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.
This purple and pink bedroom would be a dream bedroom for any girly girl. It is decked out in purple with a crystal chandelier, a window seat, a purple Roman shade, built-in bookshelves and polished oak floors.
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.
This beautiful, traditional chair fits perfectly between two large windows with floor-length white curtains. A sunburst mirror brings a contemporary touch to the soft room completed with lavender walls.
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.
Pale Lavender Nursery With Gray Crib and Furniture
Soft lavenders, a light gray-painted crib, sheer flowing curtains, a white with soft silver-patterned area rug, and a comfortable gray linen-upholstered rocking chair bring a cloud-like serenity to this newborns nursery.
Throughout this Spanish Colonial Revival home, the warm earth tones play a major role. However, a surprise awaits in the guest bathroom. Purple hexagon and diamond tiles bring a cool and bright touch through the floor and backsplash. Elegant cabinetry is topped with marble countertops.
Traditional Dining Room With Lavender And Gold Accents
This traditional dining room features lavender painted walls, woodwork, and upholstered dining chairs, traditional dining table and gray painted sideboard, a crystal candelabra chandelier, and gold accents throughout.
Adding French doors to a living room creates indoor-outdoor functionality and supplies the space with natural light. Before adding French doors to your living room, consider which direction they'll need to swing. If seating will be placed within 36 inches of the doors, it's best to choose an outward-swinging style for optimum traffic flow. If the space just inside the doors will be unobstructed, an inward-swinging option will work well. Most home improvement stores offer inward- and outward-swinging doors for the same price.
Walk-In Closet With Purple Wallpaper and Mirrored Table
Genevieve Gorder designed a large and spacious master suite closet with an elegant chandelier for improved lighting. A mirrored island reflects the light throughout the space and provides extra storage in the closet. A wood ladder makes effective use of hard-to-reach spaces above the built-in storage unit.