This beautiful, traditional chair fits perfectly between two large windows with floor-length white curtains. A sunburst mirror brings a contemporary touch to the soft room completed with lavender walls.
Furnishing a living room with a nearby staircase can present a traffic flow obstacle. Similar to hallways, it's best to think of staircases as high-traffic areas requiring at least 36 inches of clearance. Rather than outfitting the walls around a staircase with heavy furniture, try using them to showcase art or accent pieces, such as sculptural chairs or occasional seating in the form of ottomans or lightweight benches.
Adding French doors to a living room creates indoor-outdoor functionality and supplies the space with natural light. Before adding French doors to your living room, consider which direction they'll need to swing. If seating will be placed within 36 inches of the doors, it's best to choose an outward-swinging style for optimum traffic flow. If the space just inside the doors will be unobstructed, an inward-swinging option will work well. Most home improvement stores offer inward- and outward-swinging doors for the same price.
When choosing a sofa table for your living room, it's important to get the height and length right to keep the space from looking disproportionate. Opt for a table that's at least two-thirds the length of sofa and with a height between 32 and 36 inches. This offers enough surface to accommodate a pair of table lamps, plus the proper height to keep the top of the table level with the back of the sofa.
Edgy meets streamline chic in this loft living room with lavender sofas and animal print area rug. Metallic coffee tables and contemporary lamps in shades of gray create a cohesive look with the exposed ductwork. And that TV wall.
Summer-flowering larkspurs are lovely in dried arrangements. Cut the stems just before the blooms are completely open and strip away the leaves. Then tie the stems together and hang them upside down from a coat hanger, hook or clothesline to air-dry for a few weeks. Keep them out of the sun and make sure they have good air circulation. If there’s a lot of moisture in the room, you may need to use a dehumidifier to help prevent mold and mildew. Shown here: 'Guardian Lavender' (Delphinum elatum).
Crisp white walls allow for colorful accessories to stand out in this sitting room. The slanted ceiling with a skylight drenches the space with natural light. A lavender area rug and pair of lamps complement the colorful throw pillows perfectly.
Gray walls and a gray sofa create a soothing backdrop in this chic family room. Fun patterns in the pillow, window shade and rug add movement and interest, while lavender accents add understated color.
This traditional dining room features lavender painted walls, woodwork, and upholstered dining chairs, traditional dining table and gray painted sideboard, a crystal candelabra chandelier, and gold accents throughout.
Ruffled bedding in a muted lavender hue adorns the ornate wrought iron bed in this enchanting girl's bedroom. A frilled light fixture complements the bedding, and crisp white walls lend a bright, fresh feeling to the room.
This chic yet comfortable living room features soft gray walls paired with a neutral sofa and armchair. Bright red throw pillows and a decorative lantern add a pop of vibrant color, while navy blue velvet armchairs provide a cozy place for relaxing. Lavender Roman shades cover the windows.
Bright and colorful, this Pacific Heights Nursery features a coral, lavender and white color palette. A plush lavender chair with coral trim complements the white and coral ottoman, while the crib bedding coordinates with the graphic curtains. The room is completed with patterned coral wallpaper.
This trendy gray living room features a taupe sofa and armchair paired with navy blue velvet armchairs. Lavender Roman shades cover the windows while a neutral shag rug is paired with a contemporary coffee table at the center of the room. Bright red throw pillows add a pop of vibrant color.