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Are you designing a gold living room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Zander Schlacter Design Challenge designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Zander Schlacter Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Harry Styles Room designed by Sofie Way
Harry Styles RoomDesigned by Sofie Way
Mitzi Challenge - Game Room designed by Sofia Millares
Mitzi Challenge - Game RoomDesigned by Sofia Millares
Lynx Room designed by Miranda Rodgers
Lynx RoomDesigned by Miranda Rodgers
Catskills Living Room: Option 2 designed by Daniela Araya
Catskills Living Room: Option 2Designed by Daniela Araya
705 Downstairs Media Room 3 designed by Autumn Janesky
705 Downstairs Media Room 3Designed by Autumn Janesky
Coastal Design designed by The Casual Digest
Coastal DesignDesigned by The Casual Digest
Yellow Vibes designed by Samantha Rice
Yellow VibesDesigned by Samantha Rice
Black-owned Space designed by Selena Wyant
Black-owned SpaceDesigned by Selena Wyant
Mustard and Pink Fall Room designed by Doctor Designs
Mustard and Pink Fall RoomDesigned by Doctor Designs
Contemporary Noir designed by Caroline Smigocki
Contemporary NoirDesigned by Caroline Smigocki
Untitled designed by Bre Sturm
UntitledDesigned by Bre Sturm
Untitled designed by Imani Keal
UntitledDesigned by Imani Keal
Beauty Brand Space designed by Uliana Gotesman
Beauty Brand SpaceDesigned by Uliana Gotesman
Terrazzo Space designed by Carmyn Darby
Terrazzo SpaceDesigned by Carmyn Darby
Untitled designed by Bre Sturm
UntitledDesigned by Bre Sturm
Made Trade Design Challenge designed by Kendra Peterson
Made Trade Design ChallengeDesigned by Kendra Peterson
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Katherine Dillon
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Katherine Dillon
LIVING ROOM (copy) designed by Kaitlyn Aronis
LIVING ROOM (copy)Designed by Kaitlyn Aronis
Pattern Heavy designed by Shannon Stucke
Pattern HeavyDesigned by Shannon Stucke
Kitchen + Living Room Mood Board designed by Easton-ColumbusOH Parachute
Kitchen + Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Easton-ColumbusOH Parachute
Office Mood Board designed by Nicolette Gianoli
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Nicolette Gianoli
Living Room Mood Board designed by Kelly Bach
Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Kelly Bach
Living Room Mood Board designed by Samantha Evans
Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Samantha Evans

Design tips for decorating a gold style living room

Here’s how to achieve the gold aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a gold living room?

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if you ask us, the living room gives it a run for its money since it’s likely the most used room in your house. From entertaining guests to lounging around reading a book to watching way too much TV (no judgment here), your main living space has to be both comfortable and functional. Open-concept living spaces may also include an eating area or a full dining room for easy living.

Whether you're in the process of a living room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the living room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Sofa, Couch, or Sectional: A staple of any living room, the sofa or couch provides a comfortable seating option for relaxation and socializing. The sofa should be the functional focal point of the room. When creating the furniture plan for your living room, start with the sofa as the largest piece of furniture and plan the rest of the room around it. If you have a small living room, you may want to select a sofa with a shallower depth or a L-shaped sectional to maximize your seating space. If you have a large living room, you may want to consider multiple couches to take advantage of your space.
  • Armchairs: These individual accent chairs offer additional seating and can be placed strategically around the living room to create cozy conversation areas. In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture. This allows people to move freely using various routes within the living room. It's important to strike a balance between creating a cozy seating area and providing enough room for easy navigation.
  • Coffee Table: A central piece, the coffee table sits in front of the sofa and provides a surface for placing drinks, books, and other items. Pro tip: The recommended distance between a coffee table and the sofa in a living room is roughly 15-18”. This allows for enough space to move around comfortably and ensures that the coffee table is within easy reach from the seating area.
  • Side Tables and/or Ottomans: Placed next to sofas or armchairs, side tables offer a convenient surface for placing lamps, drinks, or other small items. Ottomans are even more versatile and can serve as a footrest, extra seating, or even a side table or coffee table when paired with a tray. Choose side tables or ottomans that are proportionate to the furniture they accompany. The height of the side table should be similar to or slightly lower than the armrest or seat height of the sofa or chair.
  • Console, Entertainment Center or TV Stand: This furniture piece typically houses the television and often includes additional storage for media devices, gaming consoles, or to display decorative items. Ensure that the size of the media console is proportionate to the size of the screen it will be supporting. Even if you don’t plan to include a TV in your living room (we support your decision for less screen time!), a freestanding console or built-in shelving unit is great for storage and organization. You can hide (or replace) your TV with a large piece of wall art.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a living room for extra warmth and coziness. If possible, all furniture pieces should “live” on the rug in your living room. If your rug doesn’t really allow for that, then at least the front legs should be atop the rug. This ensures the furniture doesn’t look like it’s floating in the room.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a living room, you’d want a flush surface mount light or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps placed around the room for mood lighting.
  • ** Decor Accessories**: Decor in a living room can transform a living area into a vibrant tapestry of textures, colors, and forms, creating a welcoming and personalized environment that reflects your style. The strategic placement of books, vases, and candles on coffee tables or shelves infuses the room with character and warmth. Throw pillows and blankets introduce texture and color helping to make the space feel cozier. Wall art helps to ground the space and showcase your personal taste and interests. Mirrors can amplify light, making the room feel more expansive.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the living room.

Get creative and have fun with your living room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Living Room.

How do you decorate with gold?

Gold is a symbol of luxury and warmth and can add a sense of opulence and refined glamor to any living room. You’ll find gold elements across all design styles. Gold typically takes center stage in art deco and glam spaces. Here’s how to tastefully incorporate this radiant hue into your decor, ensuring your interiors dazzle.

Gold comes in various shades, from soft, champagne golds to rich, deep bronzes. Lighter golds can add a subtle shimmer and enhance the lightness of a room, while darker golds lend a more pronounced sense of luxury and depth.

Gold makes a significant impact even in small doses. Use gold accents like picture frames, light fixtures, decorative objects, or hardware to inject a luxurious feel into the room without overwhelming. Brass is the most traditional gold metal to use in interior design. Lacquered brass will stay bright and shiny, while unlacquered brass will patina and dull over time, and brushed brass will maintain its matte appearance. A matte gold finish can offer sophistication and subtlety, while a polished, shiny gold reflects light and adds drama.

Gold pairs beautifully with a wide range of colors. For a classic and elegant look, combine gold with dark hues like navy or black. For a softer, more romantic vibe, pair gold with pastel shades like blush pink or soft lavender. To keep the design from feeling too ostentatious, balance gold elements with neutral tones like white, cream, or soft gray. Don't shy away from mixing gold with other metals. A combination of gold, silver, and bronze can create a rich, layered look that adds depth and interest to your decor.

Gold accents in wallpaper or patterned decor can add an element of luxury without the need for actual gold objects. Look for wallpapers with gold veins or patterns that incorporate gold tones.

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