Grey Living Room Ideas – When I am redecorating my room, I would pick my favorite color and spread it around the room. It gives me no reason to leave the room, it is my favorite room. And I believe you’d do the same. But when it is about living room, favorite color is not enough. You may need to pick another color for the room. And among thousand colors, give a try to some grey living room ideas.
Emphasize on Grey’s Manly Side
Hundreds of decoration and furniture come in grey but not all of them belong to men. So if you’re a single man living by yourself, you better pick some greys that emphasize manly side to the living space. Is there any interesting point you can take from this idea? Exactly, the gray-scale photos on light grey wall.
Ladies would love to paint their wall with cute pastels but men are different, right? Light grey would be a nice background for wall decors. And while the girls printing their pretty colorful pictures with their besties, you can opt for monochrome photos framed in white. Now you can go with the other elements.
Bring Large Living Plants
For me grey is beautiful, it is one of my favorite. Unfortunately, it is sometimes associated with dirt and dull. So we need to make our grey living room looks fresh and clean. And yes, living plants will help. It is not about flowers in a vase as your coffee table centerpiece. Bring in something big and green, like a couple of these gorgeous plants in the room corners.
If there’s limited space, one big plant in the corner would be enough as long as it’s green. It works in two ways: refresh the room’s atmosphere and beautify the color of the room.
Choose Red as the Contrast Hue
Green isn’t the only option to enhance your grey room. Red is a brilliant alternative. No need to spread too many red in the room, use it as accent. Learn from these maroon seats between grey elements in the room. Red here works as important accent, so make sure it is applied on big stuff in the room.
If there’s no red couch or ottoman that touches your heart, you can go with red coffee table, carpet, or any other big element that complements your grey room. Whether you believe or not, presence of red between grey will bring joy to the room. Red furniture eliminates boring look of the room.
Surround It with Tables and Racks
So the previous grey living room ideas are about spreading grey on the wall. Let us try something different like completing your grey room with the right furniture. This time, try to spread grey only as accent in the room. Light grey floor under the furniture will be great. Then place darker grey like this grey sofa table that goes beautiful with the floor.
Now it is time to perfect your room. Fortunately, grey can make friends with any other color. But for now, let us give chance to black and wood’s natural color. Black wooden rack on the wall and brown wooden tables will be amazing. One point you better keep in your mind is find the racks and tables that match your interior style. If woods don’t go well with your interior, try glass or steel.
Apply Dimly-Lit Grey
This room looks cozy, doesn’t it? You can get the same cozy room by applying the same theme as this one, the dimly-lit grey. Grey itself is a perfect element to create a dimly-lit living room. But in order to give the cozy look to your room, add much more grey. Start with the floor first, then continue with the furniture. Can you see an essential grey element in this room?
The unique white lamp on grey desk is the key here; the desk has the greyest color in the room. Pick one element that will be the centerpiece of your room. It could be a unique ottoman, coffee table, or even wall décor. Make sure that the centerpiece has the greyest color in the room. The others can have lighter shades of grey.
Add Trendy Décor
If you have modern house, you may love this idea. A modern room with high ceiling like this one deserves modern ornaments. High grey wall and grey curtain is enough, no need to add more grey. Instead, give something catchy that will directly amaze anyone who enters your living room. This room uses gold accents on the wall and gold desk lamp that brings luxury to grey wall.
White will be another extraordinary ornament for grey. Despite the white floor and white coffee table that matches the modern look, white pendant lights improve everything. If the lights here inspire you to decorate your grey room, make sure you pick ones that really fit the room, not the ones that make the room looks overwhelmed.
Harmonize Wall Painting and Couch Set
For some, all greys room is a nightmare. That’s actually because of the room is not so wide. If your room is wide enough, don’t hesitate to apply grey in all elements. Grey on the walls and grey on the couch look harmonious. It is perfected by the grey on the carpet. Is it too much grey for you? Be ready to make it looks adorable.
Instead of contrast hues, opt for some pastels that bring peace to the room. Cushions, desk lamp, potted plant, anything in pastels are going to soften the look of grey in the room. If your living room has grey floor already, pick something pastel for the rug to neutralize it.
Pick Minimalist, Casual Furniture
This one belongs to you who have minimalist interior. When you’re looking for minimalist furniture for your light grey living room, focus on the casual ones. Grey sofas and their colorful cushions will need something neutral and minimalist to complement them. Opt for monochromatic elements like black framed glass coffee table to match your black framed wall decors.
Or get some unique white light to match the white rug on the floor. Since you have enough grey on the sofas, you better go neutral with the decorations in order to keep the room feels minimalist. And don’t forget to add something fresh like the pink flowers on the table to refresh your interior.
Add Grey Knitting
Living room is where I cuddle with my loved ones. If it is the same with you, it is truly important to make the room feels way more comfortable. Well, there is a bunch way to create cozier living room. The most famous one is laying a rug on the floor. The rug will be perfect spot to cuddle while watching favorite movie.
Another idea is by adding grey knitting on the couch. When grey knitting meets the colorful cushions on light grey couch or sofa, it invites anyone to come sit and stay for a while longer. It looks so comfortable. Would you try this at home?
Make It a Family Private Space
Living room needs special treatment when it becomes a family spot. Think of everything your family need before you start searching for grey living room ideas. Make a list of furniture as well as the decorations to support everyone’s desire. Complete your living room with cozy cushions and throw blanket that match the light grey sofas.
If coffee table is necessary, wooden one is the right option especially if you live with kids. Glass coffee table may be dangerous since kids love exploring the room sometimes by running fast. Besides, wooden coffee table adds more warmth to the room perfect for a family place.
Rich Grey Living Room
Do you see what makes the room rich? Make your own living room looks as impressive as this one by covering your leather grey sofa with animal skin patterned cushions. Then you need something elegant that won’t bring the sofa down, like a solid wooden coffee table. And if your sofa doesn’t come with proper seat, go find luxurious accent chair like barrel chair or traditional wingback chair.
You’re not allowed to pick gimcrack ornaments for your rich living room. Get inspiration from the unusual floor lamp used in this room. Furry rug is also a marvelous addition to your rich room. If there’s a wall that needs proper decoration, pick ones that match the animal skin patterned cushions and furry rug.
Fabulous Grey Living Room
A wide living room is excellent host for huge furniture like L shaped sofa and big square coffee table. Since the sofa has light grey color and the coffee table is black, special elements are needed to make them look harmoniously match. Dark and light colored cushions unite the table and sofa. Besides, black framed mirror on grey wall match the furniture set.
We’re not done yet; accessories are needed to make the room look fabulous. Instead of using artificial decorations, try something alive like the white flower plant and some green flower plants that bring life to living room.
Cheerful Grey Living Room
When people think about grey, they’ll also think about black. That’s why grey is sometimes associated as dark color. If you used to think so, you absolutely have to try creating a cheerful living room by involving grey. Grey on sofa, rug, and wall may scare you but it can give you a cheerful room. Some brown from the wooden tables and some green from the fresh plants will help.
Use some more other colors like red and yellow for the ornaments. Finally, white touches on the windows, wall, and ceiling will brighten your grey living room. Can you think of some other colors to make a grey living room feels more cheerful?
Farmhouse Grey Living Room
What comes to your mind when you hear about farmhouse? Woods of course! And woods work well with grey in creating farmhouse living room. This doesn’t mean the living room must get grey wooden furniture. Get some wooden furniture in its natural color like these wooden coffee table and shelving. Those woods are going to look awesome with the stone fireplace.
Hold on, before loading your living room with farmhouse themed furniture, be sure you paint the wall with grey first. Lay down grey carpet on the floor and you’ll be ready to bring in the furnishing and accessories. Since most exposed areas have grey, no need to use grey furniture but grey accessories will be awesome.
Gorgeous Grey Living Room
Here comes the best idea for the grey lovers. I definitely love this living room since it has lots of grey almost everywhere. Among the other grey living room ideas, this one is the most beautiful for me. Grey walls here look perfect with grey seats and ottoman in the middle of the room. Monochrome cushions on the seats match flawlessly with white shelving, floor, window, and ceiling.
A little – just a very little – touch of brown improve the beauty of the room. Just a simple decoration on the wall is enough to make the room looks stunning and shining at the same time.
Charming Grey Living Room
Something sleek can give your living room charming look. First rule of building a charming living room is getting sleek furniture. Then second, match all seats’ color. If you think it’s boring, give those seats various cushions. Yet, those different motifs of the cushions must have identical color. Add several cushions in bold colors to lift up room’s atmosphere.
Grey shades in the room won’t look scary by the help of bold colored cushions. If more help is still necessary, hang some grey framed decorations on the wall. Huge mirror, beautiful painting, or even abstract wall art are excellent option for your charming living room.
Affirmative Grey Living Room
First time I saw this room, I could see myself lying on the couch for days, looks so cozy in there. Nothing is cozier than no-legs sectionals in dark grey. They sit on grey rug that will spoil your feet every time you step on. Lightest grey color is on the wall but it is beautified perfectly with nature themed wall décor.
Interested to create the same room? Don’t be scared to mix up grey shades with black. But for the decorations, always opt for something different outside grey. This room has natural ornament not only on the wall but also on the floor; do you spot the living plants? Do the same with your own living room. Pick a decoration theme and stay on that theme when looking for wall and floor decoration.
Awesome Grey Living Room
Since grey is a color between black and white, monochrome is always grey’s best friend. Grey, white, and black are the best combination for contemporary room. Minimalist grey staircase on grey wall becomes stunning background for black and white furniture in the room. Even though your room is not a contemporary styled room, this grey accent wall idea is also wonderful inspiration to try.
Grey accent wall is also good option for small living room. Leave the other walls in white to keep the room bright and make the room looks wider. One grey wall where you hang your centerpiece is going catch everyone’s eye once they get into the room.
Elegant Grey Living Room
We’ve come a long way but you’re still scared to apply grey to the room. That’s okay, there are some easier grey living room ideas you can try. This one for example, is for everyone who’s too scared to place the grey on the wall. Light grey sectionals, brown wooden tables, and white on the walls and ceiling create elegant combination even for small living room.
Too many cushions on sofa are going to eliminate the elegance so add some cushions only, along with a throw blanket. White curtains on white windows and white flowers in white vase bring in peaceful atmosphere to grey room.
Fancy Grey Living Room
How do you make a living room looks fancy? The easiest way is by using fancy accessories. This grey white living room looks fancy because of the gold frames mirror on the wall. It also has unique clear table between the accent chairs. What else can you get from this fancy living room?
One key to make a fancy living room is being brave in decorating. Don’t be afraid to mix up some different decorations to the room. Combine furnishings made of glass and leather. Place a modern sofa along with traditional chairs. Just don’t forget to keep the room united by adding one same color to different styled furniture. In this case, it is grey motif on the chairs and cushions.
Relaxing Grey Living Room
Grey can be a good element in helping you building relaxing living room. Grey is a smooth color that helps you relax. But it needs some friends to support it. In this room, there’s fireplace, black cozy blanket, and enough natural lights come from big window behind the sectional. Before you start decorating your living room, think about the thinks that help you relax.
If the ocean makes you feel relax, hanging ocean painting on grey wall will help. If animal fur helps you feel better, grey furry rug under your sectionals is excellent option. Do you think you’re ready to make your grey room more relaxing?
Interesting Grey Living Room
For those who brave enough to bring greys in small room, this is one interesting idea. Small rooms are identical with white walls or bright walls. Only bold homeowners dare to paint the wall in light grey. A single sofa, a minimalist coffee table, and a unique sofa table in darker shade of grey will complete the room.
Lay down a light grey carpet on wooden floor and done! Leave the ceiling and decorations in white in order to maintain the room bright. Pick a sofa that is big enough for you and for the room. Accent chairs are unnecessary if the sofa can hold some people at once. Besides, accent chairs make small rooms smaller.
Odd Grey Living Room
Looking for something unique? This odd living room idea is the answer. The brown leather chairs don’t match the grey sofa. Gold coffee table makes the room looks even odder. What makes them interesting? It is the white ornaments. White ornaments are found on the chairs, sofa, table, and even on the wall art. Those white ornaments neutralize the weird look of the room.
Feel free to redecorate your living room with furniture in different styles. As long as you can find something to unite them all like the white ornaments in this room, you’re free to mix and match all furniture and decors in the room.
Extraordinary Grey Living Room
We don’t need a lot of things to create an extraordinary room. Several seats in some shades of grey are enough. Along with simple white coffee table and cozy rug on the floor, your cozy armless sofas will give you the simplest yet coziest living room. And to complement the simple furniture, we only need to prepare simple ornaments.
Frameless mirror on the wall is what a small room needs. Simple black vase with little fresh plant makes small room feels better. Keep the room looks modern yet minimalist by spreading black and white from the ceiling to the floor.
Sparkling Grey Living Room
Most houses today have an open design where the living space directly meets a kitchen or dining room. This can be challenging but fun at the same time. If yours is also an open living room with a dining table set behind the sofa, try grey for the walls, pick the light one. Then for furniture set, pick living room and dining room furniture that has identical colors.
Add more greys only as accents. Grey curtains and grey cushions will be nice beginning. If there’s extra space, you may want to place grey accent chair on the corner of your living space. Fresh colors for decorations like yellow and orange wall arts are going to create sparkle in the room.
Fantastic Grey Living Room
Is it okay to cover the entire walls of small living room with grey? It depends on your courage. If you dare enough, you’re free to give it a try. If the room is so small and you’ve painted the entire walls with grey, pick white for the rest. White naturally reflects any light either the natural one from the sun or the one from the lamps.
Adding some browns in the room is also a good idea. If possible, get light brown instead of dark brown. But if you can’t find one you really like, it is okay to load your living room with dark brown wooden furniture, but keep it as minimalist as possible.
Stunning Grey Living Room
Here’s another idea for an open living room with a kitchen behind it. That differs it from previous idea is that this room is way more spacious. If you’re blessed with such house, you’re allowed to express whatever in your mind. In this house, the owner decided to fill the room with a grey sectional, a sofa with grey cushions, and patterned grey accent chairs.
Cozy carpet and huge ottoman in the middle of the room create cozy zone for everyone who enters the house.
Formal Grey Living Room
Functional furniture is not only good for small room but also for formal room. Check out the minimalist round coffee table you can hide when it is not in use. It is surrounded by a grey sectional full of grey cushions and a grey bay window also with lots of cushions. Since you’re going to create a formal room, watch the furnishing you’re about to buy for the room.
If you have a bay window in the room and you’re planning to display your collection or your plants on it, cancel it. Bay window is an excellent extra seat for your formal living room. You can sit there reading your favorite novel at rainy day while enjoying the rainwater flows down the window.
Minimalist Grey Living Room
You’re seeing the most minimalist living room in this page. It has only one grey sofa with grey cushions. As for the very small coffee table, it has unique gold color that matches decoration on the drawer. To balance the minimalist furniture, the minimalist decorations are the best. Neutral colored wall art and fresh living plants would be enough.
Remember that your living room theme is minimalist, so everything you pick should have minimalist design, including the lightings. Both the desk lamp and pendant light are designed in monochrome color and very minimalist style. Get lightings that match your minimalist room the most.
Modified Grey Living Room
Are you planning to have a very special living room in the house? Then you’ll love this modified living room. Instead of purchasing a set of grey sofa and accent chair, go get a big grey sofa that comes with cushions in various motifs in black and white. As for the accent chair and coffee table, the modern styled in white will match your grey sofa.
Leave the walls and ceiling in white. Then to make the room looks wider and brighter, place a huge frameless mirror on the floor. It catches and spreads the lights from lamps and sunlight to the entire spaces of the room.
Compact Grey Living Room
So you also have an open living room. But the room isn’t as big as the others. What are you going to do? There are two options available. First, go get some small furniture for the small room. And second, copy this unique compact living room. Instead of getting small minimalist sofa, this small room holds a bulky grey sectional nicely.
Since the sectional fills the entire space, choose the coffee table wisely. Big wooden coffee table will leave you no more space. Glass coffee table is a way better alternative. It is invisible and it doesn’t take a lot of space. Get one that has black or gold frame so you won’t hit your own table every time you’re in the living room.
Spacious Grey Living Room
Grey on the walls? Grey on the floor? No, those are too mainstreams. Your spacious living room is going to need something unique and special, like the grey ceiling. Grey ceiling is the next level of grey living room. If your living room isn’t too spacious, you better don’t try, unless you want the room feels darker and scarier.
Though the grey ceiling is installed in spacious room, it needs to be accompanied by enough lighting system. If your lighting isn’t enough, the room will look dark and unpleasant. Avoid grey furniture if you have the grey ceiling already. Brown will be better to make the room feels warmer.
Grey Living Room With Yellow Decorations
Grey and white are the best solution for small living room. Unfortunately, both are neutral colors that make room feels boring. We’re going to need something bright to create a fresh atmosphere in the room, especially in small room. Yellow is first best color to decorate grey and white room. Simplest way to decorate with yellow is spreading this color of joy on the cushions.
If that’s not enough, wall art in yellow will be a nice additional. Or add something fresh like sunflower in white vase – or the other yellow flowers. Just be creative in decorating with yellow and you’ll see how gorgeous your living room will be.
Cute Grey Living Room
The key for truly cute living room in grey is symmetry. Check out this cute living room, it is like it has a mirror in the middle of the room. Get a couple of light grey wingback sofa, a couple of grey accent chairs, and a couple of white desk lamp for both sides of the room. For smaller living room, two gorgeous mirrors are perfecting the living space.
Grey Living Room With Nautical Ornaments
My other favorite living room is this one. It has my two favorite colors in one room. Nautical theme is always identical with blue, the color of ocean. So if you’re deciding to redecorate your living room with nautical theme, prepare some ornaments in blue color, and some in grey for the accents.
Don’t have to replace your white seats and wooden coffee table. Just consider painting your wall shelves in light grey and fill them with many things you want to display. Blue color on the cushions and curtains bring in the nautical feels to the room.
Extra Mild Grey Living Room
Designing a living room for family is not like designing living room for single person. When designing a living room for family especially the one with kids, coziness must be priority. Instead of placing a big coffee table with sharp edges, a huge furry rug is way much better.
The rug is a save place for the kids to sit and play. When they’re not playing on the rug, it is a beautiful spot to get relax after a tiring day. Your guests will also feel comfortable when their skin touches the softness of the rug. Aren’t you interested to place a grey rug on your living room floor?
Earthly Tone Grey Living Room
Everybody knows how to get earthy tone in the room: by coloring the room with earthy colors. Luckily, earthy colors can work with grey as well. Gain some inspirations from this idea. Light grey tone meets the ivory coffee table and creamy leather chair creating gorgeous interior.
That makes the room looks more impressive is the lighting system. Instead of using huge pendant lamp hanging on the ceiling, this room gets a neutral colored desk lamp that works well with the sofa. The accent lightings on the ceiling also create magnificent look.
Dark Tone in Grey Living Room
We’ve been talking about light grey for small living room like all the time. Is there any possibility for dark grey in small living room? This photo said yes. The dark grey sofa, accent chair, and ottoman look just perfectly fit in the room. They’re even supported by the wooden sofa table and woven storage basket at the ends of the sofa.
White accessories like white desk lamp and light colored curtains will brighten the room where dark furniture is placed.
Grey Living Room With Red Wall
So you believed that grey’s best place is on the wall? Well, what do you think about red wall and grey accessories in living room? Instead of painting the accent wall with grey, try red. It brings joy and happiness to the room. And for the grey, use it on the curtain and on the cushions. This idea is highly recommended for smaller room.
Cozy Metallic Grey Living Room
Light grey and dark grey are mainstream furniture for living room. Why don’t we try something unique like the two-tone metallic grey sectional here? This adorable sectional with monochrome cushions work well with metallic desk lamp and round coffee table above the light grey carpet. Do you think this room has enough grey or a bit too much?
Can you find your own favorite idea among our inspiring grey living room ideas above? The point is, grey works well in any living room, either small or spacious, both traditional and modern. All we need to do is gathering a little bit more courage to apply one of those ideas to our own living room. Don’t you think so?