The Best Living Rooms We've Seen on Instagram so Far This Year

We can't get enough of these.

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Although innocently scrolling through Instagram can take up a shocking amount of your time, the app is home to a wealth of interior design inspiration, so no judgment for going over your daily screen time goals every now and then. We constantly look to the app for a quick dose of gorgeous home décor, architecture, and design inspiration, and we've stumbled upon so many noteworthy images of interior spaces posted by some of our favorite design enthusiasts that we decided they had to be shared. From interior designers, studios, and fashion girls, these are the best living rooms we've seen on Instagram so far this year.

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Scandinavian Chic

First up is this light, cozy Scandinavian-inspired living room. Posted by Scandinavian Homes (one of our favorite interior design accounts to follow), the space appears simple in its design, yet all of the elements clearly have a purpose. A small loveseat fits perfectly at the center of a built-in bookcase, featuring a seemingly random arrangement of shelves. Globe scones hang on the wall above the couch and around an abstract painting, playing off of the similar shapes found on the ceiling pendant. A touch of warmth comes from the area rug and the caramel-colored leather chair.

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Classic Meets Modern

We discovered this show-stopping living room from the Instagram profile of interior designer Jeremiah Brent. It's a highly original, all-white space with both classic and modern elements. The ceiling molding gives the room a historic, European feel, while an asymmetrical dark wood coffee table brings the space starkly into the modern era. It's simple and minimalistic, while still making a statement.

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Open and Airy

While it's the furnishings and décor of most spaces that catch our eye, this living room, designed by Studio McGee and photographed by Jessica Kettle, is all about what's outside. Expansive windows not only allow natural light to flood into the room, but they also offer an unobstructed view of towering green trees and blue sky. Sitting in this fresh and inviting space would feel like being right outside in nature.

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Designer Brady Tolbert recently posted a picture of this living room designed by Sissy + Marley Interiors for a bit of design inspiration. We love the geometric white oak nesting tables and the way they contrast on top of the dark, subtly patterned rug. The room also features a striking pair of boucle lounge chairs and a two-armed sconce on the wall in between a set of arched windows.

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From a recent project completed by Arent & Pyke studio, this living room exudes luxury. A black flag halyard chair sits opposite two curved fuschia accent chairs that provide a cheery pop of color. In between the chairs is a large circular coffee table with uneven sides for a touch of edge. As your eye moves up the wall, you'll notice the stunning design of the molding that lines the top portion of the space, and all of this contrasts with a timeless herringbone wooden floor.

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You can always count on Emily Henderson to present a timelessly stylish space, and this living room is no exception. A steely blue couch sits on the edge of a neatly geometric rug across from a tufted leather coffee table. Beside the couch, a rustic trunk acts as a side table and props up a surprisingly contemporary silver lamp, which contrasts greatly from the traditional portrait seen in the background hanging above the stairs.

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Modern Warmth

High ceilings and intriguing windows are the architectural stars of this living room shared by Ashe Leandro. In the foreground, the first element that catches your eye is this gorgeous woven chaise in a highly modern design. Next, you'll note the rather traditional sofa that sits across from a distressed wood coffee table and two curved chairs in a cherry pink hue. All of this, paired with the geometric art above the fireplace and the logs of wood stored neatly in the wall, make it a remarkable space.

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This living room feels utterly glam and sophisticated. A pair of rudimentary stools stand out among the rest of the stark white furnishings and paint color. However, they expertly match the fireplace and work to tie the luxurious space together.

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Neutral with an Edge

This gorgeous living room is proof that a simple room can still be statement-making. While the furniture is neutral, your eye goes right to the modern lighting. Sconces flank a bold, oversized piece of art, while the chandelier adds an eclectic edge to the space.

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Fresh and Clean

There's just something about this living room that feels fresh. The combination of the neutral color palette, soothing natural light, minimalist design, and greenery in the corner give it a clean feel that's still totally inviting.

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We can never resist a Boho-inspired space, and this one was too good not to share. Not only do the furniture and colors reflect the design aesthetic, but the rooms architectural details do as well (talking about that molding!). We're swooning over the hanging artwork.

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Thanks to a combination of a neutral color palette and natural materials in the wooden coffee table, linen couch, and seagrass rug, this room feels comforting, clean, and natural. The greenery on the table adds a pop of color, while the midcentury, free-standing fireplace gives a vintage vibe.

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We love literally anything Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors does, but this living room is on another level. Thanks to high ceilings and an abundance of windows, the room feels incredibly light-filled. A mix of patterns and textures ups the cozy vibes.

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This living room is the perfect example of how to incorporate a little bit of whimsy into a space, but still have it feel sophisticated and tasteful. We love the playful bubble chandelier, the patterned rug, and the bold, colorful artwork.

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If your mantra is the more pattern and color, the better, you'll be obsessed with Justina Blakeney's designs. We love this Bohemian living room, filled with bold color, wild patterns, and plenty of greenery. It's proof that sometimes restraint is overrated.

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Who says you have to decorate based on where you live? The banana palms, natural fiber rug, rattan chair, Navajo prints, and plate wall give this living room a new feel. If you're a traveler, you can use your favorite locales to inspire your décor.

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Simple and Chic

We can't deny how much we love an all-white room, and while it sounds a little boring, simple can be so chic when done right. A potted plant and throw pillows add a pop of color, while window coverings add texture and warmth to the space.

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This living room is an example of how you fuse a lot of color into a space without it feeling too bold or eclectic. The use of earth tones allows the room to feel grounded and calming, even though many different colors are used.

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From the jewel tones, to the bar cart, to the coffee table books, and the floor mirror—this living room exudes glamour. The small space and bit of clutter helps it feel undone and relaxed, rather than stuffy.

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