Inspiring Living Room Layout Ideas For Every Style of Home

living room with central fireplace and tall ceilings
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Living room layout ideas can be tricky to get right given that this is often a space that is used for many purposes and by various members of the household. While living rooms should undoubtedly be areas in which to unwind and relax and provide comfort and warmth, they often also need to be spaces in which to entertain guests, for children to play in and for the whole family to watch television or films. 

This can make it hard to know how to approach the design of the living room but looking at your individual space alongside your needs will make it easier. Perhaps you are searching for modern living room ideas or need to overcome the issue of a lack of natural light or low ceilings, or maybe you just want a bit of a remodel for an existing space. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.