Spacious Great Room With Inviting Furniture Layout
If your living room lacks the square footage to accommodate end tables, consider forgoing them in favor of a table positioned behind the sofa. Here, the empty space on each side of the sofa allows for proper flow to and from the nearby kitchen; however, the sofa table still allows enough tabletop surface to display decorative objects and table lamps.
Colorful Living Room With Bird Wall Art and Bookcase
Wild and colorful, this living room combines modern and traditional style with a color palette of purple, lime green and orange. An updated fireplace, bird wall art and two bookcases are featured in the space.
Striped walls lend drama to this dining room featuring a glass-topped table and mirrored sideboard. A large framed mirror on the wall reflects long white drapes on the opposite wall and an ornate chandelier completes the look.
"The mirrored doors above the fireplace add depth and interest on their own; the fact that they conceal the TV is a bonus," says designer Vern Yip. "The severe lines of the shutters are softened by simple drapery panels that also help frame the large sectional.
In addition to functionality, it's important to consider visual balance when designing a living room. As you arrange furniture, take a step back and look at the room from several vantage points, especially from nearby staircases and landings. What may appear properly balanced from below may look cluttered from above.
Purple and White Transitional Study With Bookshelf Walls
A deep purple rug contrasts beautifully with the full wall white bookshelves, modern white desk, and white chairs with patterned cushions. A striped window seat cushion, matching patterned throw pillows, and pull down curtain add more purple accent.
Shades of brown are an excellent way to accent feminine details in a living room’s design. In this living space designed by Mariah O’Brien, the seating area has soft and organic details, like purple florals, that are grounded by warm tones of light brown and chocolate.
This gray home office features an eclectic vibe, pairing modern white furniture with a midcentury modern purple loveseat and traditional Oriental rug. White lamps sit atop a white storage cabinet, while a purple flower hangs above on the wall. A brown leather oversized armchair is positioned at the white desk.