Library lights spotlight object art and beloved books in the family room while a marble fireplace offers the perfect excuse to sit and relax. Cool blue tones flow from the piece above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.
Transitional Open Plan Living Room With Sectional and Blue Accents
This light and bright living room features a pair of brown wicker armchairs and neutral sectional with blue throw pillows. A glass coffee table sits atop a blue area rug, while the room's open floor plan allows for easy transition to the nearby dining room.
Thoughtful Layout Turns Living Room Into Multipurpose Space
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.
Comfy Striped French Chairs in Multipurpose Family Room
If your multipurpose room doesn't allow for a sectional sofa, try pairing a three-seater with a pair of comfy armchairs. To keep the overall look from becoming disjointed, look for armchairs that are no more than three inches taller or shorter than the back of the sofa. Keeping one consistent height among the seating elements adds balance.
Bright Colors Enliven Living Room in California Home
Originally intended as a chic bachelorette pad for a high-powered woman in the California tech industry, this Marin residence evolved into a new family home when the homeowner met her future husband during the design process. Designer Annie Lowengart married the couple’s individual styles to create a fresh, youthful residence enlivened by bold color.
Transitional Family Room With Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass windows and classic wainscoting set a traditional backdrop for this comfortable family room. Contemporary furnishings enliven the space with fresh style, and a blue sofa provides the main source of color.
Sophisticated Living Room Features Chartreuse Wingback Chair
This updated, sophisticated living space features touches of chartreuse found in the wingback chair and throw pillows. The buffet rests against one wall with a large mirror that reflects the rest of the room and visually expands the space.
Sophisticated Transitional Sitting Room With Taupe Walls, Leather Upholstered Coffee Table and Glossy Throw Pillows
Throw pillows with a glossy finish give a reflective quality to the neutral sofa. A gray leather upholstered coffee table displays stacked breakfast trays and vases for simple and sophisticated decor. Asian wall art adds a touch of green against the neutral tones in the design.