Soft grays and white keep the feel in this contemporary living room light and bright, while red accents bring fun pops of energy. The large fireplace and elegant wood floors warm up the room literally and visually.
Designer Cathy Hobbs infuses drama into this contemporary living room with pops of deep red to contrast the crisp white walls and sofa. For additional visual interest, she includes a mix of shapes and textures throughout the furniture and accessories.
We love the luxurious Hollywood Regency vibe in this living room thanks to the mix of traditional and midcentury modern elements. The elegant chandelier and tufted wall panels lend a luxurious look, while the sleek chrome chairs upholstered in red velvet keep the space from looking too stuffy.
A red leather chaise, black-and-white floral print chair and beige sofa fill this living room with hardwood floors and two large bays of windows. A round coffee table and black area rug tie the space together.
Dark and bold colors actually make a small space appear larger and more dramatic. Paint the walls, furniture, and crown molding in a saturated color, then pair your monochromatic color scheme with something unexpected, like this white Lucite coffee table that lights up from within.
Neutral walls and furniture help to expand this small living space visually, while punches of bold red add color and life to the room. To make the fireplace the focal point of the room, the area around it is painted red.
A bright red accent wall draws you in as you walk into this sleek black and white space. The fireplace has a streamlined look using black granite embedded with stainless steel strips. Black cracked glass in the fireplace box and light hardwood floors add texture to the room's design.
"The eclectic contrast of color, pattern, even the mix of modern and traditional, gives this apartment character, personality and soul," said HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson. The split wall is painted with a light blue on top and a darker turquoise on bottom. The plush red, pillow-like coffee table is a unique piece that highlights the room's red accents. The brown and white area rug brings a larger floral pattern to the room of solids.
This transitional living room features a neutral color palette with pops of red in the artwork, decor and upholstery. A plump daybed offers seating, while its pillows coordinate with the ottoman, window treatments and lampshade. A pair of Hepplewhite chairs and a Lucite coffee table round out the seating area.
Three ornamental and ornate art installations hang on a brown wall in this traditional living room that includes a cream-colored sofa, red patterned and neutral striped pillows, a red and gold armchair, brown coffee table, sideboard, and end table. Red accents in the floral arrangement and floral artwork compliment the color scheme of the room.
A blue-and-white color palette evokes a calm, casual atmosphere for this living room. Pillows in red, orange and yellow add a burst of color, while framed butterfly artwork adds a whimsical touch to the space.
Of all the rooms in his condo, Chris splurged the most on his living room. While the majority of the budget went to covering the walls with 70 yards of $32-per-yard metallic grass cloth, he saved in other areas. The pendant light was picked up for $199 at CB2, the sofa was purchased from Macy's for $700, and the custom shag carpet was made from backroom remnants from a local carpet showroom.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Lucy and Daphney updated the living area with new furniture, decor and paint at the renovated Southwind condo. Twin wood coffee tables and a seafoam-hued sectional fill out this space.
A zebra-print rug and transparent coffee table center this modern white living room. Metallic accents like silver vases and textured wallpaper create a glam design that contrasts with the dark hardwood floors.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”