Small living rooms can still be cozy and spacious—with the right design and layout tips. Be careful of cramming a too-large sofa into a too-small space — it’s tempting to go big, but sacrificing walking paths or potential storage space is not always worth it. While there are a lot of different options in living room designs, you definitely want to have enough seating for those living in the house, plus an extra seat or two for the occasional guests.
In the living room of this Connecticut farmhouse , wool blankets and fluffy flokati throws in creamy off-white shades add softness, while rustic wood accents—a round mirror, the three-legged stool—and a stone fireplace ground the space with earthy elements.
UK fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is contributing a series of wearable devices that will detect the emotions of museum visitors and project them into the surrounding space for a piece called Room Tone that will explore anxieties related to city living.
A typical Western living room may contain furnishings such as a sofa , chairs , occasional tables , coffee tables , bookshelves , electric lamps , rugs, or other furniture Traditionally, a sitting room in the United Kingdom and New Zealand has a fireplace , dating from when this was necessary for heating.
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.