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Few know the power of traditional design better than Bunny Williams. She's said that the elements of her perfect space include a sofa, a coffee table, two upholstered chairs, a pair of open armchairs that can be moved around, a bench, two long drink tables and two end tables.
Mirrors are a simple way to make a living room appear bigger, lighter and brighter and add a hint of glitz. Mirrors are excellent for acknowledging the symmetry of a space as well.
For larger living rooms where one huge floor plan seems too open, try creating two separate seating areas. Distinguish the spaces by incorporating different but complementary patterns or using two different rugs. A bench or ottoman can help merge the spaces because it allows for guests to sit on either side and adds continuity.
End tables are must-haves for drinks, snacks, remotes and books. When it comes to picking the perfect end table, go with a surface from which rings and scratches can be polished or wiped away easily. End tables should be slightly lower than, slightly higher than or the same height as the arm of the chair or sofa beside which they sit.
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