Gender-Neutral Living Rooms That Will Stand the Test of Time

Updated 11/21/17

Forget his and hers—we're endorsing gender-neutral living room décor that resists passing fads and trend-focused design. A clean aesthetic that balances traditional sensibilities with forward-thinking elements—while not falling into the pitfalls of gendered design—is the recipe for a space that will stand the test of time. Looking to overhaul your living space and in need of some curated inspiration? We've rounded up some of our favorite gender-neutral living rooms that prove good design, well-crafted pieces, and a sophisticated palette are the foundation of an attractive home—no matter your taste.

Entertain guests in style with these timeless approaches to living room design.

Keep clicking for elevated living rooms that do away with gendered design.

Amy Bartlam

Hairpin leg furniture adds instant style without overwhelming a space. A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf stands in for wall art.

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You can never go wrong with a minimal black-and-white palette, especially when executed in clean, modern lines.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Unfinished wood, rattan, and leather bring a natural warmth to any space.

Travis J. via Studio McGee

Liven up a black-and-white color palette with a statement rug.

Julia Robbs

Working in a tonal color palette can be surprisingly sophisticated. Various shades of gray give a touch of moodiness to the space.

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When bringing in color, working with muted tones—like this plum armchair and area rug with hints of violet—keeps the look elevated.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Even furniture with a classically "feminine" denotation can be balanced by dark traditional molding and pared-down décor.

Julia Robbs

When designing without the confines of gender, choose classic pieces that call to you, and you'll soon see your style shine through.

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The right pops of color can bring life to an all-white space balanced by wood-tone elements and natural greenery.

Alyssa Rosenheck

Above all, don't shy away from design elements you love that have been labeled as traditionally "masculine" or "feminine." Bringing together an eclectic mix of pieces that showcase your style is the most natural way to design without gender.

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