Living room

Ideas for creating inviting living spaces that are stylish, comfortable and functional for every occasion.

Chic and Charming Farmhouse Style for Every Taste

Chic farmhouse style
Farmhouse style is classic and comforting.  It encompasses interiors that reveal history and those that are fresh and new.  There is a certain chic and charming farmhouse style for every taste, from classic to industrial and modern.  Here we examine interiors that evoke fresh and classic farmhouse style alongside a more modern farmhouse aesthetic.  Which farmhouse style suits you? With...

Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A blend of actual sculpture and sculptured furnishings bring interest to this room
Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let's explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact...

Designing with Pastels for Summer

Beautiful pastel living room
Summer is just around the corner and this means it is time to lighten up the home.  Take down those heavy window treatments, throw slip covers on your furniture and lighten up the color palette.  Designing with pastels for summer is one way to breathe fresh life into your home and get ready for the warmer months.  Here are...

Creating a Cozy Corner Retreat in Your Home

A cozy corner retreat
Everyone needs a little space now and again to escape and a quiet corner of the room may be all it takes.  Whether it is to snuggle up with a good book or quietly enjoy a cup of tea, creating a cozy corner retreat in your home can give you the "me" space you need.  Here are a few cozy corner retreats to inspire...

15 Rooms That Surprise and Delight

Delightfully different interior design
What surprises you in interior design?  Are there rooms that simply stand out and give you pause?  In interior design, there is no limit to the imagination and effort that goes into the creative pursuit of the most chic and stylish unique rooms.  Here are fifteen rooms that surprise and delight with their unique brand of design.  It may...

12 Rooms to Inspire a Spring Interior Re-do

Light and fresh interior for spring
Fresh, bright color combinations Spring is a time of renewal and awakening.  All around we see the trees and flowers bursting to life and the colors exploding.  This outdoor rebirth inspires us to freshen up our homes; to brighten the colors and lighten the mood.  Here are twelve rooms to inspire a spring interior re-do. Fresh, bright color combinations are an instant...

10 Rooms with Mid-Century Modern Glamour

Mid-century modern glamour
Although the mid-century modern style is known for its simple, classic lines and smooth profile, there are ways to make it glamorous.  By implementing new colors, bold prints and sumptuous fabrics, the timeless pieces of mid-century design are transformed.  Gleaming metallic finishes on lighting and accessories make the mid-century silhouette stand out.  See how to transform this iconic style in the following ten...

Sophisticated Feminine Interiors for the Modern Woman

Sophisticated feminine interior
There are many sides to the sophisticated woman.  She loves the classics but sometimes longs for an eclectic mix of style.  She sometimes wants to break free of preconceived notions and be bold and colorful.  Sophisticated feminine interiors are at once beguiling and chic.  They appeal with an overall sense of style but on closer observation you may discover...

Masculine Interiors for the Sophisticated Modern Man

Masculine interior
The sophisticated modern man is not necessarily all about man caves, pool tables and other clichés that drive the male persona.  Today's sophisticated man is about high levels of taste and quality in a home interior.  He seeks comfort and functionality in design.  Let's explore masculine interiors for the sophisticated modern man. Black painted trim or black walls are a sophisticated alternative...

Upholstered Walls for Sophisticated Glamour

Upholstered wall
There are many ways to update your walls.  You can paint, paper, panel or install murals.  To achieve a look of luxury, you can upholster your walls or simply use fabric to cover one wall for an accent.  Here is a selection of upholstered walls for sophisticated glamour in your home. One way to achieve the sophisticated look of upholstered...

Curved Sofas for a Cozy and Welcoming Seating Area

Curve sofa makes for a cozy room
Curves are a pleasing shape in the home - the soft curve of an arm rest or a chair, the curve of bent wood or even the walls of a certain room.  Curved sofas appear welcoming and cozy.  They are graceful and charming or modern and hip.  If you have a living room that is challenging to arrange or...

20 Rooms That Make You Say Ahhh…

Stunning interior
Sometimes you enter a home or see an interior in a magazine that just makes you stare in wonderment.  There is just something about the space that is instantly appealing.  The lighting, the design, the furnishings and accessories all come together in a way that is inspiring and just right.  You imagine walking into these rooms and finding yourself letting...

The Versatility and Allure of Leather Seating

Leather seating in the modern home
Leather seating is a classic that fits into every style.  Whether you prefer the classic tufted Chesterfield sofa or the smooth lines of a modern design, leather seating is a comfortable and stylish feature in interiors.  Here we look at the versatility and allure of leather seating in the modern home. Leather seating fits well within the industrial styled home.  It...

Seating 101: Choosing Between Sofa Styles

Mid-Century Modern living room (belfortfurniturebuzz).
A sofa is a sofa is a sofa, right? Absolutely not! This attitude can lead to over-paying, clashing furniture, and confusion. We are proud to present "Seating 101", a guide to the most popular sofa styles from which you can learn not only the names of the sofa but the origin, approximate price range, and style it best befits....

Gorgeous and Affordable Crystal Chandeliers Under $400

Twinkling Crystal Chandeliers (homemadelectronica).
Crystal chandeliers are available in nearly every style and provide a home with grandiosity and sparkle. Many homeowners see lighting with strings of twinkling crystals and assume that they can't afford anything of the like. This is a reasonable assumption as affordable crystal chandeliers are not incredibly common, however if you know where to look there are plenty of...

How to Easily Decorate Living Room By Season

Seasonal Overview (Houzz, World Effect, & Wayfair)
Your home should be a reflection of your life. Your day to day activities should not clash with your interior. Therefore, having bright blue decor during the fall can feel a bit off. If you decorate living room by season, your room will feel like an extension of the outdoors. Starting off with a neutral room is the best...

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone.  When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room.  In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...