32 of the Dreamiest (and Most Popular) Living Rooms We’ve Ever Stepped Inside

We all know the importance of a well-styled bedroom for good quality sleep, so much so that we’ve previously rounded up 25 of the best bedrooms to give you some inspiration.

But did you know the living room is arguably the most important room in the house when it comes to decorating? If you think about it, it’s the room where you entertain your guests, have quality time with your loved ones and even spend entire weekends by yourself on the couch binge-watching the latest TV series.

This area of your home should be a direct reflection of you because it will make your home feel like a home. To help you get inspired to update yours, we’ve rounded up 32 of the dreamiest living rooms we’ve had the pleasure of stepping into as part of our The Makers home tour series.

Take note of colour palettes, how and where decor items are placed, and the positioning of furniture. And remember, you don’t need to break the bank to give your living room a trendy makeover; we’ve also rounded up seven of the best landlord-approved and budget-friendly hacks to update your living room here. 

32 of the best living room ideas

1. Inside the home of Abbey Rich

A light-filled sitting room complete with carefully selected plants.

 

2. Inside the home of Jessica Bellef

Just look at that vintage red velvet couch.

 

3. Inside the home of Leah Fraser

The white backdrop serves as a base for more glamorous interior design elements to shine.

 

4. Inside the home of Tantri Mustika

This living space is small but mighty.

 

5. Inside the holiday retreat of Simone Haag

A sanctuary reminiscent of the perfect Australian holiday retreat.

 

6. Inside the home of Lucy Roleff

Live in a small apartment? Here's how to make the most of your space.

 

7. Inside the home of Tali Roth

A gallery wall will add personality and tell a story.

 

8. Inside the home of Amanda Callan

Create flow in your home with an open space.

 

9. Inside the home of Fatuma Ndenzako

This room nails the mid-century interior trend. 

 

10. Inside the home of Prudence Caroline

Inject colour therapy into the space through artworks, books, cushions and throws. 

 

11. Inside the home of Josh and Jenna Densten

Keep things tonal with plenty of cosy soft furnishings. 

 

12. Inside the home of Claudia Miranda

This airy and light-filled self-described treehouse makes you feel zen. 

 

13. Inside Jemima Aldridge's artisan cottage The Repose

A fan of cottagecore? Here's how to subtly inject it into your living space.

 

14. Inside the home of Sacha Strebe

A little California cool, a little of the relaxed, beach Australian vibe, and a touch of Europe. 

 

15. Inside the home of Jai Vasicek

Can we all take a moment to appreciate that coffee table?

 

16. Inside the home of Simone Haag

Another example of how artworks can bring any space to life. 

 

17. Inside the home of Talisa Sutton

If minimalism is your style... 

 

18. Inside the home of Mikarla Bauer

Muted tones of soft pink and beige? This is every girl's dream.

 

19. Inside the home of Rowi Singh

Here's how to execute maximalism, while still making it look chic and clean. 

 

20. Inside the home of Alexandria Park

This looks like it belongs on the cover of an interiors magazine.

 

21. Inside the home of Lynda Gardener

Pillows and throws set the scene for a cosy afternoon.

 

22. Inside the home of Claudia Stephenson

A relaxed space that feels personal and special made possible through the mix of high-end designer pieces with vintage, thrifted finds.

 

23. Inside the home of Jasmine Dowling

This sun-soaked oasis is an ode to tranquility.

 

24. Inside the home of Olive Cooke

A midcentury modern aesthetic with plenty of natural materials. 

 

25. Inside the home of Kelly Thompson

Velvet chairs in olive and brown punctuate a plant-filled space with gilded accents and warm tones.

 

26. Inside the home of Lauren Freestone

Focus on earthy tones and natural elements to create a relaxed and warm atmosphere. 

 

27. Inside the home of Hannah Carrick

A show-stopping velvet sofa will change your entire room.

 

28. Inside the home of Kayleigh Heydon

Brimming with character and vintage charm, you'll feel a surge of inspiration inside of you every time you step into a space like this. 

 

29. Inside the home of Allira Potter

An eclectic and calming sanctuary. 

 

30. Inside the home of Dina Broadhurst

This contemporary room is a breath of fresh air.

 

31. Inside the home of Lucas Wearne

Yes, plants are an essential in a living room.

 

32. Inside the home of Yvonne Starr

Spectacular second-hand cane and rattan pieces are paired together with contemporary artwork and unique sculptural vases to create a modern-Mediterranean-meets-bohemian aesthetic.

 

Looking for some bedroom inspiration now? Here were our 25 most popular bedrooms on Instagram in 2020.

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