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Make the Most of Your Living Room and Dining Room Combo

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Open floor plans and small spaces can make it difficult to delineate the living room and dining room. With no walls in between, the two rooms can merge together and pose a unique decorating dilemma. But here’s the good newsan open floor plan has more potential than challenges. The key is to maintain a consistent style and use furniture and accent pieces to define areas.

Here’s some quick living room/dining room combo ideas and how-to’s to turn a living/dining room combo into a beautiful space.

 

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How to Maximize Small Spaces

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of creating a living/dining room combo, let’s talk small space living. Small is the new big when it comes to house trends. Tiny houses are cropping up everywhere as more and more people embrace the “less is more” adage.

There’s a lot to learn from tiny house design. The key

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Living Rooms for Book Lovers

Despite living in this digital age of eReaders, nothing compares to the age old experience of thumbing through actual pages, captivated in the familiar scent of paper and ink. Home libraries and reading nooks still hold their popularity because as human beings we just love to be amongst these paper banks of knowledge, adventure and romance. A large home library spanning multiple walls can feel like a big hug around its inhabitant and can hold a lifetime of reading that allows the owner to delve into past pockets of information; a manifestation of their learning and exploration. So, let’s explore various styles of living rooms for book lovers…

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Living Room Built In Cabinets Design Ideas

A navy blue tassel throw blanket is draped over a wicker basket placed in front of white built-in living room cabinets finished with x-trim and mounted beneath built-in shelves.

Daley Home Design

Whtie foo dogs accent styled black built-in shelves lit by a picture light and fitted over black cabinets.

Jenn Feldman Designs

Arteriors Sabine Sconces light white built-in cabinets finished with seeded glass doors.

Ginny MacDonald

Styled white built-in shelves are mounted over white builtin cabinets fitted with x-front trim and oil rubbed bronze pulls.

Daley Home Design

Blue lacquered walls boast glossy blue built-in TV cabinets fitted with red pulls and fixed beneath a flat panel television mounted between glossy blue shelves.

Ariel Okin

White cabinets boasting seeded glass doors and vintage latch brushed nickel hardware are styled and positioned beneath a window flanked by bras sand glass sconces.

Ginny MacDonald

A fiddle leaf fig plant sits in

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30 Amazing Sunken Living Room Design Ideas (IMAGES) with Pros&Cons

A two-level living space (or sunken living room) was a huge trend in Mid-century architecture that is still popular nowadays as it brings some undisputable benefits to the table. A change of level can add more value to your design by making it more diverse and exciting. It can be used to define your living room areas and distinguish a certain part of your living space as more significant than the rest of it.

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This two-level area typically features a sunken space that has a greater ceiling height than the rest of the room, and that can be accessed by going down a couple of steps. A sunken living room area is a definite point of interest in any interior space and should therefore be properly designed in a way that will turn it into a jewel in its own right.

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50 Modern Living Rooms That Act As Your Home’s Centrepiece

The place where we all gather, laugh and play is undoubtedly the living room. The focal point of a home, its place between kitchen and bedroom acts as a natural centre, drawing guests from morning wake-ups to after-work nights in. These fifty modern living rooms show stretch in a variety of substrates and styles. Centre modern furniture around a cubic rug. Forge a concrete paradise with living walls astride couches. Go futuristic, with colourful clocks that shine metallic. Design your lounge creatively, using these fifty modern living rooms as examples.

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Living Room Layouts: How to Arrange Furniture

When it comes to decorating a home, there are few things more intimidating than standing in an empty room and not knowing where to start. There are so many things to consider—personal aesthetic, lifestyle, budget and more—but the best way to begin is with the furniture layout. In other words, determining the arrangement of sofas, chairs, tables, storage cabinets and anything else that is involved in the room’s floor plan (any item that touches the floor). We’ve compiled a simple guide to follow that works for every room in the house, starting with the living room. These living room layout ideas will make the job of arranging furniture and decorating your home easy and enjoyable.

Living Room Layouts

Measure the living room from wall to wall, making note of the length and width of the room.

First, draw a box, noting the measurements on all sides. Whether you create it on a

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45 Comfy Farmhouse Living Room Designs To Steal

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Farmhouse style is cute and cozy, it’s perfect for families as it creates a wonderful atmosphere. We’ve already discussed how to decorate a kitchen in this style, and now let’s have a look at a couple of living rooms. A living room that is a family room is created for spending time together with your family and friends, so turn it into a paradise of coziness: wooden ceiling beams, rustic shabby chic furniture, natural wood and stone in décor and an awesome stone fireplace. The color schemes can be different: calm and pastel or, on the contrary, bright and patterned – there are ideas for everybody, get inspired!

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Buffalo-check armchairs can easily become a focal point of your living room. This pattern is one of those farmhouse-icons you can't live without.

Buffalo-check armchairs can easily become a focal point of your living room. This pattern is one of those farmhouse-icons you can’t live without.

Fill the room with wildflower chintz patterns and you won't regret. It' look really cool and interesting. Wood-panelled walls is an another great feature that fit well into farmhouse interiors.

Fill the room with wildflower chintz patterns and you won’t regret. It’ look really cool and interesting. Wood-panelled walls

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16 Best Small Living Room Ideas

If your living room or family room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is spend time in there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small living room or small family room into a comfortable, stylish oasis for you and your house guests to enjoy.

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Let The Light Pour In

If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let it pour in to make the space feel more airy and open. Even if you don’t have large windows and tons of sunlight, choose lighter shades to maximize the light you do have. Semi-sheer shades like the ones in this living room designed by Barrie Benson will help,

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Showcase Design in Living Rooms

A showcase, by definition, is a glassed-in cabinet or display case for displaying delicate or valuable articles such as objects of art, trophies or memorabilia. In Kerala House Design, built-in showcases are often provided in the living room.

Following are the benefits of having a showcase-
1. An aesthetic showcase design will make an instant impression on guests giving an extra edge over the room decor.
2. Mementoes, awards, family heirlooms, curios and other memorabilia can be displayed on the showcases.
3. They are also ideal as bookshelves.

4. Antique showpieces, dinner sets, crockery etc. can also be kept in the showcase units.
5. They can also serve to protect the showpieces from dust and breakage.
6. An antique wooden showcase design is a catchy showpiece in itself.

7. There are also those that can accommodate television screens or home theatre systems as well.
8. Closed drawers and cabinets can

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Outdoor Living Construction, Pool & Patio

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 Your home is a reflection of you, an expression of your creativity. It all starts with the moment you arrive home, that first impression. At Creative Boundaries, we specialize in making your Outdoor Living project a special part of your home.

Creative Boundaries is a full-service outdoor contractor offering design consultation through specialty exterior construction. We have helped homeowners in Coppell, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake, Frisco – and other Dallas suburbs – realize their dream home. From custom patio structures and pergolas, to spectacular stonework and decorative concrete, opulent outdoor kitchens and living spaces. Most importantly, we work closely with each homeowner to truly understand their expectations and vision for the project. Then we work hard to exceed it.

To us, each outdoor living project, no matter how big or small, is an opportunity to create something unique. Creative Boundaries looks at angles and lighting and textures as they

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