With the large, open plan of this room, designers wanted to make sure it felt like a home instead of an art gallery, so they added a berber rug to soften the space and tie together the furniture and the art.
To give this Midcentury Modern living room personality and depth, designers added funky pattern, unique accents and cool textures to the space. A leopard print chair and blue patterned couch soften the space, making it feel intimate, while the modern furnishings, such as the end table and lamp, continue the modern design. Along the back wall, stone has been carried halfway up the wall. This stone conceals the television and also serves as a display for some of the modern art in the space, while the large giraffe statue draws the eye to this part of the space.
Designers wanted this spacious, Midcentury Modern living room to fell intimate despite its large floor plan, so they carefully chose textures and fabrics that would add personality, but wouldn't overwhelm the beautiful exterior views showcased by the expansive windows. Walls are painted white to reflect the views of the outdoors, while the color is added through a few pieces of modern art and colorful, patterned throw pillows on the modern sofas.
Large windows allow plenty of natural light into this Midcentury Modern living room. The light is reflected off the white walls and gray rug, making the space feel bright, warm and inviting. Designers then chose patterns and textures to add to the space, such as the teal and leopard print throw pillows and modern art pieces, that would make the space feel intimate without diminishing the outdoor views.
In this living room, patterns and textures work together to create an intimate vibe in this large, open space. Patterns like the cheetah print featured on this chair are prominent throughout the space and play off the modern art, bringing a cohesive design to the space.
For the final challenge of HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once design-less living room a makeover. Her placing of the sectional in the center of the room — rather than against the far wall — puts loungers close enough to watch TV or feel the fire's heat.
Ahhh... what a great place to relax! This living space features a lovely brick fireplace, the central focus of the room. Green window treatments and plants and flowers in the room echo the outdoors, creating a natural feel. Put your feet up on the upholstered ottoman while watching TV or just chat and admire the art pieces in the room.
The homeowners needed plenty of storage in their new addition, so designers took the opportunity to put storage wherever possible. The created an arched TV niche for a visual anchor point to the space, but it also has a storage closet behind it. On either side of the TV niche, nook areas took double duty-the right nook serves as an eating nook and game table, while the left nook is a craft table and a wet bar.
The TV is mounted above a black cabinet for an entertainment center effect. A red sofa adds a bold pop of color to liven up the black and white color scheme. A pair of chairs provide additional seating. Striped curtains, a mixture of throw pillows and an animal hide rug put the finishing touches in the design.
Colors, textures and patterns work together to create a living room that feels put together and complete. Punches of turquoise and orange -- and the horizontally-striped window treatments -- are eye-catching in the otherwise neutral space. Matching wood coffee tables and a woven rug ensure the room feels earthy and comfortable -- perfect for gathering, watching TV or just enjoying a sparkling fire.