Freelance Interior Designers: 20 Inspiring Living Room Design Styles

For so many of us, our living room is much more than a couple of sofas, a coffee table, and a television. It is a tranquil space in our homes where we go to put...

For so many of us, our living room is much more than a couple of sofas, a coffee table, and a television. It is a tranquil space in our homes where we go to put our feet up, wind down for the day, and relax. So, it only makes sense that the design reflects the mood of the room, right?

If you have been inspecting your living room as of late, and feel like it needs a revamp, you have come to the right place for some inspiration. Our freelance interior designers vary in their style, design, and color choices, but they are in agreement in their objective: to curate a room that encompasses the serene, calm qualities of a living room with luxury, unique furniture, and artwork, which compliments the space.

There is something for everyone. Widespread, ‘L’ shaped sofas for families, versus retro velvet couches for the style-conscious; modern, minimalist wall art or outrageously cool light fixtures; pale, wooden flooring versus a grass green rug. The finished products are effortless and disguise the careful, extensive process that goes into completing a project like this. See for yourself our designers’ innovative designs below.

Contemporary Interior Design Style

The contemporary interior design style is a combination of contrasts and minimalism, where designers force dichotomies together like Alex Mar, who injects an incongruous pop of turquoise into a sea of neutral colors. The style champions uncomplicated furniture and simple accessories, placing emphasis on the space’s tranquility.

British Contemporary Living Room by Alex Mar, Ukraine British Contemporary Living Room by Alex Mar, Ukraine

Contemporary Living Room by Nada Elabd, Egypt Contemporary Living Room by Nada Elabd, Egypt

Modern Interior Design Style

Modern design does the unexpected. Our featured designers’ spaces scream texture, with one creating a grainy effect and the other implementing a raised, striped surface. To compliment this, the designers use quirky furniture, contemporary light fixtures, and eccentric décor to capture modernity.

Modern Living Room Decor by Bishoy Emad, Egypt Modern Living Room Decor by Bishoy Emad, Egypt

Modern Living Zone by Yasmeen Wassim, Egypt Modern Living Zone by Yasmeen Wassim, Egypt

Scandinavian Interior Design Style

The Scandinavian style places emphasis on an overwhelming neutral theme, with industrial-sized feature windows and retro furniture. This style strikes the perfect balance between not being too plain, by incorporating subtle hints of color in décor and contrasting furniture, making it reminiscent of the contemporary style.

Scandinavian Style Living Room by Le Anh, Vietnam Scandinavian Style Living Room by Le Anh, Vietnam

Scandinavian Living Room by Olexandr Melnyk, Ukraine Scandinavian Living Room by Olexandr Melnyk, Ukraine

Provence Interior Design Style

The elegance and regal characteristics that we attribute to Provence are reflected in the simplistic features of the room. From the exposed brick used by Denis Svirid to the peaceful, wooden shelving nestled in the wall of Mohammed Yasir’s room. Peace and tranquility are channeled in the presence of plants and scenes of nature lining the walls.

Provence Style Small Apartment by Denis Svirid, Australia Provence Style Small Apartment by Denis Svirid, Australia 2 Provence Style Small Apartment by Denis Svirid, Australia

Reading Area Decor by Mohammed Yasir, India Reading Area Decor by Mohammed Yasir, India

Minimalist Interior Design Style

Although the contemporary and modern design style has elements of minimalism, this style itself is characterized by simple, massive forms, seen in our designers’ chosen furniture, with the purpose being to remove everything that distracts us and promote what we value and need.

Minimalist Apartment by Hieu Doan, Vietnam Minimalist Living Room Concept by Kanstantsin Remez, Belarus Minimalist Living Room Concept by Kanstantsin Remez, Belarus 2 Minimalist Apartment by Hieu Doan, Vietnam Minimalist Living Room Concept by Kanstantsin Remez, Belarus

Industrial Interior Design Style

It may seem an unusual combination, but the rise of featuring tropes associated with factories is undeniably a new trend. From large windows to open plan rooms and dark color schemes to metal furniture, the style has become a popular, contemporary design, often thought of in relation to loft renovations and city apartments.

Industrial Style Apartment by Tuyet Ta, Vietnam Industrial Style Apartment by Tuyet Ta, Vietnam

Bohemian Interior Design Style

Bohemian style, sometimes referred to as Boho, is a love letter to nature, bringing the outdoors into our homes. Although this is the overarching theme of Boho chic, the way it is executed can differ. From the muted tones and occasional pop of pattern from Suan El Tourky, to the jungle-themed space by Majid Kermani. The possibilities of creating a boho-inspired room are unlimited.

Bohemian living room by Suzan El Tourky, Egypt Bohemian living room by Suzan El Tourky, Egypt 2 Bohemian living room by Suzan El Tourky, Egypt

Bohemian Interior Design by Majid Kermani, Iran Bohemian Interior Design by Majid Kermani, Iran

Mid-Century Modern Interior Design Style

In direct response to the dominance of the contemporary style comes the Mid-Century Modern Interior Design. The style is not confined to one definition and instead broadly encompasses the style from the early 30s to the mid-60s. These interiors unapologetically diverge from neutral and embrace block, clashing colors, and dark wood furniture.

Mid-Century Modern Interior by Ibrahim Alameer, Germany Mid-Century Modern Interior by Ibrahim Alameer, Germany

Retro Interior Design Style

There has been a resurgence in the popularity of retro furniture and patterns in recent years, where bright colors and funky-shaped furniture are no longer scary or unappealing. Instead, they’re embraced, giving rooms a lively, unique feel.

Retro Eclectic Studio by Manar Mostafa, Egypt 1970 Style Room by Carlo Melara, Italy Retro Eclectic Studio by Manar Mostafa, Egypt 1970 Style Room by Carlo Melara, Italy

Vintage Interior Design Style

Although some may think that retro and vintage are synonymous with one another, the styles do have significant differences. Whilst retro refers to a style that can be acquired in brand new items, vintage refers to old collections; items that were manufactured in the past. The designers incorporate antiques into their work, creating a room that is an homage to the past.

Playful Vintage Apartment by Hanna Połczyńska, Poland Vintage Decor by Diego Drews, Portugal Playful Vintage Apartment by Hanna Połczyńska, Poland Vintage Decor by Diego Drews, Portugal

Rustic Interior Design Style

Rustic means rural and relates to the countryside, therefore the design style encompasses natural, simple beauty into rooms. More often than not, brown, earthy tones are the domineering color palette, with wooden features being the prominent material used. It is a warm and inviting trend, creating a cozy mood.

Modern Rustic Style Living Room by Tayyab Tanvir, Saudi Arabia Forest House with Rustic elements by Gosia Niedzielska, Poland Modern Rustic Style Living Room by Tayyab Tanvir, Saudi Arabia Forest House with Rustic elements by Gosia Niedzielska, Poland

Now that you’ve had a taste of the interior design prowess that is available in the world, it’s time to stop hesitating and make the official decision to renovate! And if you’ve seen something you like in our designer feature, all the freelance interior designers above are available for commissions. You’re one email away from your dream living room.

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