Whether you favor bold and modern or traditional and cozy, these spaces are so pretty it will be hard to pick a favorite. An open-plan layout – where the kitchen, dining and living blend into one another – will, instead, require some definition, which can be created with an area rug. Small living room ideas include sticking to lighter colours to give the impression of space, and avoiding bright tones. Today’s homes often embrace open-plan living, whereby the living room runs off the kitchen and/or dining areas.
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.
In this room’s case, the abstract white sculptures on one wall and the feather painting on the other would probably point to an oceanic theme, but when you get to the blue area rug and notice the flowers, you begin to wonder if the room really is following a specific theme.
I would be glad if I helped you in your decision to decorating the living room by showing you these examples. I can’t wait to fill you in on the details of my amazing experience with the La-Z-Boy Design Dash Challenge and my room design! Leather, glass, metal, wood and even water join forces with lovely neutral tones, zebra print, jagged stripes and a spectacular art piece to create a small living room sure to get guests talking. This room proves that you don’t need outrageous shapes or colors to create a beautiful space. You’ll find examples that reflect the choices made for different styles and periods, and you’ll no doubt find one or two examples that will inspire you to craft an elegant design for your living room!
Dove gray and attention to detail create serene sophistication in the living room of this Connecticut home overlooking Long Island Sound. We are here to tell you it’s possible to create a well-decorated living room that will impress company and will be enjoyed by your family.