Living RoomContemporary Living Room, Boston
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When choosing your seating, consider how you use your space. Most guests won’t mind sitting together on a sofa, but it’s always good to have chairs, a bench or a large ottoman as an alternative. When you have a sectional or large sofa, visually and physically pared-down accent chairs work well because the scale of the sofa makes it the most powerful piece in the room.
Playing With Balance and SymmetryThe repetitiveness of a traditional Greek key pattern makes it balanced by nature — square after square of wave-like designs are tightly strung along in a line. However, Greek key patterns can also be deconstructed to create unique asymmetrical designs. While nodding to the classic pattern, the custom-designed area rug shown here stands on its own to integrate with the midcentury vibe.
Consider facing a chair across from the internal corner of the sectional. Draw imaginary lines from the sectional’s arms; where they meet is ideally where you should place the chair, as if it’s completing an invisible square. This sectional itself supplies plenty of seating; the one opposing seat rounds out the space for optimal conversation.
Floor lamp. Have you checked out lamps lately? There are styles aplenty, way beyond your everyday table lamp. The right lighting in any room is extremely important; if you feels yours could use an upgrade, look for a new lamp or fixture that is as stylish as it is functional.