a part of the balcony, thereby erasing the interior–exterior boundary. This design provides residents the feeling of living in nature even though they are actually living in a skyscraper."
"The curve at the ceiling blurs the boundary between roofs and wall," says the firm.
Keeping in line with its dramatic facade, the home boasts a crisp, vibrant palette throughout. A moody-red velvet sectional provides ample seating in the main living room, while a shaggy, cream-colored rug adds an additional level of texture.
Thirteen windows in the apartment help maximize the fantastic views. The seating—including a sectional from West Elm and daybed from BoConcept—is now complemented by a fireplace specified by the firm.
After purchasing the historic property in 2015, the Glee star completely remodeled the space for contemporary living. Fashion stylist and interior decorator Estee Stanley assisted with establishing the home’s aesthetic.
Nye used Monarch Plank wood flooring throughout the home to create a united base for the rest of the design. The Croft House sectional sits above a vintage rug, and the nearby chandelier is by Apparatus Studio.
Wood burning stove on concrete plinth in living room
Add/Subtract House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photo by Charles Davis Smith
Add/Subtract House by Matt Fajkus Architecture | Photo by Charles Davis Smith
Throughout the home, the floors were replaced with light hardwood to make the space feel more modern and open. Baer brought in a MBH Sectional in White Linen and a Hotel Collection metal-and-stone coffee table alongside the Sams International Atlas Woolen Rug. In this space, the Raskinds added a touch of Hollywood glamour with the red velvet midcentury chairs. They finished off the look by painting the original fireplace with Cover of Night by Dunn Edwards and added hexagonal tiles at the base.
The textiles and furniture selected for the family room in particular echo the feeling of casual comfort, with wood shelving continuing from the kitchen and low, informal couches.
Great room.  Dining and living area.
The torqued steel showcase wall provides a backdrop to the living and dining spaces and adds a rounded dimension to the otherwise linear forms.
A large great room is framed by exposed structural beams and large picture windows providing the first glimpse of the home's picturesque view overlooking the 'Valley of the Moon.'
The sunken living room is filled with light and leafy greenery.
A collection of artful furnishings rounds out the scheme in Loft Ninho. The cool gray Saccaro sofa and rug by Domdaqui Tapetes balance out the wood tones, while a spectrum of green accents, starting with the mint trim, bring welcome pops of contrast.
The Miller House and Garden features a custom-made sofa in the open-plan living area designed by Saarinen with textiles by Girard. The home was widely published and is in part credited for the popularity of conversation pits in the 1950s and 1960s.
Family room with yellow Wink chair, navy rug and custom sectional.
Dark wood credenza in living room.
Living room with tone-on-tone navy walls and sofa.
Living Room with tone-on-tone navy walls and and accent chairs upholstered in Hermes fabric.
The double-height living room is open and airy thanks to an expansive wall of windows.
Gold poufs in the living area are among the home's post-renovation accents.
A stone fireplace adds warmth to the large living area.
A Dellarobia Sectional offers comfy seating in the casual living room with a coffee table by Buka Design + Hardwoods.
The living area features a classic, black-and-white palette, including Ziggy Nesting Tables from Guest House.
The abundance of natural light drifting in from above is enhanced in the first-floor communal areas, where the architects integrated an 11-foot-long, floor-to-ceiling window wall along the full length of the house.
At the bottom of the 34-foot light well sits an airy, open stage, which is a beloved spot for the family of musicians. “While the stage easily acts as a place for performance—from hosting a jam session to children’s impromptu concerts, it can also double as a seating area for the living room,” notes co-founder of Acre Architects Stephen Kopp. “We were part of a lecture that the client gave from the living room, and it really felt like an intimate fireside chat.”
Sliding glass doors open to a private rear garden for indoor/outdoor entertaining during the warmer months.

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.