The window seat in the family room is a cozy nook of the room with a warm wood wall surround, colorful pillows and plush cushions. It's a great space for the family to gather around on a rainy day and play board games.
A brass and glass Lindsey Adelman chandelier is the crowning achievement in this stunning dining room that also includes a striped fabric wall covering, green mohair chairs and a gorgeous custom dining table by FLO Design Studio. The walnut wood slat ceiling was engineered to hide every nail used.
Blue Rug and Vintage Details Make Living Space Classic and Unique
To put the finishing touches on this living room, Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines added contemporary details to make the space pop. A blue arabesque rug adorns the floor, bringing a cool splash of color to the design, while a vintage, glass coffee table, candlesticks and vase with live flowers give the room the classic details that make the home unique.
Spend an afternoon in a furniture store or browsing online and you’ll quickly realize that sofas come at all prices, from a few hundred to many thousand dollars. The good news is that you can get a great sofa at every level. “Quality is not necessarily indicated by price, contrary to what people may believe,” says Cindy W. Hodnett, Upholstery and Style Editor for Furniture Today. “You can find an affordable, high-quality sofa—and the exact opposite is true as well.” Part of what determines the sofa’s price is the type—a sleeper sofa, or one with “motion” capability or leather upholstery could cost more—but you should also consider how you’ll use the sofa when deciding how much to spend. “A sofa you plan to make the centerpiece of your living room in your dream-house might be worth more of an investment,” says Max Bar-Nahum, director of custom upholstery at Dr. Sofa, a furniture services provider that offers disassembly (and reassembly), upholstery, repair, and custom design and build. “On the other hand, if you know your tastes change often, you’ll be moving in a couple of years, or if it’s the sofa you’ll put in your playroom for your kids to hang out on, you might not want to spend too much over your budget.”
This beautifully landscaped courtyard includes an arched arbor and stone pathway that leads to a covered patio and outdoor dining area surrounded by container plants and tall topiaries. Traditional chandeliers are covered in leafy vines to continue the garden look.
Here's a trick made popular by New York City designers: if you don't have lots of wall space in your living room
but have a large collection of art, consider hanging pieces directly in front of windows that don't offer great views.
Looking for the perfect piece of abstract art to hang above your sofa, but can't find exactly what you want?
Create the art yourself with a bold-colored acrylic paint and a six-foot-by-four-foot canvas.
Rustic Neutral Living Room with Brown Exposed Beams
The wood beams are left intact but the textured ceiling has been removed to reveal the original tongue-and-groove wood ceiling. The original hardwood floors have been restored, and new sconces, a classic model ceiling fan, vintage area rug and comfortable furnishings help create a warm and welcoming living space.