This petite sitting room strikes a welcome balance between elegant formality and cozy comfort. Matching velvet sofas face off in front of the fireplace and along one wall a table makes a convenient work space.
The sloped ceiling of this cozy sitting area gives interesting dimension to the fireplace whose dark gray stone facade stands out in bold contrast to the white walls. In this room as seen throughout the home, the entire side wall folds back to allow access to the ocean breezes and outdoor spaces.
Transitional Neutral Sitting Room With Built-In Shelving
This sitting room features textured neutral walls paired with a similarly hued stone ceiling and contrasting dark brown hardwood floors. Plush taupe armchairs are positioned around a metal coffee table, while an industrial candelabra chandelier hangs above. Arched built-in shelves provide space for decorative items.
Expansive windows on the waterfront side of this transitional sitting room provide sweeping views of mountains and ocean. Natural wood trim, doors, flooring and furniture warm up the space, while modern and metallic accents keep it current. A shag carpet adds texture and warmth underfoot.
Crown molding and a large fireplace instantly make this Victorian sitting room seem grand and elegant. An ornate area rug and plush champagne-colored sofas help balance the space, while a striped ottoman completes the lavish look.
With hand-painted, tree-covered wallpaper, this traditional parlor becomes an enchanting space for entertaining guests and sharing intellectual conversations. A plush white sofa and gilded, 18th century chairs offer plenty of spaces to sit, while a crystal chandelier, lamps and candelabras provide radiant light for any occasion.
Modern Eclectic Sitting Room with Mid-Century Modern Art, Table
A modern eclectic home’s upstairs sitting room features a coffee table designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller. Elle Cantrell of Elle Du Monde designed the room, which also has a mid-century modern painting and custom leather sectional.
Pale Blue Sitting Room With Striped, Skirted Sofa, Faux Shutter Window Finish and Word Art Details
Large wood coffee table lettering spells out "LIVE" as the focal point of this room design. Faux shutters frame the windows, adding a creative look to the large wall. A cozy sofa is finished with a blue striped fabric and ruffled skirt. Orange throw pillows pop against the pale coloring of the sofa and pull out the rich tones in the patterned rug. Word wall art keeps with the motivational theme of the coffee table.
This elegant sitting room is a great example of how a dark wall color can make a room feel surprisingly intimate. The cabinets and window seat are painted a rich blue, which also serves as a basic foundation for a playful mix of patterns.
Midcentury Modern Sitting Room Features Marbled Ceiling
With matching armchairs, a plush chaise lounge and a Sputnik-style light fixture, this neutral sitting room brings midcentury modern design into the present. Overhead, an elegant marbled ceiling creates visual interest and encourages quiet reflection.