When "floating" furniture in a living room – or positioning it away from the walls and centered around a focal point – use a measuring tape to ensure at least 36 inches of space is left between the central seating and any pieces placed along the perimeter. This will allow for ideal traffic flow throughout the room.
Great for enjoying warm nights with family or entertaining a large group, the French doors open up to the patio outside, a space that offers even more seating and acts as an extension of the great room in HGTV Dream Home 2015.
French Doors Link Living Room to Back Patio in California Home
French doors link the living room of this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home to the back patio and a casual grilling and al fresco dining zone. A large stone fireplace makes makes this a cozy space to curl up with a good book or for casual conversation.
An easy transition from the HGTV Dream Home 2015 master bathroom to a private master patio gives the space an essence of elegance and exclusivity. “It is more than just a home,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum. “It is this wonderful special experience that we all would like to have in our own homes.”
Contemporary Covered Patio With White French Doors
French doors create an elegant and effortless transition to the back patio. If you look closely, you'll see that the space comes with stainless heaters so the owners can enjoy their outdoor dining set and sitting area even when the temperatures dip.
This Bel-Air estate features a game room complete with pool table and bar. Three sets of french doors lead to a patio with outdoor seating and connect the outdoor and indoor living spaces. Coral-upholstered furniture and colorful artwork mixed with traditional elements give off an eclectic vibe.
This calming, chic living room features natural wood elements from the bench with firewood beneath to the hardwood flooring. Guests can cozy up in the tufted furniture next to the wood-burning fireplace with decorative tiles, or enjoy the view from the French doors that open directly to the outdoor patio.
Spacious Back Patio With an Incredible Desert View
Dramatic framework forms a matrix focal point over this North Scottsdale home's back patio and negative edge pool, underlining Architect Tor Stuart-Barstad's trademark use of symmetry to draw the eye through the house and out to the stunning views of the Valley beyond.