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Great Room Ideas

Traditional Asian Style Dining Room Furnishings and Decor
Traditional Asian Style Dining Room Furnishings and Decor
China Furniture and Arts
Classic blue and white porcelain compliments any room in your household. It brings elegant design and beauty which adds confidence to the handsome rosewood colored cabinet. This combination would go elegantly in any living space.
Custom Homes
Custom Homes
Castle Rock Custom Homes
Great room - mid-sized transitional dark wood floor great room idea in Orlando with white walls and no fireplace
Downers Grove Kitchen
Downers Grove Kitchen
Lemont Kitchen and Bath
Example of a large transitional medium tone wood floor great room design in Chicago with gray walls
Atlanta Modern Farmhouse
Atlanta Modern Farmhouse
Sheehan Built Homes
Jeff Herr Photography
Example of a country dark wood floor great room design in Atlanta with white walls
Inglenook Grove
Inglenook Grove
Riverwood Homes of Colorado
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room remodel in Denver with beige walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Private Apartment, Project: Ana Vale, AB Projectos, Distributor:Imporchama
Private Apartment, Project: Ana Vale, AB Projectos, Distributor:Imporchama
Planika Fires
Inspiration for a contemporary great room remodel in New York with white walls, a ribbon fireplace and a stone fireplace
Relaxing Retreat in the Dunes
Relaxing Retreat in the Dunes
Cheryl D & Company
Example of a large cottage dark wood floor and brown floor great room design in Chicago with gray walls
Chandeliers
Chandeliers
Brilliant Lighting Center
Example of a mid-sized trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Salt Lake City with white walls and no fireplace
Richardson Family Room
Richardson Family Room
Holly Phillips @ The English Room
Mekenzie France
Inspiration for an eclectic carpeted great room remodel in Charlotte with white walls
2014 Fall Parade Cascade Springs
2014 Fall Parade Cascade Springs
Rock Kauffman Design
2014 Fall Parade Cascade Springs I Chad Gould Architect I BDR Custom Homes I Rock Kauffman Design I M-Buck Studios
Large transitional medium tone wood floor great room photo in Grand Rapids with beige walls and no fireplace
Atlantic Ave Sullivans Island
Atlantic Ave Sullivans Island
Showhomes Charleston
Large beach style light wood floor, shiplap ceiling and shiplap wall great room photo in Charleston
Hilltop Residence
Hilltop Residence
Kristina Dousharm Architecture PLLC
Casey Shea
Mid-sized minimalist light wood floor great room photo in New York with white walls, a ribbon fireplace and a metal fireplace
Amagansett Modern
Amagansett Modern
Vital Habitats
Example of a trendy concrete floor, gray floor and vaulted ceiling great room design in New York with white walls and a standard fireplace
Alamo, CA. Farmhouse. Full Service Design Firm. Dining Room.
Alamo, CA. Farmhouse. Full Service Design Firm. Dining Room.
LMK Interiors
Farmhouse style with an industrial, contemporary feel.
Great room - large cottage medium tone wood floor great room idea in San Francisco with gray walls
Iconic Modern
Iconic Modern
LTW Design
Minimalist medium tone wood floor great room photo in New York with white walls, a standard fireplace and a brick fireplace
Dining Room - The Meadows Model – 2014 Spring Parade
Dining Room - The Meadows Model – 2014 Spring Parade
Gonyea Custom Homes
Box vault ceilings with archways. Engineered wood floor. Entry way flows into living and dining spaces. Photography by Spacecrafting.
Example of a large transitional great room design in Minneapolis with gray walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Luxe 2
Luxe 2
Hri Design
Example of a trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Denver with brown walls
Greenlea
Greenlea
Visbeen Architects
Example of a mid-sized country medium tone wood floor great room design in Grand Rapids with white walls
Encinitas Modern Connection
Encinitas Modern Connection
KW Designs
Inspiration for a modern light wood floor and beige floor great room remodel in San Diego with gray walls

Great rooms are open-concept spaces that include a living and dining room combination, often with the addition of a kitchen as well. They’re ideal for fostering a casual, social environment in the home, but all that undefined space can pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to arranging furniture and decor. So if you’re on the lookout for great room ideas, consider the following design tips and inspiration below.

1. Mix Up the Flooring

It’s nice to create sections within a great room, so that the space doesn’t feel overwhelming or drafty. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use different types of flooring throughout the room, with hardwood or tile in a kitchen and carpet or area rugs underneath a sitting area.

2. Statement Lighting

Your decor should help highlight and define different zones, so try hanging a bold chandelier above a dining table or sofa.

3. Highlight the Fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, design the room around it. You can install stonework or wood paneling above the fireplace to span the height of your wall, or arrange sofas and chairs around it for a cozy gathering spot.

4. Add an Island

Great rooms with kitchens are ideal for socializing or spending time with the family, but it’s also nice to cordon off your prep space. Strike a balance by installing a kitchen island or wrap-around countertop, and leave the mess inside.

5. Lay Down a Warming Rug

Adding a rug is another easy way to define different zones and keep your home feeling warm and cozy. Put it under a dining table or in the center of a living room area.

6. Opt For a Sectional Sofa

If you’re picking out new furniture, think about what sorts of interior layouts will work with the flow of the space. Sectional sofas are great for creating a defined family room and will add to the casual, welcoming mood.

7. Paint the Walls

Great room design is all about balancing the grand scale with casual comfort, and sometimes going all white can leave the space feeling too cold. In that case, try painting the walls beige or blue to bring some color to the room.

8. Install Built-In Shelves

Consider integrating a library within your great room with built-in shelves or a large bookcase. Whether you keep novels or cookbooks on the walls, a built-in unit is ideal for unifying the space.

9. Go Grand with a Lodge Style

Great rooms with tall, vaulted ceilings deserve an interior style that’s equally impressive. Opt for a stately ski lodge look with a ribbon fireplace and plenty of warm woods.

10. Keep It Cozy

Even if you don’t have high ceilings, going with a cozy look is key in such a big space. Create a warm and rustic space with a white wooden beam ceiling, chunky throw blankets and a cream colored couch.


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