Browse Top Living Rooms

Decorate your living room using ideas from our favorite spaces. Browse photos of living rooms to discover new decor ideas, fresh color schemes, and smart furniture arrangements. Then start creating a living room that suits your needs, whether you want a calming space to relax, a room to have fun with family, a well-appointed space for entertaining, or a space that serves a combination of activities. From the grandest living rooms to the most intimate family rooms, you'll find looks in every decorating style: traditional and classic, modern and fun, cottage and sweet, plus ideas for Tuscan, country French, and eclectic living rooms. Discover ways to bring color into your living room, and find rooms and color schemes starring your favorite colors, including green, blue, red, and beyond. Plus, get ideas on how to pull a room together and how to choose furniture, colors, accessories, window treatments, and flooring that will come together to create a beautiful room that you'll love to spend time in. Living room decorating is easy when you draw inspiration from our favorite spaces.

See More

Plan a Furniture Arrangement

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

See More

Top Kitchen & Bath Redos

You voted. We listened. We've gathered your most-loved kitchen and bath makeovers from Facebook and Pinterest for some serious before-and-after inspiration.

View Slideshow

Small Room Ideas

It's time to embrace your small spaces. You'll be surprised by how much style and function you can pack in with these dos and don'ts.

View Slideshow

Vintage Kitchen Ideas

Whether inspired by a 1940s diner or an old-world scullery, vintage kitchens offer charm and contemporary convenience. See how these designs reference the past while beautifully accommodating modern needs.

View Slideshow

Great Room Arranging

When your kitchen, dining room, and living space are all in one open floor plan, arranging the furniture can be tricky. These tips make it easy.

View Video

Quick Bedroom Updates

Give your bedroom a decorating boost this weekend with one (or all!) of these five do-it-yourself projects.

View Video
Popular in Rooms

A Detail-Filled Dining Room Makeover

These finishing touches, which rely on paint and trim, are big on style for those of us short on time (and cash)!

X

    Everything in this slideshow

    • We chose a fashionable color scheme of aqua blue, cocoa, and tangerine for this dining room makeover. The aqua blue looks light and fresh with the white furniture, while the cocoa adds just the right amount of sophistication and warmth. Bright bursts of tangerine come from accessories, which are easy to change (we think hot pink would look great in this room, too).

    • Paint Pick-Me-Ups

      Grab a paintbrush and get going on charming updates for standard dining-room elements

      Window Shade
      An inexpensive roller shade looks custom with the addition of paint stripes. To make the stripes, mask areas with painter's masking tape before applying crafts paint. Ball fringe makes a flirty finish at the hem. Simply hot-glue the trim to the back of the shade.

    • Paint Pick-Me-Ups

      Chandelier
      Silver spray paint adds an understated gleam to a formerly bright-brass chandelier. To make the lampshades, coat the shades with two layers of gesso so paint won't bleed through. Paint scallops of light blue crafts paint on the top third of the shade after painting the lower portion a darker blue. Use a paint pen or an artist's paintbrush to add dots of white and cocoa.

    • Paint Pick-Me-Ups

      Floor Cloth
      Who would guess this cheerful floor covering started out as a scrap of vinyl flooring? Cut it to size (and any shape--no need to stick to a rectangle) with sturdy scissors or a utility knife and straightedge. Prime the back side with latex primer. Let dry, then roll on a base color. Use crafts paint and an artist's brush to add the details after the base coat is dry.

    • Fabric Finesse

      Give the soft touch to your dining room with these easy fabric ideas.

      Cushion Accent
      Give a custom look to a ready-made chair cushion. Use a covered-button kit to make fabric-covered buttons (use the same fabric for drapery panels for a coordinated look). Stitch through the cushion to attach the buttons for a tufted look. Tie 1/8-inch ribbon around the button shanks to mark the spot with an X.

    • Fabric Finesse

      No-Sew Curtain Panels
      Pick up pretty fabric from a discount bin to fashion some quick, elegant curtain panels. Use an iron to press under the sides and secure with fusible interfacing. Clip on curtain rings and hang 'em high. We let ours puddle on the floor just a bit for a luxurious look.

      Now that you've seen what dressmaker details can do, check out the following elegant surprises.

    • Unexpected Accents

      Our favorite finishing touches are the ones that guests admire--and we know cost only a few cents and a few minutes to make! Look closer to see some of the pleasing details.

    • Unexpected Accents

      Fabric Background
      To jazz up this china hutch we added panels of blue polka-dot fabric. To get this look, cut foam core to fit the back of your hutch, then wrap the fabric neatly around the panels securing it with glue in the back. Then, slide the cute (but temporary) panels to the back of the hutch.

    • Unexpected Accents

      Ribbon Accent
      A wide ribbon with colorful brown and blue stripes wraps the apron of the dining table. This detail is so simple, you may be embarrassed to accept the rave reviews, but just smile and say, "Thanks!" Simply attach the ribbon to the wood with double-sided tape. To create custom stripes, layer solid color ribbons.

    • 10 of 10
      Next Slideshow Casual Dining Rooms

      Casual Dining Rooms

      A dining room doesn't have to be a fancy, formal space. Check out these casual dining room designs to learn how to make your dining room a casual, comfortable area for dining and entertaining.
      Begin Slideshow »

      Related

    close
    close
    close
    close
    close

    Loading... Please wait...