Looking for ideas for hardwood floor living rooms? When designing your home, sometimes the best thing you can do to get the most bang for your buck and go for the classics. You want elements that are plentiful, long-lasting, classic, and beautiful.
And when it comes to flooring, there really is an answer – hardwood flooring. You can't go wrong with hardwood floors, whether you're looking for a traditional, modern, or industrial design.
Hardwood adds warmth and life to just about any room and will last you for years to come. Here are some stunning photos of hardwood floor living rooms to inspire you.
- Classic Family Room
- Bringing the Outside In
- Bold and Baroque
- Black and White Industrial
- Sleek and Stylish Sitting Room
- Calm and Cool
- Bright and Neutral Living Room
- Retro Revival
- Enchanting Escape
- Sunny and Snug
- Make the Floor Shine
- White and Green Living Room
- Stunning Living Room
- Striking Orange
- Casual and Luxurious
- Simply Traditional
- Cheerful Living Room
- Stunning and Natural
- Blue and Yellow Spaces
- Playful and Vintage
- Luxurious and Simple
- Beautiful and Natural
- Fantastic and Kids-friendly
- Eclectic and Artistic Living Room
- Perfect Shades with Houseplants
25 Stunning Photos of Hardwood Floor Living Rooms to Inspire You
1. Classic Family Room
In many ways, the living room is the heart of the house, where the family gathers to spend quality time together. This beautiful living room feels warm and timeless, the perfect place to relax with the family at the end of the day!
The soft grays and browns in the floor and furniture paired with warm lighting and comfy textures make this room a wonderful family haven.
2. Bringing the Outside In
The gorgeous hardwood floors serve as a base for the rest of the design scheme. Colors and tones from the wood planks are present in the furniture, decor, wall color, and lighting, pulling the whole room together.
I also love the small touches of green throughout the decor that match the gorgeous outdoor view from behind the windows; there's nothing like bringing nature into your design to make the space feel alive!
3. Bold and Baroque
Imagine lounging back on the sofa of this stunning Baroque-inspired room and feeling like royalty! The design scheme features a pale color scheme, elegant decor, and soft, feminine touches that bring a wow factor to the room.
Using a pale hardwood floor instead of a carpet and simple, minimal decor accents like the throw pillows give the room a more modern feel while still showing off the beautiful and eye-catching antique-style furniture.
4. Black and White Industrial
Black and white is a classic color combination that can work with just about any design style, but especially with modern industrial apartments.
This open-concept kitchen and living room is sleek and modern but feels comfortable and welcoming at the same time. Since the floors, walls, and ceiling are all a soft white, the natural light pours through the lovely arched window, making the room feel open and bright.
5. Sleek and Stylish Sitting Room
This example of a beautiful open living room shows just how big of a statement a hardwood floor can make.
The rich honey-colored wood warms up the space and brings color and life to the mostly neutral design scheme, while also bringing in a natural element to pair with the backyard view outside.
I also love the copper elephant decor and wooden bookshelves that match the floor and bring the warm tones up the wall and into the rest of the room.
6. Calm and Cool
If you're looking to create a comfortable and relaxing living room free of the distractions of life, choosing a cool color scheme is a great way to go. This living room has a sleepy and serene feel to it, with its soft furnishings and cool, gentle grey and blue scheme.
It's a great choice to add an area rug to the design that actually closely matches the color of the light grey flooring since it gives added texture and visual interest without disrupting the color and tone of the floor.
7. Bright and Neutral Living Room
Soft neutrals like beige, off-white, tan, and brown don't have to be boring or bland; in fact, they can be the perfect backdrop of a bright and sunny living room like this one.
While the color scheme is classic, the structure of the room is clean and modern, and the two combined create a timeless design scheme. The hardwood floor matches the wood overlay around the in-wall fireplace, and the woven baskets and ottoman help pull the look together.
8. Retro Revival
This elegant living room takes inspiration from mid-century modern and 1970s style, but with a refreshing new twist. Wood paneling gets a new lease on life with geometric black wall detailing that adds visual interest and also shows off the tv as part of the overall design.
The beautiful parquet floors act like arrows giving direction and flow to the room, and the overall effect is energetic and ultramodern!
9. Enchanting Escape
This beautiful living room feels enclosed and hidden away as if it's your own personal hideaway, perfect for reading, relaxing, and quality time with the family.
The large windows bring light into the space, while the rich, dark hardwood floors and matching built-in shelves around a stone fireplace bring warmth to the design. The decor is classic and traditional, but the room feels far from old-fashioned.
10. Sunny and Snug
Stepping into this bright and sunny living room, you're instantly struck by how cozy and homey it feels.
The warm, reddish-colored hardwood gives a vintage feel to the room but feels new and refreshing due to the eclectic mismatching of soft furnishings like the rug, ottoman, and accent pillows.
11. Make the Floor Shine
If you have gorgeous hardwood floors and you want to show them off, consider letting them shine by keeping the rest of your room white or gray, like in this example.
Since the rest of the living room is done in all white, the floor really shines as the only color item in the entire space.
12. Incredible White and Green Living Room
Sometimes hardwood floors make a huge statement, and other times they're just part of a much larger whole. This incredible white and green living room utilizes a whitewashed hardwood floor as a backdrop for green walls and sofa, giving the room a striking and modern look.
At the same time, furniture like the armchair, coffee table, and ladder shelving are allowed to shine because the wood tones pop but aren't competing with the wood floor.
13. Modern and Stunning Living Room
This stunning hardwood floor living room is packed full of amazing features and characteristics, and the designer knows how to highlight them in the best way. Modern furniture contrasts with traditional and natural elements like large windows and wooden details.
These wooden accents are everywhere, from the bright hardwood floors to the beams in the vaulted ceiling to the shelving in the fireplace and the beautiful custom wood coffee table.
14. Striking Orange
The hardwood floor serves as a neutral canvas for the room, while the striking orange accent wall gives the perfect pop of color to this spacious and open living room.
The furniture and decor are modern and streamlined, letting the colors and textures in the room shine.
15. Casual and Luxurious
This eclectic and industrial sitting room feels both casual and luxurious due to the variety of textures and finishes throughout the space.
From the metallic accents in the table and throw pillows to the wood and metal staircase and concrete-colored wall, the room feels warm and inviting despite the cold and industrial colors and elements in the room.
With a hardwood floor that nearly matches the wall exactly, the sofa is allowed to be the main feature of the room.
16. Simply Traditional
While the elements in this classic hardwood floor living room feel more on the traditional side, the way colors are used in the space feels completely modern.
The wooden furniture throughout the room, like the coffee table, cabinet, and piano, all feature the same gorgeous honey shade of wood that matches the hardwood floors, while the sofa blends into the sage green walls behind it.
Sticking to only a couple of colors in your scheme can make a traditional home feel more streamlined and simple.
17. Cheerful Living Room
Living rooms should be happy, welcoming places that feel like the central heartbeat of your home. This cheerful living room works because of the way all of the furniture in the space matches the color and tone of the hardwood flooring, creating a blank canvas for creative decor.
I especially love the use of shapes to create a united theme throughout the area of the house; triangle motifs show up everywhere, from the rugs to the pillows and wall art.
18. Stunning and Natural
Even though the room is full of amazing features and characteristics like the impressive windows and staircase, the stunning flooring brings a more natural element into a thoroughly modern design.
It also makes the space feel more open and warm through its coloring and the shiny finish that reflects light back into the room.
19. Blue and Yellow Spaces Room
When you've got an open plan concept, you want to block out certain spaces for certain uses, like in this example.
But since the living room and dining room in this house are right next to each other in the same room, a great way to connect the rooms together is through color.
Both spaces use blue and yellow, which contrast nicely against the soft grey of the flooring and walls.
20. Playful and Vintage
I love this playful and stylish living room! The designer isn't afraid to push the envelope with bright, cheerful colors and vintage touches (like this fabulous starburst lighting fixture which gives a subtle nod to mid-century modern design).
Bringing together an eclectic mix of colors, textures and patterns works in a room with a neutral, wooden floor and darker wall, and the result is both casual and glamorous!
21. Luxurious and Simple
This charming apartment living room is a great example of how to dress up a room with plain wood flooring.
Using luxurious fabrics like velvets in your soft furnishings makes the room feel more upscale, and choosing bright and cheerful pops of color for your design dress up the space in a fun way.
While the wall paneling and gold accents make the room feel luxurious and elegant (perfect for entertaining!), it still feels like a place you could relax and unwind.
22. Beautiful and Natural
Check out this stunning living room with gorgeous natural wood flooring! The clean and minimal sectional sofa is the main focus of the room, and it's placed just under a beautiful and wide window to frame the natural view outside.
I love that the decor and furniture are all coordinated and matched together to create a beautiful and neutral scheme.
23. Fantastic and Kids-friendly
This is a fantastic and kid-friendly city apartment living room with come whimsical twists! The pale unfinished wood planks give off a vintage vibe, while the soft colors and variety of plants make the room feel like something out of a storybook.
I also love the touches like the toy rocket ship and telescope!
24. Eclectic and Artistic Living Room
This eclectic and artistic living room you've been looking for! The first thing that the eye is drawn to is the amazing herringbone patterned wood flooring that adds instant visual interest to the design.
A variety of colors and patterns makes the room feel casual and slightly chaotic (in the best way).
25. Perfect Shades with Houseplants
The tone of the hardwood flooring is the perfect shade to match the stunning variety of houseplants in this apartment living room!
Keeping the walls and bookshelves a dark, soft grey and black helps them fade into the background so that the more natural elements of the design can come forward and draw the eye.