Living Room Walls

Living Room Walls

1 Of 51 Repurposed Bar CartSetting up a booze station on your bar cart is a no brainer — but using it as an end table (especially when space is limited) to display blooms, art and coffee table books is just genius. Emily Johnston 2 Of 51 Low FurnitureShort pieces, like this tufted couch, keep an open floor plan cozy. Use area rugs to define individual “rooms” within the space. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 51 Navy WallsGive beige a break. Dramatic hues can drench a large living room, like this inky wallpaper. The deep blue provides a surprisingly neutral backdrop. Kate Osborne 4 Of 51 Comfy SeatingYour style may be posh, your furniture can still be cozy. Plush sofas and armchairs rule the roost in Ellen Pompeo’s L.A. home. “It’s fancy in a cool way, not in an ‘I can’t sit there’ way,” she says. Art StreiberAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 51 Chic StorageNeed space, stat? Swap boring shelving for more decorative options, then load up on fabric boxes or baskets to hide an overflow of knick knacks. Kate Osborne 6 Of 51 Slim FootprintSave square footage without sacrificing seating by using dining chairs in the living room. A rattan-and-cane perch takes up less real estate than a traditional recliner. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 51 Family-FriendlyYep, white furniture can work in a house with kids. Just choose durable fabrics (a leather couch) and surfaces (the plastic rocker, the lacquer table) that wipe clean easily. Lisa Romerein 8 Of 51 Statement RugThe key to subtle color lays at your feet. A patterned carpet plays up the neutral furniture in a New Jersey home, while a similarly-hued pillow adds another punch to the armchair. Kelsey Rose for HomepolishAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 51 Fast FixesMakeover a room by rethinking the pieces you already have. Use up leftover wall paint on the frame of an old chair or refresh curtains and pillows by sewing fancy trim along the edge. Mike Garten 10 Of 51 Subtle Pattern Avoid future boredom with calm colors using texture and pattern. In a dreamy beach house, muted prints in the same palette keep a neutral room from looking bland. Lisa Romerein Next Gallery 50+ Clever DIYs That Started With Old Clothes That stretched-out sweater has a whole new life awaiting it. By Brie Dyas GIF Of 51 Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Logo Presented by Created by Created by Good Housekeeping for From Good Housekeeping for
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Living Room Walls

1 Of 51 Repurposed Bar CartSetting up a booze station on your bar cart is a no brainer — but using it as an end table (especially when space is limited) to display blooms, art and coffee table books is just genius. Emily Johnston 2 Of 51 Low FurnitureShort pieces, like this tufted couch, keep an open floor plan cozy. Use area rugs to define individual “rooms” within the space. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 51 Navy WallsGive beige a break. Dramatic hues can drench a large living room, like this inky wallpaper. The deep blue provides a surprisingly neutral backdrop. Kate Osborne 4 Of 51 Comfy SeatingYour style may be posh, your furniture can still be cozy. Plush sofas and armchairs rule the roost in Ellen Pompeo’s L.A. home. “It’s fancy in a cool way, not in an ‘I can’t sit there’ way,” she says. Art StreiberAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 51 Chic StorageNeed space, stat? Swap boring shelving for more decorative options, then load up on fabric boxes or baskets to hide an overflow of knick knacks. Kate Osborne 6 Of 51 Slim FootprintSave square footage without sacrificing seating by using dining chairs in the living room. A rattan-and-cane perch takes up less real estate than a traditional recliner. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 51 Family-FriendlyYep, white furniture can work in a house with kids. Just choose durable fabrics (a leather couch) and surfaces (the plastic rocker, the lacquer table) that wipe clean easily. Lisa Romerein 8 Of 51 Statement RugThe key to subtle color lays at your feet. A patterned carpet plays up the neutral furniture in a New Jersey home, while a similarly-hued pillow adds another punch to the armchair. Kelsey Rose for HomepolishAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 51 Fast FixesMakeover a room by rethinking the pieces you already have. Use up leftover wall paint on the frame of an old chair or refresh curtains and pillows by sewing fancy trim along the edge. Mike Garten 10 Of 51 Subtle Pattern Avoid future boredom with calm colors using texture and pattern. In a dreamy beach house, muted prints in the same palette keep a neutral room from looking bland. Lisa Romerein Next Gallery 50+ Clever DIYs That Started With Old Clothes That stretched-out sweater has a whole new life awaiting it. By Brie Dyas
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Living Room Walls

1 Of 51 Repurposed Bar CartSetting up a booze station on your bar cart is a no brainer — but using it as an end table (especially when space is limited) to display blooms, art and coffee table books is just genius. Emily Johnston 2 Of 51 Low FurnitureShort pieces, like this tufted couch, keep an open floor plan cozy. Use area rugs to define individual “rooms” within the space. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 51 Navy WallsGive beige a break. Dramatic hues can drench a large living room, like this inky wallpaper. The deep blue provides a surprisingly neutral backdrop. Kate Osborne 4 Of 51 Comfy SeatingYour style may be posh, your furniture can still be cozy. Plush sofas and armchairs rule the roost in Ellen Pompeo’s L.A. home. “It’s fancy in a cool way, not in an ‘I can’t sit there’ way,” she says. Art StreiberAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 51 Chic StorageNeed space, stat? Swap boring shelving for more decorative options, then load up on fabric boxes or baskets to hide an overflow of knick knacks. Kate Osborne 6 Of 51 Slim FootprintSave square footage without sacrificing seating by using dining chairs in the living room. A rattan-and-cane perch takes up less real estate than a traditional recliner. Jason HartogAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 51 Family-FriendlyYep, white furniture can work in a house with kids. Just choose durable fabrics (a leather couch) and surfaces (the plastic rocker, the lacquer table) that wipe clean easily. Lisa Romerein 8 Of 51 Statement RugThe key to subtle color lays at your feet. A patterned carpet plays up the neutral furniture in a New Jersey home, while a similarly-hued pillow adds another punch to the armchair. Kelsey Rose for HomepolishAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 51 Fast FixesMakeover a room by rethinking the pieces you already have. Use up leftover wall paint on the frame of an old chair or refresh curtains and pillows by sewing fancy trim along the edge. Mike Garten 10 Of 51 Subtle Pattern Avoid future boredom with calm colors using texture and pattern. In a dreamy beach house, muted prints in the same palette keep a neutral room from looking bland. Lisa Romerein
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Living Room Walls

This section contains the living room on the first floor and the master suite above, as well as a staircase connecting the two. “The client had work done on the living room upon moving in, including adding all of the bookshelves, so all that was really required here was refinishing the floors, changing the paint palette and adding lighting to illuminate the books and art,” Smith says.
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Living Room Walls

Stools or ottomans work wonderfully in small spaces. Easy to move in, out and around your living room, these multitasking pieces will never be out of work in a small living room. Tip: If you can afford to, hire a decorator to design a custom-made ottoman. Ask for an ottoman that is soft enough to put your feet on but sturdy enough to hold a tray, and can also store books or blankets and tuck into a corner when necessary.
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AFTER: While shopping with the client, Burnham spotted a lovely fretwork-adorned armoire, but it was too tall for the living room. “I thought, ‘Why don’t we just put a pattern directly on the wall?’” says Burnham. She worked with modeling software to come up with the perfect design. Then she had a slim, simple molding applied to panels of MDF that were mounted to the wall. “The house was old, and the walls were uneven.
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Living Room Walls

If you’re a Formal Transitionalist: Your pillows are perfectly coordinating with a more modern flair in the patterns and styles. The living room shown here has a strategic layout of pillows, requiring some thought and planning, that resulted in a gorgeous collection of pillows that suits the room beautifully.
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Living Room Walls

Neutrals and pastels – Sometimes, the best colour scheme doesn’t actually involve much colour. Layering neutrals creates a very soothing and inviting atmosphere and can make a room feel much lighter and brighter. If your walls are off-white or builder-beige, avoid using the same colour on your soft furnishing or it will all look too beige and boring.
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This living room provides another example of symmetry. Two side tables with matching lamps balance the sofa. Additional seating, the parallel accent chairs, complete the scheme.
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In a California living room, Chloe Warner conjures a fresh take on classic red, white and blue. A Stark indoor-outdoor rug is topped by a custom Merida rug that was designed by Warner and inspired by inkblots. “I painted a watercolor, played with it in Photoshop and sent it off,” she says.