To make the living room functional for the family and their guests, designers brought in a large sectional two modern chairs and two benches to provide plenty of seating in the space. For additional storage, bookshelves were added behind each side of the sofa.
The small living room in this mountain home has many functions. Two recliners in front of the wood burning stove make for a cozy night by the fire, while a reading nook with built in storage adds seating, and a desk overlooking the mountains gives homeowners a quiet place to keep up their correspondence.
This multi-functional space perfectly fits the family perfectly. A comfy, gray sectional, upholstered ottoman and playful striped slipper chair create the TV viewing area, while brass étagères flank a coordinating TV console house metallic woven baskets that act as toy storage for the kiddos. Finally, a cream lacquered and brass desk was placed against the back of the chaise sectional where the homeowners can catch up on work while their kids watch a movie or play within eyesight.
A pass-through space between the kitchen and living room is put to full use as a functional home office. Dark wood pops against the white walls, while a leather desk chair complements the home's terra cotta tile flooring.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the greatest discontent for Holly and Chester's home was the number of 'dysfunctional' spaces and long list of outdated fixtures and appliances. Designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space as Holly wanted to be able to see their baby in the living room while she was in the kitchen. Harris put in a large island with white quartz countertops, and lots of new storage. Pot lights were inserted, hardwood floors were put down. The room has all new furniture. A new insert and limestone tile was added to the fireplace. All coverings for the windows are new.
With the extra square footage and a french door added to the left of the kitchen, the Cousins on Call demolished old wall that separated the kitchen from the living room. The Betsy family now has two large rooms that flow together. The family can cook on the large oversized island, while others relax in the living room without feeling detached from the rest of the family or guests. The large new windows and french doors fill both rooms with bright warm light.
In the first and larger of the two guest rooms, designers chose twin beds that had a very high quality, modern look, as well as trundle beds for added functionality. This arrangement gives the homeowners lots of options for sleeping guests-the beds can be separate as twin beds; they can be pushed together to become a king-sized bed; they can be pushed together with one trundle out; or they can be left separate with both trundles out. This allows the homeowners to comfortably accommodate any of their friends and family with ease.
Why travel to the kitchen for a cocktail when this lovely, living room bar cart is within reach? Jackson Paige Interiors created this niche within a doorway of the living room that functions well for a quick pick-me-up after a long day at the office. The luminosity of the glassware, light fixtures and other amenities against the darker teal wall confer a sophisticated edge.
Elegant, Functional Furniture in Neutral Living Room
The living room of this apartment has comfortable modern furniture that is both stylish and functional. From this space, there is a great view of the city below through the glass doors that line the room and allow in plenty of natural light.
This modern living room features a large tile accent wall over a white sectional sofa. In the middle of the room sits a Noguchi coffee table on a shag rug, defining the sitting space from the dining area in the corner.
Since this living room was so large, designers wanted to create two, functional spaces in a single room. To define the areas, a console table was placed between the two sofas. Then, designers chose two different anchor colors-gray for one area and white for the other. The gray space is meant to be a warmer, more formal entertaining and relaxing space, while the white section is brighter and more fun-meant for a more casual gathering.
This open concept living room flows out to the deck with ocean views or into the dining room. Neutral, low-profile furniture doesn't distract from the beachside views. A dark wood frame makes the TV less noticeable.
The chairs in this outdoor living room are durable and comfortable. They are made from materials that can easily withstand the weather, such as canvas cushions and a natural wood frame. Those cushions are accented with outdoor throw pillows and a woven rug to add color, but maintain the durability every outdoor living space needs.
Functional Kitchen Space with Connection to Living Room
The homeowners love to entertain, so designers wanted to create a space that was functional for them. To do this, they made sure to keep the space feeling light and open by raising the arched doorway that separates the kitchen and living room space and removing the door that previously connected the rooms, creating a clear line of from the kitchen into the living room. They added a peninsula that provides seating, keeping the space functional, but they also included a small area to the left of the breakfast bar that acts as a sort of pass through, making food service between the rooms easy.
Tiny House with Functional Living Room and Kitchen
The homeowners wanted a tiny home that didn't feel so tiny, so designers used high pitched ceilings and plenty of windows to make the space feel bigger. A functional kitchen with full sized appliances and a breakfast bar gives the homeowners a space to eat, while the adjoining living room adds entertaining space. For an even larger feeling, the rear wall is constructed of glass panels that can be rolled back to incorporate the outdoor patio into the home's entertaining space.
Functional, Elegant Living Room with Piano and Television
This multi-purpose living area contains plenty of seating for the girls in the house. On one side of the room, an armoire conceals a television, and on the other side a piano rests between two windows that allow in plenty of natural light. This design makes this living room the perfect place to practice a sonata, have a movie night or just relax with friends.
Across the apartment from the sitting area, a neutral living room space provides a great space for entertaining. A neutral, modern sofa and two modern, black chairs provide plenty of seating to the space, while a modern coffee table adds a functional place to set a drink, and the neutral, natural fiber rug adds definition to the space.