A sunny corner is the perfect spot for a cozy reading nook. Naked windows allow ample light in during the day, and personal reading lights take over at night, making this the perfect spot for hours of relaxation.
Adding style underfoot is layered area rugs, a combination of natural fiber jute and cowhide. Built-in bookshelves provide storage, while exposed wood beams bring a rustic vibe to the space. A pair of gray chairs makes for an intimate seating area.
Placing velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really made the piece pop and instantly catches the eye. Mixing wood tones and textures in a subtle way helped to add variety a bring a fancy yet casual atmosphere.
An all-white breakfast nook, accented with shades of blue, is an inviting place to dine with friends and family. An L-shaped, built-in banquette and four cushioned, metal chairs offer casual and comfortable seating.
An enlarged photo of pool water makes up this diptych, serving as a unique piece of framed art which fits the contemporary coastal theme of this dining room. The espresso-stained wood buffet table creates a nice contrast with the bright white walls and complements the various hues of blue.
White Coastal Open Living Room With Gray Striped Rug
The gray-and-white-striped rug and beige-and-white-striped couch complement each other, making a subtle, playful statement. Bold pink cushions and green throw pillows bring a whimsical vibrancy to the space.
Breakfast Nook: Cape Cod Estate on Buzzards Bay in Dartmouth, Mass.
Blue and white give this breakfast nook a big personality. Nautical touches—lobster pillows and sailboat decor—fit right in with the waterfront surroundings. A glass-top table and upholstered banquette strike a polished note in the casual dining space.
Crown molding and a large fireplace instantly make this Victorian sitting room seem grand and elegant. An ornate area rug and plush champagne-colored sofas help balance the space, while a striped ottoman completes the lavish look.
Cathedral-high ceilings and a wall full of windows instantly set an airy, bright tone in this contemporary living room. The furnishings are kept minimal, and the strict black and white color scheme helps contribute to the unfussy feel.
Matching neutral sofas flank the contemporary fireplace and oversized abstract art. On the opposite wall is an open bookshelf artfully decorated with books, vases and collected accessories. Teal pillows add a burst of color to the neutral space, which opens up to a chic terrace.
Down the hall, teal wallpaper brings fun, '50s-style flair (and hair!) to the home office. An orange pop art piece accentuates the look, while an industrial cabinet displays the owner's favorite items.
Navy Blue Sofa in Open Floor Plan Modern Living Room With Exposed Ceiling Beams and Blue Accents
Natural light and white walls and ceiling create a gorgeously bright environment in this stylish living room. Exposed beams add depth to the sleek modern look of the navy blue sofa, thin white coffee table and clear plastic blue chairs. Gray floor tile keeps the light feel and creates a cohesive look between all of the rooms connected in this open floor plan.
This long, narrow room in an urban apartment required a carefully thought-out design to create separate yet coordinating spaces for the kitchen, dining area and living area. The main living space is situated perpendicular to the wall to help counteract the narrowness of the room. A black, white and gray color scheme unites the separate spaces.