After looking through the collection, we pulled together five ways you can bring style, energy, relaxation or a mix of all three to a living room.
Very few living rooms are alike. That’s because each space must fit different preferences and needs. That isn’t to say a lot of living rooms don’t share common threads. Some of these commonalities can be found by digging through the most popular photos added to
Large rooms with high ceilings can be problematic for those wishing for a cozy atmosphere in a living room. No problem. Layer in extra-comfortable furnishings, and all of a sudden that cavernous space feels more quaint.
In a Beverly Hills house devised by architecture firm Marmol Radziner with interior design by Boehm Design Assoc., the great room is furnished with midcentury-modern staples like Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chairs and ottoman by Knoll.
Brooklyn-based Lisa Kanning of design firm LKID framed the beautiful views in the dining room of this Big Sky, Montana, vacation home with simple, natural accents, choosing Hartmann & Forbes woven window shades and ombre drapery by Rosemary Hallgarten to add a layer of luxury
A drawer inside a drawer. This smart storage idea maximizes organizing space while offering a safety feature: an extra security layer that protects kids from sharp knives.
In tighter rooms, laid-back bohemian style adds big personality without wasting too much space. In this New York living room, a right-scaled sectional, sweater knit pillows, a wool rug and a shelf system do the trick.
In the dining room of this Illinois home, Jennifer Kranitz of Chicago-based firm PROjECT used silk drapery as the backdrop to a pair of African portraits, allowing the subtle shimmer of the fabric to create a contrast with the chains used to hang the artwork
The only real consideration in buying this style of table is whether to go for an upmarket one, such as a French colonial table, or one with the rustic appeal of an English country farmhouse.
Square and rectangular tables are the most common, so you’ll find the greater number of choices there with styles, sizes and extendable options. But a round or oval table can give you a little more space to move around since it cuts off the corners