Supon Phornirunlit/ Naked DecorContemporary Living Room, DC Metro
Photo: Alexander Vasiljev
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Look for contrast. Have your first word or phrase? Great. The next step is to seek out a bit of counterbalance. Most of us are not entirely one note when it comes to style, so think about adding a second style word that you also love. Perhaps you adore rustic style but also crave a bit of modern zing. Consider options for your second word or phrase that speak to you, such as "fresh," "current," "hip," "mod," or "happy chic."
Adding a credenza in the living room creates a surface for lighting and a place for hidden storage. In this space it works double duty for the living room and dining area, but you could place one against the wall to store books, games or even off-season decoration.
"I like to create different sections in a large room like this one," Phornirunlit says. "I never want a seating to force people to arrange themselves like they are all sitting around a campfire."He also likes oversize pieces that make a big visual impact — for example, the large, striped ottoman in this room.