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40 Timeless Living Room Design Ideas

Be inspired by these classic takes on living room design.

The living room is the hub of the family home, a space for relaxing and sharing. That’s why it’s so important for your living room space to be inviting. Trends come and go, but great design is timeless. That means it should be functional, with traditional colors and above all, classically beautiful. Inspiration awaits you in this gallery of living rooms with timeless qualities.

Open layout homes are timeless, allowing for a sense of flow throughout the home. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Open layout homes are timeless, allowing for a sense of flow throughout the home. Via My Texas House Blog

A small pop of rusted orange adds some warmth to this neutral living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
A small pop of rusted orange adds some warmth to this neutral living room. Via Dream House Studios

Grey is a color that transcends time when it comes to interiors. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Grey is a color that transcends time when it comes to interiors. Via Decoholic

A window seat is a classic addition to a living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
A window seat is a classic addition to a living room. Via My Design Chic

Elements of nature create interest in this living room. Notice the branches, textured rug and birdcage-like chandelier. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Elements of nature create interest in this living room. Notice the branches, textured rug and birdcage-like chandelier. Via Nous Decor

A chandelier takes center-stage for a bold element in a timeless living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
A chandelier takes center-stage for a bold element in a timeless living room. Via Studio McGee

The clock and candle holders bring an antique touch to this room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
The clock and candle holders bring an antique touch to this room. Via House Haven

The impression of this magnificent chandelier is only heightened by its reflection in the mirror. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
The impression of this magnificent chandelier is only heightened by its reflection in the mirror. Via The Real Houses on Instagram

Coastal chic never goes out of style. Combine blues in different prints and shades for maximum effect. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Coastal chic never goes out of style. Combine blues in different prints and shades for maximum effect. Via JMA Interior Design

Luxurious fabrics like velvet never go out of style, particularly for homes in cooler climates. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Luxurious fabrics like velvet never go out of style, particularly for homes in cooler climates. Via Suburban B’s

 Here we see how the seaside influences design, with a focus on sandy shades, rather than blue. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Here we see how the seaside influences design, with a focus on sandy shades, rather than blue. Via Starfish Cottage Blog

A clean white fireplace echoes the classic sentiment of marble. The black circular mirror is striking - feeling both modern and traditional. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
A clean white fireplace echoes the classic sentiment of marble. The black circular mirror is striking – feeling both modern and traditional. Via One Kings Lane

Pair muted colours with graphic prints to keep a living room from dating. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Pair muted colours with graphic prints to keep a living room from dating. Via One Kings Lane

Use neutral colors in a variety of textures to keep a room classic, but interesting. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Use neutral colors in a variety of textures to keep a room classic, but interesting. Via Stone Gable Blog

This timeless living room design board has functionality at its core, but brings it to life with elegant curved designs. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
This timeless living room design board has functionality at its core, but brings it to life with elegant curved designs. Via House 214 Design

Keep brighter colors grounded by teaming them with dusky pinks and sharp greys. A traditional rug also prevents the room from looking too modern. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Keep brighter colors grounded by teaming them with dusky pinks and sharp greys. A traditional rug also prevents the room from looking too modern. Via Luxaflex

Leather armchairs are built to last and that's what makes them such a well-suited feature for a timeless living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Leather armchairs are built to last and that’s what makes them such a well-suited feature for a timeless living room. Via Forbes

This living room combines florals with abstract prints that tie-in well without being overdone. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
This living room combines florals with abstract prints that tie-in well without being overdone. Via House Beautiful

We love how the prints on the rug and curtains seem to draw you into the room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
We love how the prints on the rug and curtains seem to draw you into the room. Via The Sunny Side Up Blog

Timeless design doesn't just mean light and neutral color however. Moody colors highlighted by simple timber tones are sophisticated with a hint of masculinity. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Timeless design doesn’t just mean light and neutral color however. Moody colors highlighted by simple timber tones are sophisticated with a hint of masculinity. Via House Beautiful

Colors inspired by nature never date. Find inspiration in this green-tinged design and sun-like mirror. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Colors inspired by nature never date. Find inspiration in this green-tinged design and sun-like mirror. Via House Beautiful

Antique items like this gilded mirror can add a timeless element to a living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Antique items like this gilded mirror can add a timeless element to a living room. Via Hydrangea Hill Cottage

 Timber floors and symmetry bring drama to a pretty color palette. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Timber floors and symmetry bring drama to a pretty color palette. Via Hydrangea Hill Cottage

Poufs and bookshelves are not only functional but when well-placed, help a living room maintain a sense of order and timelessness. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Poufs and bookshelves are not only functional but when well-placed, help a living room maintain a sense of order and timelessness. Via Forbes

Layered rugs and a decisive color palette echo classic cool in this living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Layered rugs and a decisive color palette echo classic cool in this living room. Via Inside Out

If your living room is blessed with high ceilings, use deep brown to give it depth and drama. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
If your living room is blessed with high ceilings, use deep brown to give it depth and drama. Via Ty Larkins

Neutral colors are boldened through detailed patterns. Stylish lamp shades are often present in timeless decor. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Neutral colors are boldened through detailed patterns. Stylish lamp shades are often present in timeless decor. Via Ty Larkins

This eclectic mix of old and new imbues the room with character and a little glamour. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
This eclectic mix of old and new imbues the room with character and a little glamour.

The living room is the ideal place for a picture frame wall. The use of black and white photographs gives it that timeless feel. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
The living room is the ideal place for a picture frame wall. The use of black and white photographs gives it that timeless feel. Via Dirt Roads and Dimples

Occasional chairs and luxurious hues bring a richness to this living room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Occasional chairs and luxurious hues bring a richness to this living room. Via Templeton Architecture

What's not to love with these gorgeous French Provincial arched windows and glossy piano? Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
What’s not to love with these gorgeous French Provincial arched windows and glossy piano? Via Ferrari Interiors

Stunning upholstery and pops of nature-inspired color make this living room one to remember. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Stunning upholstery and pops of nature-inspired color make this living room one to remember. Via House Beautiful

Framed black pictures and the interesting addition of a cactus help to ground this light and airy space. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Framed black pictures and the interesting addition of a cactus help to ground this light and airy space. Via Apartment Therapy

While each piece of furniture is deserving of this gorgeous room, the timber flooring is truly a thing of timeless beauty. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
While each piece of furniture is deserving of this gorgeous room, the timber flooring is truly a thing of timeless beauty. Via Shaddock Homes on Houzz

Blue is the world's most-loved color, so it's no surprise that blue and white remains a classic color combination for interiors. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Blue is the world’s most-loved color, so it’s no surprise that blue and white remains a classic color combination for interiors. Via Society Social

This vivid timber floor brings all the neutral elements in the room together. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
This vivid timber floor brings all the neutral elements in the room together. Via One Kindesign

This stunning lamp is a must-have! Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
This stunning lamp is a must-have! Via Elle

A beautiful open archway allows you to see through to the richness of the living room beyond. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
A beautiful open archway allows you to see through to the richness of the living room beyond. Via Dering Hall

 The silver touches in this room are stunningly elegant and offset by the rich herringbone floor. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
The silver touches in this room are stunningly elegant and offset by the rich herringbone floor. Via Alexander James Interiors

Geometric prints are a classic way to amp up the style in any room. Click on image to see more living room ideas and designs.
Geometric prints are a classic way to amp up the style in any room. Via The Sofa and Chair Company

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