Minimalist Living Room Designs We Love

These simple, modern living spaces embrace minimalist design while still making for a comfortable place to relax.

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April 25, 2019

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Stone Wall Makes a Statement

This living area feels cloud light with two-story high ceilings and walls of glass on either side. Slim balconies traverse the upper level and look down to the room below. And the large stone wall anchors the minimalist-style space.

Midcentury Modern Living Room

Midcentury modern furnishings mix with sleek white walls and slipcovered sofas to bring a relaxed, comfy vibe to this California living room. A wood wall unit adds interest to a long wall while also creating an artful spot for display and storage. A mix of textures gives the space dimension, while boldly colored artwork and accessories draw the eye throughout the space.

Smooth Lines With a Natural Touch

The minimalist modern design of this bedside features an industrial style chord light hanging over a small floating nightstand shelf. The wood shelf and vase-held branches add a touch of color and nature to the crisp white room and bed linens.

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Breezy, Minimal Living Space

Fresh white planks give this minimalistic space a bright and breezy feel. It also makes it easier to conceal any new wiring for light fixtures. This pair of minimalist sconces cast a dramatic, gorgeous light on the homeowner's artwork in the evenings.

Open Loft Living Room

White painted brick and natural light from large windows brings a lightness around the open floor plan of this New York City loft. The hardwood floor finish compliments the natural wood support beams that create a natural room separation. Low furniture accents the height of the ceiling, and the lime green on the midcentury sofa adds a pop of color outside the neutral color scheme.

Modern, Minimalist Living Room

A large reclaimed wood coffee table counters the glossy curves of this modern living room's black leather sofa.

Warm, Bright Contemporary Living Room

Anchored in white, this living room is the perfect clean, contemporary space. The minimalistic living room is instantly warmed by the natural light let in by the trio of large windows to the right of the space, and exposed beams add further warmth and contrast, along with a bit of dimension to the elegant, contemporary space.

Neutral, Minimalist Living Room

A neutral color palette and clean lines in the furniture and fixtures help to create a simple, elegant design for the this space, while elongated windows allow in plenty of natural light. Designers added sheer curtains in front of these windows so as to create a light, airy feel in the space when they are drawn.

Minimalist Outdoor Living Room

An outdoor living room tucks into a protected niche in the breezeway of this contemporary home. The space is filled with clean lines to make a comfortable and relaxed space.

Brightly Colored Mod Living Room

Clean modern forms are the defining element in this room, with a sleek sectional and Milo Baughman-inspired chairs combined with minimalist white cabinetry. The brightly colored Ikat-patterned rug was the inspiration for the palette which includes pink, yellow and blue. The focal fireplace wall has a gray-and-white faux finish and a large round nickel-framed mirror over the mantel.

Welcoming Minimalist Living Room

Natural wood and marble combine for luxurious organic coffee tables in this comfortable minimalist living room. A sleek gray sofa is a great spot to relax, while a nubby neutral area rug grounds the room.

Neutral Contemporary Living Are

A natural fiber sofa gets to show off its imaginative shape and texture positioned up against white walls. The woven cone-shaped pendant pulls the look out into the center of the living area.

Minimalist Living Room With Exposed Beams

Exposed beams help to minimize the look of the dropped ceilings that house the home's air ducts while adding a stylish, warm accent to the white, contemporary living room space.

Minimalist, Modern Apartment Living Room

To complement the modern design of this Chelsea penthouse, designers brought in modern, high-end furniture. Then, they set up two separate seating areas in the miminalist space: one for lounging and one for entertaining.

Modern Neutral Living Room

Details like the stool's curved legs and the rug's thin stripes add dimension to this living room's minimalist look.

Minimalist Living Room With Global-Chic Design

Gubi "grasshopper" reading lamps enhance the modern-with-a-dash-of-fun look of this living room design. A sleek white sofa blends with the bright monochromatic look. A charcoal gray textured fireplace surround pops as an accent wall against the white.

Minimalist Living Room With Needed Storage

This minimalis space features a gorgeous piece of abstract art that has custom millwork conceals extra cabinets on both sides.

Modern Floating Staircase

Exposed steel acts as a frame for these gorgeous floating stairs Located next to the living room in this modern home. The open space highlights the art throughout the home, much of which is family heirlooms or was collected on one of the family's many trips.

Minimalist Black-and-White Industrial City Loft

A 5,000-square-foot industrial loft in New York City was renovated as a live-work space for a photographer. The architects cut the ceiling planes to encourage light to bounce and anchor seating areas. The public spaces include a black-and-white kitchen, dining and living areas with architectural elements, such as columns original to the loft. The architects used raw steel, aluminum, white oak and LED lighting. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.

Minimalist Living Space Serves as a Perfect Backdrop for Art

A sleek white home for a serious art collector, the Stein Residence is a light-filled gallery set amidst the lush landscape of Coconut Grove. The calm and minimalist living room provides an appropriate atmosphere for the owner’s collection of architectural photography, video installations and other cutting edge art pieces.

Simple Modern Living Room Features Floating Cabinets

Wood paneled ceilings and a tiled wall add texture in this clean and simple minimalist living room. A floating bookshelf and cabinets keep the room feeling open and spacious while a single white chair doubles as a sculptural accent.

Wood Accent Wall in a Minimalist Living Space

The open floor plan of this modern home shows a minimalist living room with a cozy fireplace built into the wood accent wall and neutral furnishings to complete the simple, yet beautiful design.

Minimalist Living Area With Floating Cabinet

Crisp, bare walls and a floating cabinet create a minimalist aesthetic in this chic living area. A cozy white chair provides a spot to sit and relax.

Modern Home with "Floating Furniture"

Small bursts of color stand out starkly against the all-white palette of this modern, minimalist home. In the living space, a combination of white and clear acrylic furnishings appear to "float" on the white floors. Even the baseboards are recessed to emphasize the home’s feeling of weightlessness.

Bright, Modern Hallway With Touches of Color

Deliberate choices were made when choosing the modern art to keep this space minimal and bright while adding a touch of decor. The red and green from the plant life pop against the surrounding white walls. Dark hardwood flooring adds a warm contrast and grounds the light, airy design.

Bright + Breezy Minimalist Foyer

Clean, bright and minimalist, the stunning foyer sets the tone for this contemporary home. The metal stair railing helps keep the space feeling open and breezy.

Minimalist Living Room Boasts Rounded Sofa

This clean, crisp living room is the picture of minimalism. The lack of color and abundance of natural light focus the attention on the rounded shapes within the space, which infuse the room with understated character.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room

This white farmhouse is characterized by the traditional minimalism of modern design while incorporating simple rustic elements for a more warm and cozy atmosphere.

White, Minimalist Living Room With Bold Artwork

Rustic wood floors and a textured white area rug ground this minimalist and modern living space. The black-and-white abstract art is bold, adding a visual landing point behind the comfortable, white sofa. A side table with gold top adds a glam, metallic element to the space.

Modern White Apartment Living Room With Skylight

Natural light floods into this Paris apartment through the enormous skylight and glass balcony doors, bouncing off of the crips white walls. Simple, neutral furniture keeps with the space's minimalistic theme.

Open Concept Living Room With Exposed Beam Ceilings

Wall-to-wall windows illuminate this open concept living room with exposed beam ceilings and a minimalist, Southwestern vibe. A brown leather armchair is positioned next to the wooden coffee table, while the nearby dining room boasts a wooden table and white metal chairs.

Minimalist Living Room Filled With Natural Light

This minimalist living space brings the outdoors in with giant, floor-to-ceiling windows draping the room in bright light.

Minimalist Modern Loft

This minimalist, open-concept space is filled with warmth from the wood floors and the natural light coming in through the many windows.

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