Large windows and doors that open into outdoor spaces allow for an open-air quality throughout the rooms in this beachfront home. The living room features soft, neutral furniture paired with medium grain wood accents, like the exposed beam ceiling. An open window provides direct access to the outdoor patio.
The colors, culture and furniture of India were brought into this traditional space to create an exotic haven. A vibrant purple floor pillow creates a casual sitting area in front of an ornate carved coffee table.
Just off of the grand main staircase sits a luxurious great room, complete with hand-hewn walnut flooring that continues over to the adjacent gourmet kitchen. The large stone fireplace extends from floor to ceiling, while two wicker sofas and matching ottomans boast neutral cushions. Blue throw pillows add a pop of color.
Exotic Open Plan Living Room With Kitchen and Dining Access
This airy living room features an open plan that allows for easy transition between the living, dining and kitchen areas. Exposed beam vaulted ceilings make the room appear larger, while a neutral color palette keeps the room light. Built-in flank the fireplace, while cherry hardwood floors add an exotic look to the space.
A bookshelf was placed in the remodeled closet behind a leather wingback chair, creating a cozy spot to read in this home office. Coastal bookends and accessories coordinate with the tropical theme of the rest of the room.
This 12-by-17-foot apartment does not leave much space for creating a separate bedroom, kitchen and living room, but the neutral color scheme and warm accessories provide an open feel with the intimacy of a small space. "My biggest challenge was creating a space that did not feel like a bedroom. I placed the bed next to the kitchen to allow maximum light and views out the windows," HGTV fan moderngeek73 says. Tip: Keep furniture and decor to a minimum if your space is extra small. Use small light fixtures and furnishings.
Sitting Room With Rattan Loveseat & Pineapple Wallpaper
Aqua pineapple print wallpaper ties in with the window panes and door in this tropical sitting area. A rattan loveseat with a pineapple print throw pillow and a bamboo roman shade finish off the tropical theme.
Lattice-inspired wallpaper and a large floral painting animate this boho-tropical dining room. Pink throw pillows add the perfect pop of color, while all-white furniture and mixed seating feels fresh and lively.
Tropical White Living Room Opens to Tranquil Lanai
With beautiful ocean views, the lanai attached to this home's living area is an inviting space for dining, reading or working. The soft sheers cut down on heat and glare when privacy or solar control is needed, but their transparency still provides a great ocean view.
Living Room: Resort-Style Contemporary in Estérel, Quebec, Canada
The resort-style home features a living room enclosed with floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal a show-stopping water view. A bright, colorful sectional and coordinating ottoman give the room a fun, tropical vibe.
Tropical Living Area with Plantation Shades and Many Plants
Here's a tropically inspired living area where plants bring the outside indoors and lighten and liven up the dark woods and neutral tones in the space. Multiple materials -- heavy stone, marble, wallpaper and wood -- team up to create a nuanced room. Plantation shades allow rooms to be separate or together.
Another casual dining spot includes a bar area that borders one wall and a ceiling fan to keep the breeze blowing when temperatures climb. Saltillo tile floors and the thatched roof maintain a sense of continuity throughout the rooms of the home.