This gray home office features an eclectic vibe, pairing modern white furniture with a midcentury modern purple loveseat and traditional Oriental rug. White lamps sit atop a white storage cabinet, while a purple flower hangs above on the wall. A brown leather oversized armchair is positioned at the white desk.
A leather-textured and metal-studded ceiling, hand-carved ceiling medallion and sumptuous silk drapes with double-layered tassel and bullion fringe create a cozy corner for a hand-crafted game table and leather upholstered side chairs. Gas wall lanterns complement the soft glow of the three-tiered hand-painted silk Fortuny chandelier and help create an ambiance of luxury in this one-of-a-kind room.
An open entertainment center in this contemporary living room houses the TV and electronic components, as well as the homeowners' favorite books and accessories. Patterned maroon wallpaper livens up the wall behind the entertainment center, adding interest to the space.
The round table and patterned, upholstered chairs seat up to eight people. To add storage, designers brought in a buffet that is covered in faux-shagreen to add some nice texture against the wallpaper.
Furnishing a living room with a nearby staircase can present a traffic flow obstacle. Similar to hallways, it's best to think of staircases as high-traffic areas requiring at least 36 inches of clearance. Rather than outfitting the walls around a staircase with heavy furniture, try using them to showcase art or accent pieces, such as sculptural chairs or occasional seating in the form of ottomans or lightweight benches.
Two rooms flanked by a see through alcohol burning horizontal fireplace. The surround made from cast stone and Venetian Plaster creates an asymmetrical, yet all encompassing focal point. One side of the room is made up of a Donghia Island Chaise, covered in a Floral Donghia Bissona fabric and Sahco and Rubelli pillows in purple and orange.
This eclectic living room features large windows that allow natural light to illuminate the space. Lime green curtains and armchairs add bright accents, while a purple area rug and plush ottomans add fun contrast. A red brick fireplace adds a traditional touch.
Shades of brown are an excellent way to accent feminine details in a living room’s design. In this living space designed by Mariah O’Brien, the seating area has soft and organic details, like purple florals, that are grounded by warm tones of light brown and chocolate.
Spacious Great Room With Inviting Furniture Layout
If your living room lacks the square footage to accommodate end tables, consider forgoing them in favor of a table positioned behind the sofa. Here, the empty space on each side of the sofa allows for proper flow to and from the nearby kitchen; however, the sofa table still allows enough tabletop surface to display decorative objects and table lamps.