Chic Transitional Living Room With Striped Armchairs
A neutral color palette allows for a fun and playful mix of patterns in this transitional living room. Further visual interest comes from the built-in shelves framing the fireplace: the interior is painted a warm neutral to complement the space.
White Coastal Living Room With Fireplace and Striped Chairs
A quartet of cream-and-sage striped wingback chairs offer ample seating in this coastal-style living room. Baskets and a sisal rug add a hint of texture, and beach-inspired accessories and artwork bring nature inside, while a traditional fireplace promises warmth when cool winds blow in off the ocean.
Exposed metal beams contrasts against the rustic wood ceiling. Picturesque windows are dressed with simple gray curtains and overlook beautiful views of Snowmass, Colo. A large black sectional is paired with white leather chairs, fuzzy bean bags and a modern hanging chair, bringing contemporary edge to the living space.
The comfortable living room features a traditional white sectional, elegant pink chair and tufted blue ottoman that is washable and pet-friendly. Striped curtains add bright visual texture to the space, while exposed wood beams create definition between the living space and kitchen.
Neutral Tone Fabrics Decorating Concrete Patio With Built In Bench Seating and Retaining/Privacy Wall
A concrete retaining wall creates a private feel around this cool, Bohemian patio. A planted yard extends above the wall for additional privacy and natural decor. Neutral tone fabrics and a collection of throw pillows create a calm environment perfect for relaxation.
Small-Space Ladder Garden With Mixed, Colorful Pots
Turn that rickety old ladder into a showcase for colorful plants and herbs. Karla Holley of Small Town Rambler spray-painted her wooden ladder in pastel blue then adorned it with a variety of pretty pots and planters. The ladder can also be used to store garden tools and potting soil.
Thoughtful Layout Turns Living Room Into Multipurpose Space
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.
This neutral living room feels open and airy painted white with grey accents found in the curtains and side chairs. Pops of pink add a feminine touch while a bright painting over the fireplace brings focus and life to the space.
A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.
California Courtyard with Fire Pit, Outdoor Seating
Rows of terra cotta tiles and the straight lines of a fire pit flanked by sofas lead the eye to this courtyard's focal point: a Tuscan tiled spa and water feature. Rows of strand lights twinkle overhead, giving the Southern California garden a magical feel.
Dramatic artwork and a long wood cabinet keep the colorful style of this eclectic living room from feeling precious. The floral curtains deliver the biggest hit of pattern; a solid blue sofa and aqua walls temper the small, busy print.
Modern Outdoor Living Room With White Paper Lanterns
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
Contemporary Covered Patio With Sharp Contemporary Lines and Bamboo for Privacy
San Diego design firm Eco Minded Solutions used bamboo to build a high wall of green around this family’s back patio. Bamboo grows high and brings exotic charm to any outdoor space. Just be sure to pick a non-invasive species.