Stylish Living Rooms: 6 Interior Design Tips

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The living room is often the hub of your home. And it’s also the place where you gather to entertain or to spend time with family. Since it’s such a frequently used room, it makes sense to put the living room at the top of your priority list when it comes to decorating.

A beautifully decorated living room can completely change the way you feel about your home. But it takes more than just a few throw pillows to achieve both style and flow, and also function for your room. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to designing a stylish living room. These six interior design tips will help you create a living room with a look and feel you love.

Define a Focal Point

Every room needs a focal point. That wow feature that draws the eye and helps anchor

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American Foursquare, 1890-1930 | Old House Web

Rosemary Thornton

Story and Photos by
Rosemary Thornton, contributing editor
The Old House Web

You’d be hard pressed to find a housing style more typically American than the foursquare. Economical to build and uniquely suited to make use of every square inch of the house itself and tiny city lots, this style can be found in city neighborhoods across the country.

The American Foursquare is known by a variety of terms including box house, a cube, a double cube or a square type American house. It first appeared on the housing scene around 1890 and remained popular well into the 1930s.

The foursquare is typically a two-and-a-half-story house on a full basement, with a monitor dormer (a dormer with a roof-line that mirrors the primary roof) in the attic. Most foursquares have pyramidal hip roofs (which come to a peak in the center). Front porches span the full width of

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Living room Recessed lighting layout

The family has a tendency to spend a long time and do a lot of activities in
the living room, for that a good lighting
Design should be considered to make a comfortable living room.

In modern living rooms, lighting plan with
recessed lights are highly recommended, because of their ability to light
the room from above and create a clean and
modern look, their parts hide
within the ceiling except the trim, you can look for fixtures
that have trim that matches your decor in both color and shape.

In fact, with a good recessed lighting
layout
, your living room will look more deluxe, and make you able to
control the room lighting mode. By applying
the concept of light layering to get effective layout. Several types of
recessed lighting fixtures are available with
many features which provide more
options can improve your layout.

Living Room General Recessed

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10 Secret Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it’s where life happens. It’s where guests gather, where you spend lazy evenings by the fire (or basking in the soft glow of Netflix—no judgment here), and, in most floor plans, one of the first spaces you see upon entering your home.

Don’t you want it to look luxurious? We thought so. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend busloads of cash to make it look like you spent a lot of money. We’ve consulted with our stable of design experts to uncover the sneakiest ways to create a plush-looking living space—all without emptying out your 401(k). In some cases, you won’t need to spend a thing! You’re welcome.

1. Create a layered lighting concept


Photo by Bravo Interior Design
“Lighting is one of the most important concepts in a space,

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Second-Floor Family Room – 6525RF | Architectural Designs

Second-Floor Family Room

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About This Plan

  • A covered porch wraps around the front and side of this farmhouse design, while a rear covered porch is accessed from either the spacious great room or the master bedroom.
  • Nine-foot ceilings are standard on the first floor, with an 11-foot tray ceiling in the master bedroom. Note the his and her walk-in closets and, in the master bath, the spa tub and separate shower.
  • Bookshelves flank the great-room fireplace. The great room flows into the bayed eating nook, and an angled eating bar sets off the kitchen.
  • Upstairs, a vaulted family room makes a perfect gathering spot for occupants of the
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How To Design a Living Room Without A Sofa

Jess McBride, Houzz Contributor

Living rooms typically have a sofa or two, but that doesn’t mean there’s not another way. See these examples of living rooms that dispense with the customary sofa, and take a different approach with seating for conversation, cuddling and culture.

Related: Key Measurements to Keep in Mind When Designing a Living Room

39 South Peak

When in Rome. The practice of bordering a central table with daybeds or chaises on three sides originated in ancient Rome, when hosts and their guests would eat semiprone, propped up on their elbows. Though it sounds dreadfully uncomfortable, the arrangement was so common that it had a name: triclinium. Here, three armless love seats are designed more for upright conversation than recumbent dining, but they follow the triclinium’s shape pretty faithfully.

Traditional Soft Blue Living Room

Conversation starter. Sofas are undoubtedly great for plopping in front of the TV or a fire, but spacing four chairs around an

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Laundry Room Design



By Meg Escott

When I’m thinking about laundry room design I use the same type of thinking as I do for kitchen design.  Like the kitchen, the laundry is a highly functioning space (I guess that’s why it’s often called a utility room in England).  Of course we want it to look good (even beautiful) but if you can’t do the activities that make up ‘doing the laundry’ smoothly and easily, the room will be a misery (a futility room – that’s what my brother in law used to call it as a toddler!).


Seeing as the laundry is also a space that exists to get a job done it surprises me that laundry room design doesn’t receive more attention.  There’s so much written about how kitchens function, the kitchen triangle and all that.  Mmm – the laundry triangle.  I’ll have to come back to that one

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Bump-out addition | The Family Handyman

Cramped bath? Add a bump-out addition and learn about the magic of six square feet!

Family Handyman

A bump-out addition is a great way to expand a small bathroom without messing with other nearby rooms. It’s complicated, but the spaced gained is well worth the effort. This article covers the key issues you’ll have to deal with.

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Bump-out addition overview: Benefits and planning

Building a “bump-out” is a big project that adds only a few square feet to a room. (Here are some other ways to add square footage to your home.) But in some rooms—especially bathrooms—an extra 6 or 7 sq. ft. allows for a complete transformation. With this wee addition, you can actually turn a half bath into a full bath, install a luxury two-sink vanity or even install a

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Living room layout ideas: 7 ways to make the most of your space

Looking for the best living room layout ideas to make the most of your new living room? Or perhaps just trying to make a small space look bigger? Whatever your motive for tackling your living room layout, it’s the room you and your family will spend lots of time in, so getting it right is vital. 

The perfect living room layout is one that suits the way that you live, whether you want an area for entertaining, a quiet and isolated room to withdraw to, or a multi-functional space that can be adapted to whatever the situation needs. Here’s how to get your living room layout spot on…

If you need any more tips on how to design a living room check out our detailed guide too, 

1. Choose between open-plan, broken-plan or living room only

Open plan space with a good living room layout

This open plan living area incorporates the living space, dining room and kitchen whilst

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Spring Decor: Farmhouse Family Room

Happy Monday, buddies!  
Wanted to give you a quick little tour around our living/family room with all the springtime yummies strewn about!  
Sources will be linked below!
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For this year’s spring looks, I was inspired by the soft pinky peach of the ranunculus flowers I love (and would for sure kill if I didn’t use faux 😩).  I don’t use tons of bright colors for my base decor (rugs, furniture, etc), but it sure is fun to sprinkle it all around with low commitment items like throw pillows and faux florals.  😉  Spruced up the couch with some peachy pink pillows and filled up the vintage dough bowl with springtime blooms!
(🌸🌿Curious about my favorite faux florals and greens?  Check out this round up [HERE]! 🌿🌸 )

If we are buddies over on Instagram [CLICK HERE], you’ll recognize those vintage bottle chandeliers I made using herb drying racks and

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