Organic Living Room Ideas

Organic living room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a organic 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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St. Patrick's Thingology designed by Amanda Zimberg
St. Patrick's ThingologyDesigned by Amanda Zimberg
Calyer Ceramics designed by Hilah Stahl
Calyer CeramicsDesigned by Hilah Stahl
Primary Bedroom art designed by Becca Hill
Primary Bedroom artDesigned by Becca Hill
Johnson Kitchen mock 1 designed by Hailey Paige
Johnson Kitchen mock 1Designed by Hailey Paige
Hallway Mood Board designed by Jenn Tompkins
Hallway Mood BoardDesigned by Jenn Tompkins
Other Mood Board designed by Jenn Tompkins
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Jenn Tompkins
Living + Dining Room Mood Board designed by Dogwood Home Design
Living + Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Dogwood Home Design
Untitled designed by Rosalie Barnett
UntitledDesigned by Rosalie Barnett
Untitled designed by Rosalie Barnett
UntitledDesigned by Rosalie Barnett
Untitled designed by Rosalie Barnett
UntitledDesigned by Rosalie Barnett
Outdoor designed by Danielle Hughes
OutdoorDesigned by Danielle Hughes
Artsy Always designed by Ella Rausch
Artsy AlwaysDesigned by Ella Rausch
Coffee Table Mood Board designed by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Coffee Table Mood BoardDesigned by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Coffee Table Mood Board designed by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Coffee Table Mood BoardDesigned by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Untitled designed by Katey Houston
UntitledDesigned by Katey Houston
Living Room Mood Board designed by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Change Everything Furniture & Home Décor
Untitled designed by Sanem D'Angelo
UntitledDesigned by Sanem D'Angelo
Serene Green Vibe Board designed by Carolibeth Espinal
Serene Green Vibe BoardDesigned by Carolibeth Espinal
Green Vibes designed by Amber Wilcox
Green VibesDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Amanda Stewart 1 designed by Jenna Quinones
Amanda Stewart 1Designed by Jenna Quinones
Untitled designed by Meghan McLaren
UntitledDesigned by Meghan McLaren
Kalele Kai / Entry Art designed by aimee imai
Kalele Kai / Entry ArtDesigned by aimee imai
Untitled designed by Bnb Worx
UntitledDesigned by Bnb Worx

Design tips for decorating a organic style living room

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a organic 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 organic 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.
  • Organic 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 organic 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 organic living room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Living Room.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a organic living room design?

The organic interior design style is an ode to the natural world, emphasizing harmony, sustainability, and a connection to nature through interior spaces. It champions the use of natural shapes, drawing inspiration from the organic forms and irregular contours found in the environment. This design philosophy extends to furniture and decor, which often feature flowing lines and natural motifs, bringing a sense of the outdoors inside. Adopting an organic design approach creates interiors that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also foster a sense of wellbeing and environmental consciousness, offering a tranquil sanctuary that aligns closely with the rhythms of nature.

To achieve an organic living room, start with a soft, muted color palette featuring neutrals and earth tones that echo the serenity of natural landscapes. Then start layering in textures and materials. Materials like wood, stone, and natural fibers like cotton and linen are common organic style choices because of their eco-friendly and non-toxic properties. Indoor plants are a staple in organic interiors, enhancing the space with vibrant greenery and a living element that bolsters the indoor-outdoor connection. Maximize natural light to illuminate the space and highlight the natural beauty of the materials and colors used.

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