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Are you designing a purple 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 Presleigh K
Zander Schlacter Design ChallengeDesigned by Presleigh K
Revival Design Challenge: Mondrian Dreams designed by Erin Murrock
Revival Design Challenge: Mondrian DreamsDesigned by Erin Murrock
70's Disco Bar designed by Ananya Ashok
70's Disco BarDesigned by Ananya Ashok
Living Room designed by Alexis Bourn-Lipsett
Living RoomDesigned by Alexis Bourn-Lipsett
art deco design designed by Stacy DeMeester
art deco designDesigned by Stacy DeMeester
February Viz Board designed by Ryann Hoffman
February Viz BoardDesigned by Ryann Hoffman
Living Room Idea 3 designed by Didem Gurevin
Living Room Idea 3Designed by Didem Gurevin
Spacey designed by Yaeli Middleton
SpaceyDesigned by Yaeli Middleton
Leopard Rug 2 designed by Nadia Abelson
Leopard Rug 2Designed by Nadia Abelson
FLAMINGO 69 designed by BRI NIC
FLAMINGO 69Designed by BRI NIC
Willow designed by Doctor Designs
WillowDesigned by Doctor Designs
Eighties Room - Purple designed by Xakota Espinoza
Eighties Room - PurpleDesigned by Xakota Espinoza
Willow challenge designed by Nichole Monte
Willow challengeDesigned by Nichole Monte
Untitled designed by Rachel Vincent
UntitledDesigned by Rachel Vincent
Dance Party designed by April Gargano
Dance PartyDesigned by April Gargano
July Challenge designed by Kate White
July ChallengeDesigned by Kate White
Contemporary Maximilist (copy 3) designed by Olivia Vidato
Contemporary Maximilist (copy 3)Designed by Olivia Vidato
Untitled designed by Liliane Haas
UntitledDesigned by Liliane Haas
Dreamy Living - 210 Layout designed by Lindsay Jones
Dreamy Living - 210 LayoutDesigned by Lindsay Jones
300$ version designed by Lucy Johansen
300$ versionDesigned by Lucy Johansen
Untitled designed by Billie Minear
UntitledDesigned by Billie Minear
Living Room Mood Board 1 designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Living Room Mood Board 1Designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
LR 3 designed by Hillary Giampietro
LR 3Designed by Hillary Giampietro
Backdrop Design Challenge designed by Camille Nichelini
Backdrop Design ChallengeDesigned by Camille Nichelini

Design tips for decorating a purple style living room

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a purple 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 purple?

Decorating with purple can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to a living room. Purple is historically known as a regal color (since purple dye was the most expensive color dye to make way back when). Today, it is still commonly associated with luxury and also creativity.

Purple can adapt to various spaces depending on its shade. Soft lavenders and lilacs bring a fresh, airy feel to living spaces and bathrooms or can instill a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms or quiet corners meant for relaxation. Darker shades of purple, like plum or aubergine, can make dining areas or libraries feel more intimate and luxurious.

The perception of purple can change significantly under different lighting conditions. Natural light tends to bring out the vibrancy in purple, especially lighter shades, making them appear more luminous. In artificial lighting, the richness of darker purples can be enhanced, adding a cozy, enveloping feel to a room.

To allow purple to shine without overwhelming, pair it with neutral tones. Grays, beiges, and soft whites complement purple beautifully, providing a muted backdrop for purple to pop. For a vibrant and eye-catching palette, pair purple with its complementary color, yellow, creating a dynamic contrast. For a more dramatic effect, consider deep charcoals or ruby reds to heighten the intensity and richness of darker purples. Analogous colors like blues and reds create a more harmonious and cohesive look.

Use patterns and textures to introduce purple in a more nuanced way. Floral patterns, geometric prints, or textured fabrics like velvet or silk in purple can lend a tactile and visual richness to your living room, making it more engaging and layered.

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