Decorative throw pillows add green and blue accents to the attractive neutral design of this contemporary living room. A white mantel frames the black brick fireplace surround. A pair of patterned gray armchairs face into the modern plastic coffee table. A gray shag rug adds additional texture.
A dark-toned untreated wood ceiling beam is a beautiful contrasting element to the sleek wood accident wall around the mounted television and grate protected fireplace. A tufted, charcoal gray sofa and a pair of neutral arm chairs create comfortable and stylish seating. A clear plastic coffee table keeps the floor space feeling open and light.
Black and white vertically striped curtains frame the large window in this living room. A pair of modern arm chairs and a bright, red couch face in to the plastic coffee table keeping the view open to the animal hide rug. An abstract art canvas breaks up the white space on the walls and blends all the colors used throughout the room.
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
A distressed rug gives a nice faded element to the pigmented furniture pieces surrounding it. A mix of patterned pillows decorate the mustard yellow sofa situated in front of the floral wall tapestry with complimentary hues. Deep red cushioned wood chairs and a shaggy faux fur seat surround the remaining sides of the clear, plastic contemporary coffee table.
Cute, cheap updates to a small patio include adding an outdoor pillow in a complementary color to a plastic Adirondack-style chair and an outdoor rug. If you don't have room for a coffee table, a smaller end table, can serve as your bar when enjoying cocktails with friends. Amy Latta of One Artsy Mama made this table using crates.
Originally, the pergola in the backyard was light gray, but designers painted the piece black to add contrast in the outdoor space. To keep with the modern design of the house, designers used white, plastic oversized lounge chairs, an area rug and coffee table to give the space an indoor/outdoor look.
Natural light and white walls and ceiling create a gorgeously bright environment in this stylish living room. Exposed beams add depth to the sleek modern look of the navy blue sofa, thin white coffee table and clear plastic blue chairs. Gray floor tile keeps the light feel and creates a cohesive look between all of the rooms connected in this open floor plan.