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50 Simple Living Room Ideas for 2017

To create a memorable living room, you don’t have to use a complicated design. With just a few carefully curated pieces, you can create a beautiful living room. If you’re looking to make a statement with just a few pieces of furniture and decor, these living room decorating ideas will help you.

We’ve gathered 50 living room design ideas that all feature simple but elegant furnishings and decor. These ideas include classic couches, colorful decor, stunning coffee tables and more. Use the filters below to find ideas that work perfectly for you, and then begin designing your dream living room with personalized home decor pieces.

50 Simple Living Room Ideas For 2017

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Add brightness to your living room design by using a colorful and uniquely shaped coffee table.

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Make your fireplace's mantel pop by using a few bright pieces, like this room's mirror and silver candlestick holders.

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Don't be afraid to go for a bold-colored couch, like this fun lime green couch. You can also add decorative pillows in complementary colors.

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Make a statement with patterned decorative pillows on your couch and eclectic wall decorations.

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If you're looking to fill a small space between your wall and sofa, make your own sofa table. Fill the table with bright green plants and unique lamps.

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If your living room is small, use a loveseat in place of a couch. Complement that with small unique side tables.

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Make your living room feel like a seaside retreat by using a tan and blue color scheme with a few pieces of nautical decor.

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If you have a white fireplace, try placing decor pieces with black, green and silver on your mantel for contrast.

Photo Credit: Camille Roskelley

You can easily add brightness to a brown couch by decorating with colorful pillows, like these pink and white pillows.

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These stunning tile floors look wonderful paired with a beige couch and a simple wood pallet coffee table.

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Everything in this living room is beautifully light and airy, from the bright white couches to the white trim around the windows and door.

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These cozy armchairs perfectly match the curtains behind them. The simple plant illustrations beautifully fill in the space between the windows.

Photo Credit: Elish Phares Moon

This living room shows a great example of how to use a white couch against a white wall. For contrast, they use colorful decorative pillows and black framed illustrations.

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We love how this living room pairs bright pink stools with a Lucite coffee table. The gold trimmed side table adds a glam touch to the room too.

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Don't be afraid to go for a bold rug in your living room design. This rug goes well with a simple couch and coffee table.

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Look for a unique coffee table to make your living room design stand out, like this round table with a three-dimensional pattern on the sides.

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If you're looking for unique living room decorating ideas for your coffee table, try using a table with shining copper legs.

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For an easy decoration for your fireplace, simply hang a string of lights across the mantel.

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Need a side table that will fit in a small space? Create your own table using a plank of wood and thin steel harpin legs.

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By matching decorative pillows with the blankets on your couch, you'll be able to create a cozy and lovely space.

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For a unique couch design, use decorative pillows in all different patterns. For a consistent look, use pillows that are all the same color.

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Take inspiration from France for your side table. Create a vintage look by painting the table white, and then stenciling on your favorite French saying.

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Make your living room feel like spring by using a green and blue color scheme and decorating with fresh flowers.

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We love how this living room uses different patterned decorative pillows on the two matching wingback chairs.

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The chevron pattern on this armchair makes it pop, while the decorative pillows nicely match the chair.

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Build small shelves into one of the corners of your living room to display a few of your favorite photos or small items.

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This living room design is bursting with color, and all the pieces go together perfectly, including the blue armchair and black and white pillow.

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Light up your living room with a bold geometric lamp featuring a gold base and a white lamp shade for contrast.

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The minimalistic design on this couch allows the cute cat decorative pillow to be the star of the show.

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Add your own unique spin to a side table by painting stripes in your favorite colors.

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Add a colorful touch to a mostly white living room by displaying your favorite bright objects on corner shelves.

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Create a cozy sitting area in the corner of your living room by using an upholstered chair and a small side table featuring bright flowers.

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Don't be afraid to go for bright and bold patterns for the decorative pillows on your couch.

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Take a minimalistic approach to your fireplace by decorating with just a small plant or two on your mantel.

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If you're looking for monochrome living room decorating ideas, take a look at this modern black and white coffee table featuring black candleholders.

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If you're a fan of bold patterns, consider using a striped couch in your living room design. It pairs wonderfully with a simple white coffee table.

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Decorating with navy and white stripes is an easy way to give your living room a beachy feel.

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The beige patterned rug in this living room ties the room together nicely. It pairs perfectly with the tan couch and white coffee table.

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Make a big impact in a small space by using bold-colored chairs, like this blue armchair.

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A piece of patterned fabric is a great wall decoration idea. It will look perfect on any white wall.

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Gold trim adds a modern twist to a classic glass-top coffee table. The coffee table also looks lovely with a few pieces of simple decor.

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Create a bold look in your living room by using a bright red chair, blue rug and gold decor.

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Matching bright pink lamps are a great choice for your living room design. You can also place a fun abstract painting between the lamps.

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If you want to add a little golden touch to your living room design, consider using a small gold side table.

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We love how everything in this living room is perfectly symmetrical, from the decorative pillows on the couch to the two standing lamps.

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You can easily add a vintage touch to your living room design by using a wood trunk as a coffee table.

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In this living room design, the gold decor on the mantel perfectly matches with the gold trim on the fireplace.

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Create a fun Bohemian look in your living room using small wicker coffee tables and abstract illustrations.

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If you can't find a striped rug that you like, try making your own. Pair the rug with brightly colored decor and furniture.

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Create a fun and customizable wall decoration by hanging up desk drawers and displaying your favorite pieces of decor inside.

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Pair a classic beige couch with bright decorative pillows, like these pink and green patterned pillows.

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Love the look of vintage suitcases? Create a DIY side table using a suitcase and vintage table legs.

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Looking for a piece of furniture that will add contrast to an all-white room? A bright orange armchair with gold legs is just what you need.

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Make a unique side table display by using a hollow table and placing decor in the center.

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Create a beautiful night sky in your living room by decorating your walls with wood stars.

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The gold buttons on this couch pair beautifully with the gold-rimmed mirror and the gold side table.

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A few potted plants and flowers add liveliness to this lovely beige and white living room.

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If you're using a patterned rug, pair it with a solid print couch and armchair for contrast.

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If you're using a table and decor that are the same color, use different textures to provide contrast.

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Add some fun eclectic pieces to your living room design, like this room's ladder and large feather illustrations.

Photo Credit: The Shabby Creek Cottage

Bold chevron decorative pillows pair beautifully with bright yellow pillows on a gray couch.

Photo Credit: The Sweetest Digs

A patterned tray is a great choice for a glass coffee table. You can also use a bold black candleholder.

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This living room is full of eclectic details, from the quirky chandelier to the skull decoration over the fireplace.

Photo Credit: Tyler William Parker

Use the same frames for all your illustrations to create a lovely cohesive living room design.

Photo Credit: View Along the Way


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