The smooth, thin rug and the seating that provides visual space beneath makes this little space more . . . spacious. This sitting room is definitely not without character, but the design choices (also in the artwork and curtains) are kept tasteful and consistent. For a family with children, there is still plenty of room around this setup for playing.
A couch. Coffee table. Two sitting chairs. This classic arrangement provides a calming symmetry to eliminate feeling crowded AND plenty of circular seating for facing company and having hours of fireside chats. The beautiful wall color and architectural details leave no need for overstuffing the room with extra objects.
This modest-sized library and seating area is as well-thought-out and elegant as any English manor's. The meticulous details, from the furniture placement to even the light placement over the couch, allow this room to have all that it needs AND the feeling of spaciousness. The amazing windows help.
This unusual placement of furniture works well. The clean lines of the furniture and the continuity of color help make this possible. And that geometric fabric boldly but unobtrusively ties everything together. And yet the unusual effect of this room doesn't require much space or extra furniture and decor.
Another look at the traditional setup. The color choice gives this room a sort of Colonial feel. Very calming. This room, in contrast with the previous, shows that smaller details can quite successfully be added to such a space without cluttering it. The simple turning of the chairs keeps the room from feeling too regal.
Sometimes, especially for someone living alone or as a couple or living in a VERY minimal amount of space, a living room of sorts can be created by placing a chair and reading lamp in a corner. These two facing chairs here make a cozy visiting space without TAKING up space. The fabric on the chair is amazing.
Another look at what could be a living room of sorts in a small space. Turn the chairs, and the sitting area could be a breakfast area. Such dual-purposed spaces give more living room without taking up more room. And who needs more room with that view anyway? Sheesh.
Sometimes just placing a [uniquely gorgeous] couch between windows and a coffee table provide just the living room needed. I love the detail of the rug and the plant to the left and the flowers and even the temporary tea service. Can't you imaging laughing with a friend or reading on this couch all afternoon?