Elegant living roomTraditional Living Room, New York
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This classic furniture arrangement features twin sofas facing each other with a great coffee table in between. Consider a low and long chaise longue to separate a long space and help define two seating areas.
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.
A dark piece in an airy room has an anchoring affect. Here, the lighter tones are beautiful and blend seamlessly, and the dark, metal rods add a contemporary touch in a room with a traditional feel.Browse hardwareMore:Mix Metals in Your Interior DesignThe Right Hardware: Jewelry for Your Home
17. This living room was a great example of how to make a large living room feel cozy and comfortable. A long space was broken up into different seating areas, which is great for entertaining or for when the clients are home alone. Plush upholstery and soothing gray-and-blue textiles make this space feel elegant and serene.
Remodeling the living room involved tripling the size in addition to redecorating the space. The L-shaped room and its abundance of space was pretty overwhelming, so De Chiara reached out to Muse for help. "She wanted the new layout to work for large groups when entertaining," Muse says. "But she also wanted it to be intimate enough for everyday use."Drapery Fabric: Farm Fresh, Robert Allen Large Pair of Sofas (Fabric): Skye Linen, Osborne & Little Large Sofa Pillows: Mirella, Echo by Kravet Painting above Mantel: Amanda Talley