These Modern Living Room Designs Will Spark Inspiration For Your Home in 2019

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Keeping up with the latest styles in interior design is no small task. Between the mid-century furniture pieces, Persian rugs, and the stylish pillows and trendy plants on the market, it's hard to decipher what's here to stay and what's just a passing fad. However, if there's any room in your home that's worth the design upkeep, I'd say it's the living room. Not only is your common area a space to unwind and relax after a busy work day, but it's a gathering spot for friends and family to enjoy. Whether it's having a glass of wine over a movie or entertaining a crowd, your sitting room is worth the periodic makeover.

If you're interested in doing a living room overhaul, or just enjoy sifting through aesthetically pleasing home pictures, our friends at Sweeten (a free service that connects renovators with contractors) have provided us with some gorgeous common space pictures that will give you the makeover motivation you need. Have a look!

Bookcase Nook

Bookcase Nook

If your room is feeling a bit empty, bookcases make a cozy addition.

Pop of Greenery

Pop of Greenery

Plants make an immense difference when furnishing a room.

Coordinating Colors

Coordinating Colors

Create a seamless transition from room to room by mixing in similar color schemes, like the greens and blues in this home.

Modern Meets Country

Modern Meets Country

Test out a modern design taste with minimal furnishings and a neutral color palette. We also love this modern twist on the sliding barn door trend.

Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs

Persian rugs come in all different colors and designs that help warm up any space they're in.

Simple Art, Big Impact

Simple Art, Big Impact

Minimal wall art can introduces color without appearing overbearing.

Mirrored Design

Mirrored Design

To accentuate a small living area, add a mirror wall to trick the eye.

Exposed Brick

Exposed Brick

Create an industrial aesthetic by exposing underlying brick that your home may be hiding.

Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Fill up an empty space by adding multiple pieces of art.

Quirky Furnishings

Quirky Furnishings

Small detailed furnishings can level up a traditional design to something more contemporary.

Plant Decor

Plant Decor

One way to add energy into a living space that seems too neutral is by incorporating plants.

Balance It Out

Balance It Out

Let a bold area rug steal the show by keeping the rest of the room neutral and bright.

Painted Beams

Painted Beams

If wooden beams aren't your thing, exposed painted beams also add character to a living area.

Mixed Pieces

Mixed Pieces

Not every piece of furniture has to match! Mix and match furnishings to create an artistic tone.

Bright and Airy

Bright and Airy

To enhance the size of a small space, use a light color scheme that's bright and airy.

Funky Light Fixture

Funky Light Fixture

Who says light fixtures have to be shy and unassuming? Try something unique to round out an eclectic room.

Mid-Century Chic

Mid-Century Chic

Go back in time incorporating mid-century modern furniture inspired by the '50s.

Small Dose of Color

Small Dose of Color

Integrate color into your home for an airy and bright aesthetic.

Pop of Color

Pop of Color

Never shy away from a pop of color! The bold chair and pillow in this sitting space help add character to an otherwise simple living area.

Bold Colors

Bold Colors

Vibrant colors will brighten up a living area, so if you have darker tones, try out some yellows, oranges, and blues.

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

A small living space completely transforms with a mirror accent wall.

Open Concept Living

Open Concept Living

Create two separate spaces with similar yet different aesthetics by keeping the same fundamental elements and incorporating different tones.

Split-Level Space

Split-Level Space

A split-level space helps to divide an open concept living-dining area.

Showstopping Art

Showstopping Art

When in doubt, decorate with art! A detailed art piece can fill a blank wall nicely.

Window Seat

Window Seat

A window seat doubles as a go-to spot for both storage and seating.

Accent Chairs

Accent Chairs

Accent chairs are a great way to either tone down or tone up a space. Mix and match your accent chairs, or keep them minimal for a subtle aesthetic.

Open Space

Open Space

The open space in this loft apartment is exemplary in showcasing how to keep a minimal atmosphere while still filling up a room.

Bold Patterns and Bright Colors

Bold Patterns and Bright Colors

If bold is your design preference, this rug and couch combination is a great example of how heavy patterns and dark fabrics can go hand-in-hand.

Open Floor Plan

Open Floor Plan

Separate your open floor plan into two designated spaces by using furniture like an L-shaped couch.

Eye-Catching Rugs

Eye-Catching Rugs

Bold rugs with deep colors and rich textures can alter the tone of a living area to make it go from uninviting to welcoming.

Brick Accent Wall

Brick Accent Wall

Accent walls are one of the simplest ways to add character to a modern room.

Exposed Lighting

Exposed Lighting

For those with more elegant taste, test out exposed light beams.

Modern Mix

Modern Mix

Furnish your living room with a modern mix of comfy, plush pieces.