Fixer Upper's Best Living Rooms

From shiplap and wood support beams to exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows, discover the best Fixer Upper living room ideas and designs ever created.

By: Ben Breslerman
Show: Fixer Upper

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Open Concept Living Room With Exposed Beam Vaulted Ceilings

Re-pitching the roof line created the opportunity to create a much more dramatic space with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and lots more natural light. The living space also features new hardwood floors and a oversized chandelier. The open concept space allows a sneak peek at the kitchen and sunroom.

Inviting Foyer and Living Area With Exposed Beam Ceilings

An obtrusive utility closet, just inside the front entrance, was removed to facilitate the creation of a welcoming foyer that flows naturally into the main living area. A soft, gray tufted sofa, high-backed wooden bench, chandelier and exposed beam vaulted ceilings all add to the inviting vibe of the space.

Updated Living Room Design

The living room is furnished with a charcoal gray area rug, contemporary sofa and leather chairs, and a foyer bench just inside the front door. The natural wood finish of the new doors provides a warming counterbalance to the cool gray walls and white trim.

Sage Green Living Room With Accent Window Grouping, Distressed Wall Decoration and Cedar Coffee Table

The living room was updated with fresh wall paint in sage green and new hardwood flooring. The ceiling-height corner window grouping, which had given the home a dated look, now becomes a key feature with new cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look.

Calm, Country Living Room With Exposed Wood Beams, Box Chandelier and Leather Sofas

Brown leather sofas add a darker color element to the soft green walls and natural wood details used in this living room design. A stacked stone fireplace surround incorporates texture while distressed wall art compliments the country style.

Modern Neutral living Room with Black Sliding Doors

To define the new dining room (seen here at left) and a home office (at right), only portions of walls were removed, and slider doors were added to partition off the spaces from the main living room.

Modern Neutral Living Room with Slider Windows

This newly renovated living room features a wall of slider windows offering an expansive view of the backyard.

Contemporary Blue Living Room with Over-sized Brown Leather Sofas

The redesigned living room has a casual and relaxed vibe with oversized leather chairs and sofa and custom built-ins to accommodate a sizable TV and room for some of Kelvin Junior's football trophies.

Contemporary White Living Room with Brown Leather Sofa

A contemporary white living room with a brown leather sofa is shown, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Custom Built-In

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines added a custom built-in unit flanked on either side by antique style doors in raw wood finish.

Contemporary Black and White Living Room with an Open Staircase

As seen on Fixer Upper, the Swartz's remodeled living room has an open staircase, floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors.

Contemporary White Dining Room with a Brick Fireplace

The living space in the Severn's home has an updated fireplace, made complete by the addition of shiplap and shelves, a new mantle, a built in bench seat and new french doors, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Neutral Rustic Living Room with French Doors

The living space in the Severn's home has new french doors, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with French Doors

The living space in the Severn's home has an updated fireplace, made complete by the addition of shiplap and shelves, a new mantle, a built in bench seat and new french doors, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Living Room With Gray Contemporary Fireplace

The dated brick fireplace was painted in a dark blue-gray that ties in visually with the kitchen island.

Living Room With Recessed Lighting

Throughout the kitchen and living room, exposed beams and molding, which had been dark stained wood, were painted white to help give the overall space a lighter and more open feel. New recessed lighting and upgraded French doors bring tons of light into the space.

Renovated Living Room With Reclaimed-Wood Ceiling Beams

The former eyesore that was the fireplace is skinned with stucco and painted white, simplifying the lines and overall look. A simple wood mantel was installed that ties in with new reclaimed-wood ceiling beams and a new wood floor.

Rustic Neutral Living Room with White Fireplace

Rounding off edges and simplifying the fireplace helped redefine the feel of this space.

Rustic White Living Room with Wood Beams

Antique wood beams and natural wood accents help provide a rustic look and tie in with the dark stained wood floors and furnishings.

Contemporary Gray Living Room with Fireplace

The living room gets a fresh, clean look and added texture with white shiplap above the mantel, a white and gray color palette, redesigned fireplace and contemporary furnishings.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Herringbone Hardwood Floors

The original archway doors, one of the home's defining features, were retained and, with new gray trim, become a focal feature in the overall design.

Living Room With Shiplap Walls

The home's interior has an industrial farm feel with floating metal shelves, exposed wood beams, dark stained wood floors, a high-contrast palette and — of course — lots and lots of shiplap. This is, after all, Fixer Upper.

Living Room Detail

As seen on Fixer Upper, the main room of the Matsumoto's remodeled home has shiplap walls, wood floors and two sets of french doors that lead out to the back porch. (After #4)

Barn Home in the Country: Kitchen Area Seating Space

Rustic wall art add charm to the seating area in the barn home's eat in kitchen space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Barn Home in the Country: Living Room

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the living room on the second story of the barn home features large wall decor, new furniture, and shiplap walls. The space also features rustic elements that complement the contemporary style of the interior decor.

Open Living Room With Exposed Beam Ceiling and Neutral Stone Fireplace

This light and bright living room features brown leather furniture and an exposed beam vaulted ceiling. A white built-in bench is positioned on either side of the neutral stone fireplace, while brown hardwood floors and a red area rug add finishing touches.

Wood Block Custom Coffee Table Tiny Vintage Home

The unique wood block coffee table offers plenty of space for accessories and complements the charm and style of the vintage shotgun style home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Simple Living Room Design Tiny Vintage Home

On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the living room design is simple and uncluttered to make the most efficient use of the small area. Large windows in unpainted wood finish help make the space feel more open and provide dramatic views.

Removing Walls Creates Open Concept Home

The owners of this home dreamed of having an open concept space, but they didn't know how to make their dreams a reality. Enter Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gainses removed the walls that used to separate the common spaces of the home, opening up the heart of house. Then, they added cool features to make each space unique-a custom table for the dining room, a new fire place for the living room, double islands for the kitchen-creating the home of this family's dreams.

Custom Living Room Fireplace is Focal Point for Space

As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the focal point in the living room is the custom made fireplace. The wood and stone structure brings Joanna's rustic design into the living room, while also reflecting the warmth of the natural light that spills in through the windows from outside.

Living Room Detail

The wooden canoe and sitting area in the living room of the newly renovated Ridley home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling and Brick Fireplace

Eliminating the attic, raising the ceiling to the roof height and adding dark-stained beams creates a full and dramatic vaulted effect in this newly renovated living room.

Rustic Bookshelf in Living Room

A ladder and rustic bookshelf are both new additions in the newly renovated McKenzie home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Living Room With Turquoise Velvet Rug

Joanna Gaines's design vision was to bring back some of the home's original character while brightening and opening up spaces, and making it better suited for a family of five.

Living Room With Leather Sofa and Marble Fireplace

The living area was radically transformed by taking out walls, raising the ceiling and adding rich hardwood flooring, new crown molding and trim.

Living Room With Restored Fireplace and Built-In Bookshelves

The living room renovation included sanding and re-staining the floors in a darker shade and a complete reworking of the bookshelves on either side of the fireplace to add character. Other enhancements include shiplap paneling, fresh paint and a rustic chandelier.

Archway Between Living and Dining Room

The wall dividing the living and dining rooms is opened up with a wide archway for a more open feel. The distinctive patterned ceiling tiles were retained but new recessed lighting and fixtures were added.

Open Concept First Floor with Gray Trim Throughout

To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.

Open Plan Rustic Chic Living Room

Chip and Joanna, from HGTV's Fixer Upper, have completed renovated this living room, which was once a closed in, disconnected space. Chip moved the wall that contained the fireplace to open up the space and had a new mantle constructed on the outside wall. Joanna brought in rustic touches to create a comfortable, yet sophisticated space for the family to enjoy. The entire space is lit and tied together by a new chandelier that adds an elegant touch to this rustic chic living space.

Newly Renovated Living Room

The living room of the newly renovated Ferguson home has been completely transformed. The fireplace was relocated to open the space, a new mantle was built, and a new chandelier lights the room, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Bright, Inviting Open Concept Living Room

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna wanted to make this family's living room brighter and more open, so they knocked out the walls that had once separated the living room from the foyer, creating an open concept floor plan. Then, Joanna added durable leather furniture to keep up with the family, a rustic buffet with a gallery wall to welcome guests into the home, patterned rug and pillows to make the space fun and bold pops of color to keep the space bright.

Home's Original Built-In Shelves are Updated to Fit New Design

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a unique feature of the home that Joanna loved was the built-in cabinets on either side of the fireplace that are original to the home. She wanted to incorporate them into her updated design, so she modernized them by giving them a new coat of paint and installing new, modern lamps to accent each one.

Vintage Sepia Photograph Adds Warmth to Modern Living Room

The focal point of this living room is the elegant, vintage Sepia photograph hanging on the wall in the space. It contrasts with the rawhide chairs and the modern coffee table and floor lamp to help give this modern space some warm, rustic accents. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Contemporary Living Room Space With White Slipcovered Furniture

The living room of the newly renovated Childers home has been completely transformed. The original brick over the fireplace was revealed, original wood floors restored and shiplap walls are brought to life, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Bright and Spacious Living Room with Stylish Accessories

This bright and spacious living room features stylish accessories that compliment the space, as see on Fixer Upper.

Subtle Coastal Themed Living Room

This living space features subtle coastal nuances that complement the theme throughout the home. Recessed lights, a white mantel and grey bricks help to make the rooms seem bigger and more inviting, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Statement Fireplace

This fireplace features a black and white tile surround and a mantel custom created using architectural trim make it the room's statement piece, as seen on Fixer Upper

Shiplap Ceiling

The living room of the Eggers home was brought to life with a ship lap ceiling, fresh paint, and a unique chandelier, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Contemporary Living Room With Tufted Furniture, Patterned Wallpaper and Thick, White Fireplace Surround

A modern patterned wallpaper print was installed to draw attention to the fireplace, as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. The fireplace and mantel were entirely reworked and surrounded with the bold, contrasty wallpaper to create an accent wall that ties in visually with the trim, door and furnishings. Cozy neutral furniture with a tufted finish is brightened with yellow throw pillows.

Contemporary Living Room With Gas Fireplace

A gas insert was added as part of the upgrade to the antique fireplace and mantel. The existing built-in shelving was removed and replaced by a pair of arched shelf units, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Renovated Living Room With French Doors

Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the living room in the Gulley home. One large window was replaced with a set of French doors. The multiple support beams were removed and replaced with one large wooden beam between the living room and kitchen.

Living Room With Gray Walls

Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the living room in the Gully home by installing wood laminate floors and painting the walls a warm gray. A portion of a metal windmill fan and a metal letter sign serve as art pieces and the room is staged with bright, comfortable furniture, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

A Completely Transformed Living Room

The Batson's new living room has been completely transformed. By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip Gains found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood awnings were installed around the windows. A large, eclectic light fixture illuminates the room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. After #2c (Afters)

Wooden Box Awnings

The Batson's new living room has been completely transformed. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and the original bookshelf kept, and backed with natural wood. Wooden box awnings were installed around the windows and a large, eclectic light fixture illuminates the sitting area, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Afters)

Living Room With Geometric Designs

As seen on Fixer Upper, the Barrett's new living room has been completely transformed with new floors, windows, cement bench, and modern furniture.

Entryway and Living Space, AFTER

A modern second level railing provides a visual of the living room on the bottom level, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Living Room, AFTER

The living room makeover includes a more modern slate tile for the fireplace and a cedar-beam mantle with TV mounted above. A comfy overstuffed sectional in pale blue and woven jute rug help bring beachy accents to the casually modern space.

Living-Room Seating Area

A secondary seating area just off the main living space, with its modern styled armchairs and industrial table lamp, provides a separate nook for reading or for additional guest seating.

Fixer Upper, Episode 201

New wood flooring replaced the blue, outdated wall to wall carpeting in the Gaspar living room. The brick fireplace was painted bright white, a new mantle was installed, and the fireplace doors were removed for a more modern look. The walls have a new coat of light blue paint and white fabric window treatments are more inviting than the old blinds. Bright overstuffed furniture gives a clean comfortable feel to the room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. After #4a (Afters)

Open and Spacious Living Room

The new living room in the King home is open and spacious. Walls have been removed, creating a much more open feel. Shiplap has been put in and new wood floors have been installed, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Spacious Living Room

The new living room in the King home is open and spacious. Walls have been removed, creating a much more open feel. Shiplap has been put in and new wood floors have been installed, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Cozy Living Room Seating

This living room, transformed by designers Chip and Joanna Gaines, features a cozy sitting area in front of a rustic fireplace.

After: Wood and Stone

Joanna warmed up the once bare living room with a natural stone fireplace, exposed beams and architectural accent pieces.

After: Unified Spaces

The formerly closed-off kitchen now transitions into an adjacent dining area and opens onto the living room via a pass-through window with breakfast bar.

Big, Open Space

Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines transformed this living room by opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors.

Industrial Style Shelves

An industrial style wood and metal bookshelf displays old books, plants, and white glassware in the living room in the newly renovated living room.

Rustic Family Room

The updated family room is bright and airy with a painted white fireplace, recessed lighting, and warm wood decorative accents, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Rustic, Natural Living Room After Renovation

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, this living room gets plenty of natural light, and, with the wall between the living room and stair removed, this space now feels far more bright and open.

The Haires' Newly Renovated Formal Living Room

As seen on Fixer Upper, the living room provides a formal seating area, but Joanna furnished and decorated the space to retain a relaxed and comfortable feel.

Living Room With Painted Fireplace

The painted fireplace and updated mantel create a clean bright focal point for the newly opened up living room.

Living Room With Large Picture Window

The worn, brown wall-to-wall carpeting has been replaced with wood floors and white area rug, and the walls are painted in cool blue-gray in the new Silva home.

Fixer Upper: Open Floor Plan Connects Living and Dining Area

As seen on Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna replaced a wall with a support header to create this open floor plan that integrates living and dining areas.

Fixer Upper: Elegant Remodeled Sitting Room

As seen on Fixer Upper, the new sitting room has an elegant feel with its birch hardwood floors, baby grand piano and a pair of upholstered wingback chairs.

Open Concept French Country White Living Room With Overstuffed Sofa and Floating Mantel

A wall that once divided the den from the kitchen was removed creating an open concept feel. Wood ceiling beams tie in the natural wood, modern floating mantel. The light gray walls and white window trim and brick create a soft surrounding. The room is staged with a comfortable, over-stuffed sofa and two chairs.

Covered Sofa, White Brick Fireplace, and Wood Beams in White/Gray French Country Living Room

A white couch cover and neutral decorative accents add more of the French flair that makes this living room cozy and stylish. The existing large window and doors let in plenty of natural light and the gray walls and white trim add to the spacious feel of the room. Wrought iron railing adds a beautiful material contrast and ties in the coffee table frame. Wood ceiling beams echo the floating mantel and piano on display.

French Country Living Room in Blue, Cream and Beige

The soft blue walls of this French Country living room display soft furnishings mixed with rustic accents for an off-beat but beautiful style. The room feels cozy and inviting, with the reclaimed wood coffee table and wreath wall hanging adding a sense of naturalness and nostalgia to the more formal furnishings.

Living Room with Exposed Beam Ceiling

Faux support beams make the ceiling feel lower, and the room feel cozier in this living space. Bright blue-gray walls and new wood floors give a clean modern look. A chandelier with rustic accents adds character to the space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Faux Support Beams Bring Character to Living Space

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines installed faux support beams to make the ceiling feel lower and the room feel cozier. Wood trim on top of the windows ties in with the wood beams above, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Polished Country Living Room Featuring Natural Wood Coffee Table, Leather Armchair and Textured Stone Fireplace Surround

A natural wood coffee table compliments the country style of the room and fits beautifully with the exposed beams, stained mantel and hardwood floor. A large, rich brown leather armchair is a nice counter to the light and sophisticated sofa. A stone fireplace surround features an eye-catching texture between built in white cabinet structures.

Wall Map and Bar Sliding Doors in Simple and Stylish Living Room

A large map of the world is appropriate wall art for a family who loves travel. Track lighting above the map draws the eye to that section of the room. Sliding barn doors match the wood flooring and coffee table and allow for the option of privacy or open connection to the adjoining room. A cushy leather armchair is an inviting and fitting design choice.

Farmhouse-style Living Room With Ceiling Beams

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines added wooden support beams for a decorative touch in this charming farmhouse-style living room. The beams make the ceilings appear lower and the living room feel cozier. Joanna staged the room with furniture and accessories that have both natural wood and worn leather.

Contemporary Living Room with Natural Wood and Industrial Accents

This contemporary-styled living room features natural wood and leather furniture and accessories with industrial accents to give the room a homey, lived-in look and feel. The unique planters, hung from roped pulleys, and vintage letters as well art contribute to the sense of do-it-yourself naturalism to the space.

Blue and White Traditional Living Room

The living room has been repainted a bright, modern blue with white trim. The original wood floors have been refinished, and a portion of shiplap wood siding has been uncovered from beneath the sheet rock and painted white, to elegantly extend the mantel of the fireplace.

Tackling'The Beast' Bright Open Living Room

Tall windows, high ceiling and light walls and trim give this living space a bright and open feel, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Tackling 'The Beast' Living Room

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Jo turned the home's living room into a bright, clean space with refinished wood floors and light gray paint with white trim. Cozy white furniture surrounds an old wooden decorative mantle.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Pattern Tile Fireplace

The walls are painted in bright white, making the pattern tile fireplace and natural wood mantel stand out.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Brown Wood Beams

Adding natural wood beams, in a grid pattern, was a bold choice for the small space of the living room, but Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines feels it definitively adds character to the space and is a visual tie-in with the wood mantel and open wood shelving.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Brown Hardwood Floors

The built-in shelves were removed to make room for new windows, bringing more natural light into the space. The fireplace gets a facelift with marble hearth and surround, contrasting smartly with the new hardwood floors in dark stain.

Contemporary White Living Room with Exposed Ceiling Beams

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines ultimately opted to keep the ceiling beams which, with the new bright white interior, tie in nicely with the newly added trim. The fresh motif and added light make the room feel much larger.

Rustic Neutral Living Room with Brown Coffee Table

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines re-envisioned the space, creating an informal and relaxed vibe with comfortable furnishings and plenty of wood elements.

Rustic White Living Room with Neutral Exposed Beams

Focal points in the renovated space become the double-sided fireplace with stucco surround and exposed wood beams and arched doorways. "You've got the nice wide openings," says Joanna, "but you also have that quaint, cozy feel."

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Gray Built-in Bookshelves

The original built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace were retained, echoing the arched detail found in the doors and entryways. The bookcases and trim are painted in ash gray, providing soft contrast with the newly painted white walls.

Neutral Midcentury Modern Living Room with White Fireplace

A neutral midcentury modern living room with a white fireplace is shown, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Neutral Cottage Living Room with Small Coat Closet

The Baker’s living room no longer has a fireplace and now has a small coat closet, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Neutral Cottage Living Room with White Armchairs

Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines decorated the living room using a neutral palette, light shades, and pale blue accents, providing a nice contrast with the dark stained wood floors.

Living Room, After

The fireplace gets an update with marble surround and wood mantel. The room is decorated in a casual, contemporary style in neutral tones and stylized features — like a trio of antique cellos that serve as a wall hanging.

Living Room, After

Floor-to-ceiling picture windows take full advantage of the views outside the cabin. "I think with such a tiny space, this is so dramatic," said Joanna. "It's gonna bring in a lot of natural light, so it's gonna really make it feel twice as big."

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