The best spaces combine different looks to create a style that’s all its own. What ever your style-we’ve got the decorating tips and ideas for your beautiful living room, beautiful family room, or your beautiful den. For example, the room could contain a side chair, curtains or accent pillows with oversized patterns, while the rest of the room could be decorated with solid colors of varying textures. It may not look like it, but this room had some incredible design challenges, including a cramped dining area. Dove gray and attention to detail create serene sophistication in the living room of this Connecticut home overlooking Long Island Sound. The Living Room is a showcase of your style and taste The right colours can transform the space into your dream space while the wrong colours with give you a heartburn and a hole in the pocket too. While you may not be able to recreate it perfectly, decorating a small living room doesn’t have to break the bank.
In the latter case the Living room is furnished in a more casual comfortable manner with hardy furnishings able to accept the daily wear and tear. Depending on the size and layout of the house a living room can serve many functions. Take a look at our 8 Ways to Transform Your Living Room for more photos and inspiration. While that isn’t necessarily bad, this room shows how rewarding it can be to get creative and take a few risks.
You have to test them to discover the ones that read sophisticated and not silly,” says designer Jack Fhillips, who did precisely that in the living room he designed for the Shippan Designer Showhouse in Stamford, Connecticut. Too many elements, details, and brave applications can suffocate the space; and they can make people in the room feel unpleasant. While bookshelves don’t always add space, if you have them running all the way around a wall or up to the ceiling, they will help to create a luxurious and spacious living room. You can even think of Japanese horizontal mullions in the doors, or shoji screens that can make the place more visually appealing and guide observers around the living room. Other patterns throughout the room feature the same color palette and echo the vertical stripes. At this lovely spa-resort, the indulgence doesn’t have to stop with your cozy room.
Along the history-conscious East Coast, the living room of an Oyster Bay, New York, home in which George Washington really did sleep (during a 1790 visit) had a lot to live up to. So when designer Sallie Giordano bought it as her family’s weekend retreat, one of her overarching impulses was to honor its age.
His eye for quality is revealed in his treasured old Lucite chair, Eames-style white leather armchair, and Frank Gehry cardboard chair, all of which mingle with his own clean-lined designs. Open it up. Plan your furniture arrangement so that when you enter the room you immediately know where the seating areas are, and how to reach them.