Colors that might not seem to work well in theory actually blend wonderfully in this setting. Here, the room's turquoise walls and the black-and-white-striped couch add whimsy and charm to this eclectically furnished living room.
For a sophisticated look with a fun edge, a subtle color palette meets a bold mix of patterns. A striped sofa and ottoman look fantastic alongside a feather-printed throw pillow and subtle chevron curtains. A world map floor only adds to the quirky charm of this stylish space.
Perched on the edge of a canyon, this home is oriented to take advantage of its sweeping views via balconies, private terraces and large windows. In the living area, dark accents give dramatic finish to the white walls and pale hardwood floors.
The walls in this Venetian-style bedroom are painted misty blue "Borrowed Light" from Farrow & Ball, which complements the chartreuse Scalamandre silk curtains. The original oak floors are left uncovered.
A little color and pattern goes a long way in this small living room featured on HGTV's Showhouse Showdown. A striped sofa is paired with slender armchairs in a low-contrast pattern. Fiddle leaf fig trees add dimension against the brown walls and coordinate in color with the coffee table.
In addition to functionality, it's important to consider visual balance when designing a living room. As you arrange furniture, take a step back and look at the room from several vantage points, especially from nearby staircases and landings. What may appear properly balanced from below may look cluttered from above.
This room is staged with cozy, kid-friendly furniture and a coffee table that spells out the word "LIVE". The coffee table adds an artsy, inspiration touch to compliment the inviting design. A bold orange throw pillow matches the colorful patterned rug that livens up the pale blue wall color and striped blue sofa with ruffled skirt.
Large wood coffee table lettering spells out "LIVE" as the focal point of this room design. Faux shutters frame the windows, adding a creative look to the large wall. A cozy sofa is finished with a blue striped fabric and ruffled skirt. Orange throw pillows pop against the pale coloring of the sofa and pull out the rich tones in the patterned rug. Word wall art keeps with the motivational theme of the coffee table.
A prominent stone fireplace warms this sitting room with patterned furniture. A striped sofa, a leopard print ottoman, leaf-patterened chairs and a box-patterned seat surround the gold-legged coffee table. The striped couch adds thin lines of red, yellow and blue to break up the room's neutral color scheme.
The gray-and-white-striped rug and beige-and-white-striped couch complement each other, making a subtle, playful statement. Bold pink cushions and green throw pillows bring a whimsical vibrancy to the space.