161 Living Room Recessed Lighting Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

The floating stairs can also be used as shelf space.
From this part of the house, the owners can enjoy outdoor views via the slender, panoramic windows.
Across from the entrance door is the kitchen, which features a sink, small oven, hot water tank, fridge, and gas hobs.
The blue cabinets of the kitchen run through into the living area with a softer natural oak top tying the room together. A modular sofa can be moved in different configurations.
The homeowners are avid readers, and built-in book storage and reading nooks cater to their lifestyle, adding warmth to the interiors.
A deep bench below the windows extends the length of the space, providing additional seating. In addition to large parties, the living room also plays to host music recitals. Acoustic wood ceiling panels enhance the sound quality and provide visual warmth. Built-in benches and steps allow guests to find a comfortable corner.
Fireplace Detail w/ Custom Hinged Screen
Living Room
Living Room
Although this living space is open to the open-plan kitchen/dining area, the change in levels between the two rooms makes it feel like two separate spaces.
The chimney is clad in stone, with a fireplace on each floor, and can be seen through the large skylight in this living space.
Turning to the lush green rainforest surroundings for inspiration, the team has updated the interiors with smoked oak floors and soft, neutral colors to better highlight the property's unique setting.
A look at the small sitting room with sliding doors to the exterior.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Thanks to the expansive walls of glass, the living space absorbs a strong sense of the surrounding nature.
The bright and airy living room, dining area, and kitchen extend straight out to the wraparound terrace.
Living Room
The open-plan layout is a fitting setting to embrace a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
The bright and airy interiors are a mix of lightly colored oak floors juxtaposed again dark fixtures and exposed steel beams.
A white beamed ceiling adds structure to the open and airy living space bookended by immersive views of nature.
Modern Danish design has informed the minimalist interior, which is dressed in cozy fabrics and a muted natural palette.
Massive walls of glass and large overhangs immerse guests in the Northern Sea landscape without sacrificing comfort.
The glazed door next to the wood-burning fireplace leads to the annex on the west side of the property.
The glass entryway of the home opens straight into the living room.
In the living room, the ceilings were vaulted, which now adds to the bright and airy feeling of the open-plan layout.
The open-plan interior has been sheathed in light-colored wood to create a sense of enclosure, as well as an escape from the modern world. The low-lying exterior decks have been designed to not require railings, ensuring the sightline to the surrounding wilderness goes unimpeded.
Floor-to-ceiling glass was custom-produced by Fleetwood to allow for various vistas throughout the home—capturing the hills, wildlife, and valley views.
The space also allows for traditionally "outdoor" items, like a child's bicycle, to be stored or even used inside.
Sideboard by Sebastian Cox for The New Craftsmen.
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.
Main living room view.
Family Room
The kitchen and living area are connected to a small sun-drenched balcony.
In the main living space, brightly colored furnishings—including an iconic womb chair and a sofa from Ligne Roset—create a playful interior space for lounging. A laminated glass floor allows light to pass further between the various levels.
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.
Wraparound windows and sliding glass doors lead to the mahogany deck, giving the home a strong sense of indoor/outdoor living.
Upon entering the house, one immediately sees right through to the rear garden from the main corridor.
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.
A cozy family room has been created off the kitchen, and includes a custom built-in breakfast nook and sofa.
Here is a peek at the living room looking toward the entry.
The original double-sided fireplace was wrapped in plaster for an updated look. Yet, it was kept in the same location, as the home maintained its original footprint throughout the remodel.
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."
One of the architects' main focuses during the remodel was opening up the interior space.
The open kitchen gently tucks under the upper floors and the wood and metal stair that delicately weaves its way upward. The large bay windows draw daylight in from both sides.
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.
The large windows open to the deck, giving the room a strong connection to the outdoors.
Full-height glazing wraps around the living spaces, which overlook the expansive Wyoming landscape.
WRJ Design led the interior design.
Mirrored panels clad the ceiling above this textured axis—from the outdoor water feature to the interior stone paving—to emphasize the axis and reflect the moment of sunlight, water, and people.
In the living room, there's a black leather Le Corbusier lounge and a Minotti sofa set.
A stepped library and lounge area.

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.