Dream Spaces: 10 Living Rooms With Jaw-dropping Views
Be inspired by these prime-positioned rooms and imagine sitting in one to drink in the spectacular vistas beyond
This is the perfect spot for lying back with a page-turning book and letting the world go by.
With glorious emerald-green views framed by glazing on two sides and a comfortable chaise longue for reclining, this would be a dream spot for whiling away a lazy summer day at home.
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Concertina glass doors are one of the neatest architectural tricks for harnessing a great view. And this enviable coastal spot comes to life when the glass wall is drawn back and the white stone terrace links with the indoor seating area.
And I adore the punchy indigo sofa that brings out the azure blue tones of the sea and the sky…
Urban vistas offer just as much excitement, colour and appeal as the seaside or country. And especially with views as vertiginous as those from this newly-designed south London apartment, high up in a 43-storey building, with a clever sheer, slanted glass roof that maxes out on the city landscape.
This is indoor/outdoor living at its very best.
The seamless transition from lounge to patio extends the simply furnished space so that it becomes one big window on the world. The owners have picked out a muted, earthy palette of sand, stone and pebble so that the eye is drawn out towards the sea thanks to those long, linear, decking planks.
Sigh-worthiness, serenity and simplicity all in one…
There’s nothing like watching the changing glow of a beautiful sunset to put you in a chilled-out mood.
Although this room has fairly low ceilings, the cool, neutral backdrop with coffee tones on the textiles and carpets really enhance the cocoon-like ambience. These shades also work beautifully with the warm, sunset tones.
If the only views in your house are in the upstairs bedrooms, why not simply switch up your living arrangements? Downstairs bedrooms in this upside-down home should feel cooler in the summer, while the lovely living space benefits from being flooded with natural light and sunshine.
Even better, when you’re this high up there’s no need for any view-blocking curtains or window treatments.
If your view is saturated with a kaleidoscope of rolling green hills, blue water and clear skies, you can’t go wrong with a pure white palette inside. As you can see in this view-enhancing space, a ‘non-colour’ colour scheme offers a striking contrast to the bold hues and natural patterns outdoors, but the cool white backdrop enhances the serene, summery vibe inside too.
No fuss, no frills, just clean white walls, low-slung snowy furniture and an off-white rug for a touch more texture.
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There would be no need to step outside the front door when a wraparound view like this one makes you feel as though you’re sitting on the sand. It’s within touching distance of the beach, but offers all the comfort of mess-free, all-weather seating indoors.
Wall-to-wall glass boosts the illusion of being outside, while pale oak planks echo the golden sandy tones – and stripy furniture lends a subtle coastal nod.
There is something gritty and invigorating about the all-embracing aspect on show from this East London warehouse building.
The full-height, full-width glazed elevation has been sensitively designed using a Crittall-style steel window screen that skilfully complements the surrounding architecture. An urban-style interior with an eclectic mix of furniture powers up the personality of the space (and would work even without the great views) and matches the character of the building.
You can’t beat the soothing tranquillity of this living room – and it’s all thanks to the spectacular woodland vista that can be absorbed from every angle while seated inside.
The timber-clad interior, with its simple, pared-back seating echoes the natural setting of the woods with a beautiful synergy that requires no colour or fancy décor whatsoever.
Do you have a living room with a spectacular view – or simply hanker for one? Please share your images or thoughts in the Comments below.