Living room

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

Mural Wallpaper Designs for 2015

Wallpaper is used worldwide to decorate interior walls (and sometimes furniture) in homes, shops, offices, and public spaces. The style, price, and appearance of different wallpapers will vary dramatically, and as a consequence different styles will be popular at different times. Most shops will differentiate their wallpapers on ‘stripes’, ‘plain’, floral’, ‘polka’, ‘damask’, and ‘conversational’. Most distinctions will also be...

Creating a Functional Entertaining Space

‘Tis the season to entertain.  Not everyone has a dedicated space for entertaining but there are ways to adapt the space you do have.  Large or small, rooms can be transformed for a party with just a few simple adjustments in layout and functional additions. Keep an open flow throughout the space for guests to move about freely.  Provide areas of...

Fresh, Fuss-Free Living Rooms

Clean and fresh interior design
Some interiors just make you want to sigh and settle right in.  They give off a vibe of fresh, clean, fuss-free living.  These rooms are designed with a light touch, with nothing extra in the mix.  This design aesthetic can be accomplished in homes of every style, be it modern, traditional, contemporary or transitional.  Here is a selection of fresh,...

5 Reasons to Love Marble in Your Home

Black marble floors give this room a sleek, modern flair with classic drama
Marble has been used to enhance interiors for hundreds of years.  It is a luxury feature in many homes, including bathrooms, kitchens and central living areas.  Marble looks sleek in modern interiors and comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colors.  Here are five reasons to love marble in your home. 1. Floors Marble floors are elegant and sleek.  Marble...

Eclectic Tile Designs

Tiles are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without worrying about what a spilled drink or fallen spaghetti will do to it. Tiles are one of the best floors you can have in your home as they are sturdy, smooth and easy to clean or replace, unlike carpeting or hardwood floors.  Most homeowners just consider tiles...

10 Gorgeous Living Room Designs for the Modern Woman

Gorgeus living room- picture taken by photographer Lasse Lerdahl (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brandnewbrain/2302104436/in/photostream/)
What qualities define the modern woman? The answer lies in a quote by William Moulton Marston. “...a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman”. Marston was a psychologist and comic book writer. He was the creator of Wonder Woman. Therefore, the modern woman is strong, independent yet feminine. What...

4 Tips for an Impressive Living Room

As a homeowner, you should know that a stunning living room is what really defines a house. Of course, people can always appreciate the exterior of your home, but it’s actually the living room that makes the biggest impression. One thing’s for sure, your living room serves as the first stage to a home visit. It’s where you serve tea...

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...

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...

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...

Dark Glamour Inspired by Halloween

Gothic entryway
Inspired by Halloween, let's explore some dark interiors that bring out the glamour.  Not all dark interiors inspire chills.  These rooms exhibit a chic and dramatic side to darkness.  Rich textiles, dark painted walls and accents that highlight the use of a dark palette give these rooms a distinct appeal. Glossy dark wood wall panels, richly patterned flooring and bold accent furniture...

20 Quirky, Funky and Cool Rooms to Love

Fun and quirky interior
There are many styles of interior design and some would say there are rules that should be followed in order to create spaces that are successful from a design point of view.  Then there are rooms that throw all those rules away and blend color, quirky accents, pattern and disparate objects to create a cohesive and fun space.  Here are 20...

Boost Your Interiors with Color

Bright colors enliven this living room
Color.  So much can be said of this design staple.  Color can transform a room.  Color can add personality and style.  Color can ignite creativity and inspire new ways to see your interiors.  Color can wake up spaces, infusing your surroundings with life and pizazz.  Let's explore some rooms that have embraced color and learn how you can boost...

Metallic Wallpaper for Dimension and Shimmer

Chic and sophisticated metallic wallpaper
Metallic wallpaper is trending this year and the selection of styles and patterns is better than ever.  Glistening metallic enlivens a space and gives it dimension and textural appeal.  Whether it's for the living room, dining room, bedroom or bath, metallic wallpaper sets the tone for a chic aesthetic.  Here are examples of metallic wallpaper for adding shimmer, character and...

Designing Around the Television

The television integrates into this room design
Most homes today have at least one television.  Designing around the television can sometimes pose a challenge when the room is used for more than just screen entertainment.  You can either integrate the television into the room design, conceal it when not in use or simply hide it in plain sight.  Here are ways to take the challenge out of...

Creating an Art Deco Living Room

Art Deco style was born in France before the First World War, but it reached the mainstream by the 1920s and was a style phenomenon in the Western world. It’s never really died, but today it's experiencing a booming renaissance in popularity. Art Deco is memorable for dramatic and brooding décor, with a range of luxury textures from gloss to suede,...

5 easy ways to spice up your living room

If a home is a fort for the family, the living room certainly is the heart of it. This is the space where everyone in the family come together and weave memories and live perhaps one of their best moments.  Since a lot of time is spent in these spaces in every house, a lot of attention and detail...

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....
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