This stylish loft is located in a historical downtown area and features a contemporary, open living space with urban-style brick walls. Unique furniture placement makes the room feel comfortable and inviting.
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.
Mixing up the ceiling levels give this apartment a loft-like, airy feel. Huge windows let in tons of light and a streamlined metal-and-wood staircase with lots of open space doesn't block sightlines across the room.
Contemporary Living Room With Large Picture Windows
Large floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the city skyline and allow tons of natural light to flood into the room. Situated around a round tripod coffee table, tufted green chairs add a pop of color to this neutral space.
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.
Just as any dapper man dresses in layers, so does the dapper living room! Designer Scot Meecham Wood enhanced menswear patterns like pinstripes (pillows) and plaid (curtains) with rich materials like chrome, leather, and burl wood.
Open shelving adds an industrial touch while pulling all the homeowner's curated pieces together for a comfortable, lived-in feel. Exposed duct work and cable lighting accentuate the urban setting, while midcentury details polish off the design.
Gallery walls will always be timeless and classic, but interior designers continue to find new ways to decorate spaces above living room sofas. From flags and rugs to oversized art, many options are low cost and involve very little effort.
This New York City living room works a neutral palette, as seen in the area rug and geometric print armchairs. A floor lamp overhangs the slate gray coffee table, while a brown suede sofa is accented by a multicolored striped wall.