Color galore! The blues of the sky and greens of grass and plants make this eclectic living room come alive. Vibrant royal-and-white modern art mirrors the boldly printed rug. The comfy sofa is chock-full of multi-color, patterned pillows that can change with the seasons or on a whim. Personal effects -- scattered throughout the space -- provide a window into the owners' lives, and a large coffee table provides an ample area for knick-knacks and plants alike.
Tall white walls set a bright background for the open floor plan of this transitional home. Deep wood cabinetry and a large island create the perimeter of the kitchen space. A long wood table is surrounded by a mix of traditional wood chairs to form a dining space. A large gray sofa delineates a separate area for a living room.
The open design of this contemporary style living room showcases a tall, stacked-stone free-standing fireplace. Beautiful hardwood flooring is accented by wooden beams throughout the space. A light neutral sofa is balanced with a pair of brown leather armchairs. A square coffee table with glass top fills some floor space white black shelving adds a dark contrast and decorative display.
This huge, high ceiling living room is brightened by loads of natural light from large windows on one wall. Behind the large, tan leather sectional, an accent wall features a textured, neutral look. A gold pendant light is an updated and stylish take on a disco ball, catching the eye and giving off a warm glow. A monogrammed coffee table and modern wall art finish the look.
When buying furniture for a dorm room or other small living space, choose pieces that are multifunctional. A futon is the perfect example; by day it can be used as a sofa, but by night it can instantly turn into a full bed. Here, white tables on casters are used as an entertainment center and a mobile coffee table and the cubed bookcase not only stores books and kitchen essentials, but serves as a room divider, too. Photo courtesy of IKEA
This bold living room design is anchored in jewel tones with several more neutral pieces that complement the design. The space is a jack-of-all-trades entertaining space, with a sofa and leather armchairs agains the back wall, a wine bar off to the side and a dining table and chairs in the front of the space, giving the homeowners the perfect place to host a gathering.
French doors and a wall of windows let in lots of natural light into this transitional, inviting living room. Round chairs and a modern leather sofa provide plenty of seating with pops of color in the orange throw pillows and side tables.
The open concept floor plan is unified with a bright white color scheme. The living room features an upholstered navy chair and white and gray striped accent pillow to add color to the white palette. An interesting wood coffee table looks as if it could be the prize of an ocean adventure, which blends with the other furniture to create a beach-inspired design.
Collected finds adorn glass and metal tables in this sophisticated living room with Hollywood Regency flair. Damask wallpaper and a traditional picture rail are juxtaposed with a contemporary rug and graphic black-and-white photography for an eclectic, layered look.
The original plan was to do a deck off the kitchen, but at the last minute, James got the idea to make it a screened porch. No bugs here! With a striped outdoor sofa from CB2, a wood-slice coffee table from World Market and a sunny round rug from Frontgate, it’s a chic continuation of their living space — and the family’s go-to spot for watching movies with a projector.
Find a new use for old and unused items. In this kitchen in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," a vintage step stool, repurposed as a table that now holds a bowl of lemons, fills an empty space leading into the pantry. To further the retro aesthetic, the walls are painted a light shade of green, and subway tile is used as the backsplash.
The open floor plan of this contemporary gray and white living area makes it perfect for entertaining. Sleek metallic accents on the side tables combine with a stone patterned area rug to add texture to the inviting space.
This modern sitting area feels like a breath of fresh air with its lively blue walls and grass green striped armchair. Multicolored floral wall hangings and white pom pom dahlias on a round side table provide the finishing touches to the space.
The Sharps think the key to a focused gallery wall is a mix of metallic and wood frames. The Sharps recommend not being afraid to go big. "Fewer bigger pieces makes a statement." And this is one case where you definitely want to overthink it. "Even though the gallery wall seems random, it's not," says Patrick. "Look closely and you'll see several straight lines along the edges of multiple frames. Brings a little order to the chaos." The long wooden table helps define the living and dining spaces and often features stacked books like a library table.
A long, white leather sectional, with angled head cushion at one end, shines in this bright, airy living room. Green throw pillows add a touch of color along with a simple white vase of pink orchids. The wood, cross base of the coffee table creates a separation between the area rug and white tabletop. A pair of charcoal armchairs provide additional seating to complete the room.
This elegant living room features sage green draperies, an ornate fireplace and separate seating areas. The small intricate details of the room, like the dainty mirrored tables and gold wall sconces, give the room its graceful sophistication.
This living room is perfectly designed to complement the long shape of the home. The orange wall color is echoed by orange curtains on the opposite white wall as well as an orange area rug. Dark cabinetry flush with the wall to provide a dark contrast to the color scheme. A soft gray loveseat is decorated with floral throw pillows complementing the orange details as well as the coffee table plant.
A cheery surprise awaits in this neutral living room: One of the shelf's cubbies is painted a soft sunshine yellow. In the rest of the room, varying neutral shades pair with natural elements (wood floors and coffee tables) to create an airy, comfortable feel.