Having a large window in your living room not only allows you to enjoy the outdoor view, but it also brings in natural light and creates a serene atmosphere in your home.

To help inspire you, we have created a list of nine different living room layout ideas that featuring a large window.

1. Framing In Your Window

If you have enough wall space below your window, you can use low-lying furniture, like in this layout, to frame your window without obstructing your view. A light color palette will reflect the natural light and give your living room a radiant glow.

2. A Small, Multi-Functional Space

If your living room is relatively small with a large window, it may seem challenging to design, especially if you want to create a multi-functional space.

3. Bringing Nature Indoors

If your windows or glass doors separate your living room from an outdoor space, bringing elements and colors from nature into your indoor design help pull the spaces together. I

4. Flowing Together

Designing a narrow living room with minimal wall space due to large windows may seem difficult, but it is possible to even create a multi-functional space with the right layout.

5. Dedicated Window Space

If your living room window boasts a spectacular view, you may want to highlight it. In this example, the conversation area is laid out in a sunken living area away from the window, designating an open pathway around the windows.

6. Choosing The Focal Point

If you want to let the natural light in but not necessarily highlight your window as a focal point, you can use design techniques to bring attention elsewhere.

7. Let The View Inspire You

Another way to highlight a breathtaking view from your window is to theme your living room around it, even if it's subtle.  In this layout example, blue accent pillows and furniture compliment the colors of the lakefront outside.

8. Keeping It Simple

Another creative way to bring out your outdoor view in your living room design is to keep the layout simple.  Limiting artwork and accent décor, like in this example, draws attention to the windows and the view.

9. Nooks And Crannies

In this layout, the furniture frames in the corner windows, creating a cozy conversation area even though the living space is large.