Two ornately decorated coffee tables are the centerpiece of this contemporary Victorian sitting room. Neutral colors offset the highly decorative room, filled with bouquets of flowers and carved candle holders, to offer a more contemporary take on Victorian design.
A large dark wooden entertainment center matches the dark hardwood floor and contrasts the neutral walls in this transitional living room. A contemporary glass coffee table sitting on a shag rug and matching end table add angle to the room. A contemporary mounted candle holder and a mirror above the fireplace decorate the room.
A glossy white coffee table trimmed in gold is a statement-making piece to center the comfortable seating area. Tucked in a nook with a mirrored backsplash is the chic bar area, complete with open shelves for the glasses and cabinets to store away all the essentials.
Sleek furniture in shades of gray create a calming, contemporary base for this modern living room. Built-in bookshelves house favorite accessories and art pieces, while floral-printed Roman shades bring pattern to the space. A Lucite coffee table takes center stage to keep the entire space airy and bright.
This spacious living room features soft neutral hues and an exposed beam wood paneled ceiling. Built-in cabinets on either side of the stone fireplace provide space for storing books and displaying decorative pieces, while the black glossy coffee table adds a contemporary touch.
This large open, living room is inviting and decorative while remaining spacious. The mirrored furniture design features midcentury modern chairs and light gray sofas surrounding a gold coffee table adding a shine to the center of the room. An open wall connects the indoor room to the outdoors stretching the room even farther.
Just steps from the open kitchen and dining area, this spacious family room features a large sectional sofa, leather coffee table, taupe walls and three framed pieces of art mounted on the wall. Decorative brown, blue and striped pillows accent the sofa.
Designer Michael Habachy used a crystal lens by Ralph Lauren to magnify his favorite photo in a coffee table book as decoration in a condo in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. You can do the same, by purchasing a glass or plexiglass lens or paperweight to enhance an object.
A white coffered ceiling looks down over this stylish, neutral living room design. A beige sofa features wood armrest panels and charcoal gray throw pillows. A pair of beige upholstered chairs turn into the low, wooden coffee table opposite a pair of chairs with black lather cushioning. Rock sculptures add a unique decoration and nice texture to the room.
This spacious white living room earns pops of understated color from a neutral sofa, gray patterned area rug and gray tufted armchairs with dark gray throw pillows. A contemporary round glass coffee table sits at the center of the room, while a thin brown shelf sits against a wall, providing a spot for decorative items.
One of the ways interior designers add sophistication and timelessness to rooms is by accessorizing with books. Since coffee table books can be pricey, an excellent way to use books as decoration without breaking the bank is to pair high-end books with vintage books found at flea markets, like is done on this table. To maximize an old book’s charm, remove its book jacket to expose the canvas, cloth or paper surface.
This neutral living room boasts an eclectic vibe, blending traditional furniture with modern touches, like a lively floral area rug and faux fur pouf ottomans. A metallic coffee table is positioned at the center of the light gray sofa and brown leather armchair, while several framed pieces of art create a fun accent wall.
White bookshelves with color coordinating book organization beautifully decorate the brown wall in this living room. A white mantel works with the white shelving for a cohesive look to the whole wall. A maze-like rug adds an interesting pattern under the furniture. A tufted yellow coffee table pops against the natural tones, highlighting the center of the room.
This large gray sectional fits perfectly on the neutral rug covering the dark hardwood floor in this contemporary living room. Green throw pillows and a textured green floor pillow add a pop of contrast. A unique circular coffee table adds a splash of blue while contemporary wall art compliments the added colors. A large potted cactus is a great decoration for this comfortable room.
The living room ceiling stretches through two stories of this loft giving it a spacious feel despite being closely connected to the kitchen. Long, sheer curtains cover the tall, full-wall windows allowing some natural light to stream through. Traditional sitting furniture is surrounded with contemporary details and decoration. Asian style stools line one side of the glass coffee table for a mix of seating options.
Layer conversation pieces onto a coffee table tray to keep your design interesting and functional. “The triangle tray is a solid brass catch all. The books were chosen to bring a bit of saturated color into the center of the room while anchoring the bright pink with a more grounded, subdued toned book beneath it,” says designer Caitlin Murray.