Coffee tables can make a huge impact on the look and functionality of a living room. With their lack of sharp edges, round coffee tables or ottomans are great for living rooms used by children; however, they can result in wasted space when placed next to square or rectangular sofas and chairs. To outfit a seating area with plenty of useable tabletop surface (or multipurpose occasional seating), consider grouping two or three round coffee tables or ottomans together.
A 17-foot mohair sofa anchors this elegant, Art Deco-inspired formal living room. The length of the sofa allows for two separate conversational areas facing it, each grouped around its own mirrored coffee table.
A mix of white, beige and brown decor lends a calming tone to this transitional living room. The contemporary sofa, wingback chairs, chaise longue and ottomans are grouped together to create a welcoming conversation area.
The vast open space of this mid-century modern home is separated with strategically placed furniture groupings for a stylish, functional living room and dining area. The great room is anchored with design elements like a colorful rug and large patterned sofa pillows.
An open concept dining and living area is optimal for entertaining large groups of guests. A wall of windows illuminates the room with natural light, and contemporary furnishings lend chic style to the space.
This penthouse loft’s open floor plan flows from the living and kitchen area to the dining area and through the home office with a brown and cream color palette. Designer Tip: In an open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, float the living room seating in a conversational grouping away from walls and windows. No matter where you sit, each person has a nice view.
Using the dramatic staircase as a natural divider, Troy creates two distinct seating areas in the large living room. The open space is perfect for entertaining, while the smaller groupings of furniture allow for more intimate gatherings
The peaceful mood in this transitional living room is created with coastal-inspired blues and grays, lots of natural light and a simple, open feel. Area rugs help mark out different conversational groupings in the large floor plan.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allows tons of natural light to stream into this contemporary living room. A large beveled mirror bounces the light around the room, helping the space look large and open. A small seating group surrounds a mirrored ottoman for intimate conversations.
Blush pink and blue complement this living room's neutral tones and add subtle touches of color without overwhelming the room's serene mood. Painting over sofa by Joanne Fox via SLATE; custom coffee table design by LMBI, fabrication by Turtle and Hare. Rug by Scott Group Studio.
Shiplap walls and wooden bookshelves give the living room a touch of farmhouse style. To achieve this look, The Red Egg Design Group floated the wall forward, then covered it with shiplap and lined the back of the shelves with grasscloth.
Even if you are hosting a big group for a living room buffet dinner, don't forget that ambiance is key. A table lamp adds needed light, but also warmth to the room and can be moved from another location in your home.
An outdoor seating area grouped by the fireplace is the perfect place to gather at the end of a long day. The addition of the ceiling fan and art above the fireplace make this white porch feel like an outdoor living room.
Capturing the perfect view of the lake, this family room was designed to optimize the indoor/outdoor living that Florida is famous for. The furnishings and cabinetry stay light and airy to help optimize the openness of the space, while the area rug grounds the seating group.
Let color set the stage for your living room or entertaining area. Blues, silvers, whites and grays give this space a calm and relaxing vibe that's perfect for alone time or group entertainment. The pocket door helps to open the space, while modern details make it more trendy.
Light gray walls and a light hardwood floor keep this living space design feeling open and airy. Wood furniture pieces and a brown sofa add warm elements in the cool tone room. A glass dining table is surrounded with white leather chairs. A group of pendant lights forms a light fixture above the dining space.
Just through the archway this intimate dining arrangement is perfect for gathering with small groups of friends. The clean aesthetic of the living room continues in more neutral tones. Warm woods are paired with creamy white walls, a classic combination punctuated by the patterned blue of the cotton area rug.