For areas where you spend the most time entertaining, like family rooms and dens, wool and sisal rugs are the best options, says Merida Studio, because they are incredibly durable. The texture and depth of this rug from Merida's Wander Collection adds a counterpoint to the clean, angular, powerful lines and black-and-white composition of the space. This rug is a wool/sisal blend, which is not only durable but also sound absorbing and sustainable.
Architectural details, from the coved ceiling to the arched windows, make a dramatic impact in this living room's design. Centered on the fireplace, the warm, cozy seating area combines a classic sofa and leather armchair with contemporary black-and-white chairs.
The arched entrance to the home includes an open archway as you enter the living room. Blue and yellow tones accent the neutral setting, with several glass pendant lights and recessed lights providing ambient lighting from above.
Wall-mounted antlers, a large portrait of a deer above the stunning fireplace, exquisite crown molding and a beautiful patterned rug give this creamy living room textural appeal, full of depth and detail.
For some of your more important art pieces, use archival glass to prevent fading and consider spotlights, as seen here. Not only can this lighting accent the artwork but it will also serve as an alternative light source in the room.
Taking advantage of the long corridor, two separate living space are created. A chic, low sofa pairs with a leather ottoman, abstract art and a contemproary chandelier for an sophisticated resting spot, while the seating area next to the window is a cozy conversation place.
The high ceilings in this living room brighten and open this space. A couch and ottoman over a floral rug create one of two seating areas. A love seat and a buffet round out the second seating area in this space. The natural light from the tall windows is enhanced with a tall floor lamp.
Off-white, neutral and black combine to create a wonderful palette for this living room. The fireplace features storage cabinets on either side to keep the space clutter-free. A neutral, tufted sofa and pair of neutral striped armchairs create cozy seating for after dinner drinks and conversation.
A plush gray velvet sofa with nailhead trim features a mix of neutral and faux fur pillows in this cozy living room. A row of candles add an intimate feel to the room, and in the corner, built-in shelves provide a personalized touch with framed photos and treasures. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
Soft gray walls provide the perfect backdrop for this living room. A barrel-style chair, upholstered in a neutral-colored fabric, offers a comfy place to read, socialize or just be. An upholstered X-bench can pull double duty as an ottoman or extra seating.