Having a fancy living room is fun. Not only fun, it also gives you the pleasant sensation in our brain which we call ‘satisfaction’, both from having it or from looking at your friends’ envy faces.
A ‘healthy’ of such room won’t give your friends the overwhelmed feelings, as it gives you a just right amount of everything, from the decor, furniture, draperies, up to the colors – no matter what themes of living rooms you have in your home.
With this room, you have all its features in a balanced harmony. You can have this type of room with any styles from any eras. As the term ‘fancy’ won’t point to any particular styles or era, but to the visual impact you get after seeing it.
The following are some 27+ awesome fancy living room ideas to inspire, in case you need emergency helps in finding one which suits well for your needs.
A set of elegant Art Nouveau chairs for a fancy living room
We cannot start this list of fancy living room ideas without mentioning the living room from Art Nouveau eras. They’re just gorgeous and, that’s it, fancy.
The era was popular at the turn of 19 century and only was short-lived, around 20 years. It was time when your living room was full of fancy and curvy furniture, decorations and impressive ornaments.
Unlike the preceding Victorian or other classic designs, the style from this era felt lighter and ‘modern.’ Here’s an example of its living room from the era.
Fancy retro Art Deco living room
The Art Nouveau era faded, then came Art Deco eras. The style movements lasted long enough to have deep impact to our contemporary tastes for elegant interior designs, from 1920s up to 70s.
The interior designs of Art Deco always emphasize on elegance, modernism, and glamor. They still retain the graceful classic lines of previous era, but imbued them with the lightness of modern atmosphere.
This retro Art Deco living room is an example to inspire. As you see here, the glamor, unique, and modern atmosphere blend into one impressive look.
Rustic furniture for fancy French country living room
Move along in parallel with Art Deco movement is Country movement. Unlike the glamorous Art Deco, this particular movement took its inspiration from traditional rural farmhouses, their rooms’ layout, furniture and other stuff.
The designs of this movement is so charming, though not so glamour, that it survive up to this contemporary era. It probably the rustic and nostalgic feels it inspires which make it survives.
Just like any other styles has their own shades, this country style also has so many variations, this fancy French living room is one of the example.
Fancy Bauhaus living room without table
Once there was a man named Walter Bauhaus from Weimar, Germany. He has so great of artistic talent that he inspire an art movement called Bauhaus movement that popular in 1920s up to early 30s.
If you’re particular to minimalist design, this Bauhaus movement can be said as the precursor of modern minimalist designs. It uses minimalisme approaches and has minimalist beauty.
Here’s an example of living room from the era which would look fancy and still feel contemporary if you remake it for your living room setup.
Fancy Modern Mid-century living room
Modern and Bauhaus grew together from the around the same starting point. Only the Movement last longer, up to 50s, even 60s.
Like the Bauhaus, in term of interior designs, modern movement love to use minimalist approaches. It also use less furniture, even window dressings like curtains or else.
This fancy living room is part of modern styles of 50s, the Mid-century living room. If you often see some of the furniture here, it because the furniture of the styles are too timeless to be left alone.
Eclectic living room with library
Being an eclectic means that you have the knacks to mix several different styles into one cohesive style. In short, you have the eyes for blending various stuff into a one impressive stuff.
The eclectic movements, in term of interior designs, began in the 1900s up to this day. There’s no particular characters for this style.
But, a key aspect of an eclectic style is harmony. You need to harmonize all different style, so the end result is stunning, like this one.
Colonial Revival living room for fancy time
A blend of Neoclassic and Georgian styles resulting a Colonial Revival styles. That’s only a broad definition, as the Colonial Revival is also influenced by other styles.
It’s like the styles emulated, only bigger and grander. The styles were popular in the last 19 century up to 1940s.
If you want to find inspiration for your classic fancy living room in modern atmosphere, Colonial Revival style may inspire you, like this blue living room with this set of plush sofas.
Big fancy living room in Asian Style
The Western living room designs were absorbed by Eastern nations and turn them into something unique and impressive.
The soft and often neutral color pallets of the Western counterparts are often stripped off and replaced by the more vibrant colors.
This Asia style living room is a fusion of Western influences and Eastern colors, complete with its fancy and exotic decor.
Modernism living room with fancy lamp shades
Modernism brought you the simplicity of modern designs we see today. This design movement was popular in the last 19 century up to the pre-WW II. This style stressed on functionality, comfort, simplicity, and affordability.
This movement also rejects any unnecessary frills or ornaments. Bauhaus, the style we mentioned previously, also an offshoot of this movement and so with the modern styles.
Here’s a classic example of a Modernism living room, it does likes simple –but you can still see the elegance and even the fancy of it.
Rustic living room with fancy open interior layout
Love something naked, spacious, and comfortable? You should need to have a rustic living room. Since its starting point in last 19 century, the rustic style always lure interior design fans, even up to this present time.
It has the simple, natural, and warm qualities that always reminds us of idylic cottage or a simple country home with all the naked beams and natural looks.
Though so, you still can have fancy stuff living room out of rustic living room. You may infuse it with modern furnishings. See the following example for inspiration.
Fancy Arts and Crafts living room
Another idea for your fancy living room is an Arts and Crafts living room. The Arts and Crafts movement had its popular days around 1850s to the early 1900s.
This movements wanted to go back to the classical craftsmanship which didn’t rely on machine or mass-production too much.
An Arts and Crafts living room might reminds you of rustic designs, but this style has far fancier lines and features than the rustic one. Infuse your Arts and Crafts with new sofas and chairs like this following example for the more contemporary look.
Tuscan living room for a fancy pastoral living room
If you want to have living room full of natural materials and it’s still too fancy, a Tuscan living room might worth to try.
The style also offer warmth and pleasant atmosphere, a remembrance of its origins, Tuscany regions, Italy.
Daylight or night time the living room keeps you warm with all its simple elegance and airy atmosphere. This modern
Tuscan living room is an idea if you want to have one.
Stylish Aesthetic living room for your living room
The often showy and unnecessary decor of the existing classic (mainly Victorian) designs made several designers tired and wanted to make something new, leading to the Aesthetic movement.
From 1850s onward, the movement catch on, emphasizing on the belief that to be classy you needn’t to put overwhelming display on any designs –you only need good science and planning.
This belief is still deeply rooted in the contemporary design approaches. But if you curios of an original Aesthetic design, the following is yours.
Fancy contemporary tropical living room
From the 18 century, we move ahead to the early 21 century, where myriad of interior designs compete to have our attentions.
But, this time we’d like to focus our attention to the timeless tropical designs. Firstly conceived by the British in their colonial time, the designs is proven too good to be left alone.
Now the philosophy of the designs (airy, fresh, and abundant of local materials) are extensively used in any interior styles, including this white-dominated contemporary living room.
Neoclassical living room with sets of fancy chairs and sofas
Sill love an elaborate but not too elaborate classic living room? A Neoclassical living room might help to solve the problem.
You might say that this style is ‘light’ interpretation of classical Greek and Roman interior designs. If you find the Baroque or Rococo styles are too heavy for your preferences, this style is your alternative.
It full of light lines and simple flowing designs, emphasizing on elegance with calm and often neutral colors.
A Rococo living room for a fancy evening
The more opulent and grandeur (and sensual) choice of living room probably is this Rococo living room. You have all: the scale, elaborate stylings, and fancy.
Countering the Baroque styles which often unpractical (though look grand and majestic), the Rococo folks want to have their living rooms feel comfortable for any social activities, they want a practical approach to their living room design.
The results is this following example: a considerably lighter living room (compared to the Baroque, of course) with all the coiled ornaments, mirrors –and more vibrant.
A Farmhouse fancy living room? Why not, try this French farmhouse living room
A combination of comfort and nostalgic feelings might the main reason why a farmhouse style is still survive up to this day.
Compared to a country living room which is more elaborated, a farmhouse living room is more down-to-earth, both on its layout or furniture.
This French farmhouse living room is one of its examples. You don’t have a neat room, but after all, you still can see the classy elegance here.
Fancy Mediterranean living room update with wallpaper
From the Mediterranean you also can find a comfortable and fancy living room ideas. Here you have a Mediterranean style living room.
This coastal style is known of its warm and airy atmosphere. Terracotta, colored tiles, sea colors dominate the style, curvy big windows –mainly the traditional one.
If you want a more contemporary and fancy Mediterranean living room, you may update your living by hanging a colorful wallpaper in Mediterranean theme like the following image. Put a contemporary glass table to complete the setup.
Elegant fancy Scandinavian living room
From 1930s up to this present time, Scandinavian styles always enchant our visual experience with their minimalist but terribly warm interior designs.
You might often see a Scandinavian living room in minimalist modern setting. But that’s not always the cases, and you also can mix the style with any other styles.
This time you have a fancy Scandinavian living room with stucco ceiling and curvy classic living room’s outline, only this time you have no flowing classic curtains –they’re naked just like most the Scandinavian styles.
Light modern-classic living room by Elsie de Wolfe
When it comes about fancy living room, you cannot forget Elsie de Wolfe. Some said that she’s the mother of interior designs –they probably right.
She has the talent to make the most sumptuous classic living room into a light, airy, and fresh living room –without having to get rid of the classic atmosphere.
Her designs is full of flowery, golden features, with light color pallets. The following is one of her works.
Modern eclectic living room for your fancy moments with friends
If you want the lighter and living room’s atmosphere than the previous living room, this fancy modern eclectic living room is yours.
In this room, you may find a blend of a set French classic chairs (Louis XV chairs), modern wall paneling, and modern paintings (Matisse and Leger).
The designer, Jean-Michel Frank for a Rockefeller’s apartment, complete all the setup with the matching carpet by Christian Bérard.
A Timeless fancy classic-modern living room
Along with several well-known interior designers of 20 century is Albert Hadley. If you want an American look living room, you can count on this name –with his tandem, Sister Parish.
His designs is so iconic some of them are included as national heritage. His designs always ask as to redefine the classic designs by using classic features in fresh manners.
This living room of happy Rockefeller in one of his masterpiece. It’s a blend of class and elegance in simple lines. Like big and fancy living room? You need to consider this living room setup.
Fancier Industrial living room in modern touches
Now we move to Industrial living room. Since its starting point in the 60s, Industrial styles are getting strong and getting more and more fans around the globe.
Unused factories are repurposed into living areas as they are. So you often see cracked walls, exposed bricks, or naked piping systems are included as visual elements in these styles.
Here you have one fancier industrial living room idea, with all the neat and modern convenience like the plush sofa, exquisite lounge chairs, unique lamp fixtures and, of course, the old factory interior setting.
Transitional living room with orange chairs
From the 50’s onward you also saw a new style emerged, the transitional style. The rise of TV had open possibilities for the people to see myriad different home interior features, old and modern.
The transitional style help you to mix old and modern interior features into one cohesive and impressive result.
So, in transitional style, there’re more freedom on your sides when you want to pick decor for the living room, just be sure to get them all work together well.
Fancy Aesthetic living room for a classy evening chat
Back to the 18 century, if you still want the flowery and the more sumptuous interior decor, we present you again this Aesthetic living room.
Here you have the styles with all the elaborate decor that remind you of the previous era, though in lighter layers and more practical approaches.
This living room is from 1880 and newly restored (fully) by the designer David Scott Parker. And you can see the end result here. Charming.
A fancy traditional American living room
Back to the early 20 century, we meet again this traditional American living room. It still have the classic lines of the previous century, but in much more lighter and efficient ways.
Here you feel the Art Deco air in tropical setting, with its parlor palms and airy living room atmosphere.
It’s a perfect place to have a night time chat or drinks with some friends or families, you have a fancy spot with soft glam touch. Nice
A fancy modern Baroque living room
For this list of fancy living room, without the name Dorothy Draper, this list won’t be complete. She’s the first (and first woman) to establish an interior design company in the USA, in early 1920s.
Now she’s better known with her unique style, the modern Baroque. Unlike the Baroque styles which often use dark themes, this modern Baroque use vibrant colors you often see now in contemporary or modern colors.
The following is an example of her designs, a living room so colorful and comfortable –and, of course, fancy.
Fancy modern-contemporary living room with white sofas
A modern living room might look rigid and even cold. Perhaps it’s because its minimalist approaches which would permit rigid and efficient lines.
Introducing a timelessness into modern designs might be the feat of contemporary designs. It add classic timeless element without having to overwhelm the modern tones of the living room.
This example of living room is an example of how modern living room with the white sofas can look fancy and elegant with the fine lines of the dining room chairs and the grand piano.
Modern-classic living room for contemporary tastes
For the last of this listicle, we bring you back the classic modern style for your fancy living room. Some of its features reminds you to the elegant and flowing patterns of classic lines.
Some other gives you the firm and efficient lines of the modern styles. The result is an eclectic that also has a timeless quality.
It has the enduring styles which not only works for the contemporary tastes, but even still deemed as gorgeous by our children, as it has the classic vibes in it.
So that’s all our fancy living room ideas. There so much to say on the subjects, but so small space. But here we try to introduce you some of most awesome designs from some eras, complete with their common characteristics, big or small.
We do hope that this listicle can help you to find the right fancy living room of your dream. Lastly, have a good day.