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.
A long gray sectional is paired with a low glass coffee table and hardwood floors for this contemporary living room. Exposed beams bring a touch of rustic to the space, while white walls keep the room light and airy.
This light and bright apartment features a second floor landing with a brown cowhide chaise lounge and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that create the perfect reading nook. A tufted blue sofa is positioned next to a mirrored glass coffee table in a nearby sitting area, while large windows showcase sprawling New York City views.
Although the tight living room of Briana and Buzz's Brooklyn loft only has 10-by-12-feet of useable space, it seems open, airy and spacious thanks to a great space plan and a plethora of space saving solutions — some simply practical, others decorative.
A gray and white chevron accent wall paired with an elegant crystal chandelier creates this chic contemporary guest room. A dark blue velvet headboard adds an extra touch of sophistication to this hip, urban space.
Light and Bright Loft Living Room With a City View
This loft living room blends an industrial exposed ceiling with modern touches, like the gray L-shaped sofa and a metal sculpture that nearly touches the ceiling. A square brown leather chair offers the perfect view through the room's large windows, allowing a peek at the balcony area and city skyline.
Above Lily's crib hangs her name made from basic white letters dressed up with ballet slipper pink ribbon. This is an excellent way to personalize a nursery with affordable, easy-to-find materials. A similar look can be achieved with metallic house letters or numbers found at leading home improvement stores.
Minimalism is key in this white dining space. A simple rug gives the dining area a sense of separation in the open-plan urban home. Contemporary art adds a few colorful top notes to warm the space and infuse it with life.
This home office features exposed brick and cement walls, a dead giveaway of its urban setting. Black metal floating shelves provide storage above a wall-to-wall desk and modern desk chair. A cherry red countertop adds a pop color to the spacious work station.