living room design styles

10-living-rooms-au-lit-10.jpgWhether you're relaxing after a long day or entertaining friends and family, the living room is just that - it's where you live. Being a room that doesn't require appliances, the space is completely reliant on its decor. We've rounded up 10 different living rooms that showcase a variety of styles and personalities - all different and all of which we love.

Photography by Angus Fergusson

1 Contemporary condo
Playing off a black-and-white palette, designer Stacey Cohen adds sparkle through a gorgeous orb light fixture and silver nailhead detail she added to the sofa. The turquoise accents around the room are vibrant and playful, and give the living room that perfect pop of colour.

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Photography by Stacey Brandford

2 Hollywood glitz
This eclectic living room marries vintage furniture with modern pop art that works thanks to the repeated colour palette throughout the space. The variety (and mix) of seating, as well as the use of colour and pattern, make this room a welcome place for friends and family.

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For more inspiration, tour this B.C. home that's dripping with Old Hollywood glamour.
Photography by Donna Griffith

3 Classic and colourful
The colourful adventure of this living room began with a $10-a-yard chartreuse fabric that, once hung, injected incredible energy into the entire space. While the classic furnishings give a nod to the traditional, they also allow for the bright, bold punches of of personality.

Find more ways to inject yellow into your living space like this sunny living and dining room.
Photography by Donna Griffith

4 Modern organic
Wood accents, textured rugs and blankets, and antler decor give the impression that this living room has been lifted from a cozy cottage. Once a space cluttered with antiques, it was swept clean to create a basic and comforting retreat. The use of chrome on the coffee table and side table provide a small, but effective contemporary and chic touch.

Like the use of texture in this living room. Here are 10 ways to use colour and texture in your home.
Photography by Virginia Macdonald

5 Girly glam
This chic living room is an adventure in budget-conscious finds and free-spirited splurges, all of which distinctly define the homeowner's style. Using colour to add personality and prints to add warmth, the room comes together as the perfect feminine retreat.

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Photography by Kim Christie

6 Hollywood drama
Black-and-white has never looked so decadent. Inspired by a tuxedo, this living room seduced us with its old Hollywood glamour from the crisp white walls to the luxe black carpet to the glitzy nailhead details and lighting fixture.

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