Friday, February 28, 2014

Sleek, streamlined, and uncluttered, contemporary living room designs allow eyes and foot traffic to move freely through casual, comfortable furniture arrangements. Explore this contemporary living room ideas from BHG to find inspiration for fashioning pared down digs rendered in relaxing neutrals that put the spotlight on chromatic accessories and abstract artwork. See contemporary living rooms where steely gray walls highlight white leather sectionals and sandy shades quietly mix it up with pale ocean blues and sea green furnishings. Discover living room decor items that supply a contemporary kick, such as geometric-pattern textiles, sculptural metal lighting fixtures, sunburst mirrors, glass tables and shelves, and natural furniture finishes. Learn how repeating large blocks of one solid color, as sofas, rugs, focal walls, drapery panels, painted shelves, or lacquered cabinets, energizes contemporary living rooms without muting the volume of the room's modern vibes. Browse through our photos of living rooms to check out vintage cool spaces furnished with colorful midcentury chairs, steel-framed sofas, kidney shape coffee tables, and retro area rugs. See more conventional contemporary spaces where monochromatic schemes, spare furniture arrangements, and touchable textures combine to maximize the impact of this less is more decorating style.

Picking a favorite hue is one way to color a room. Another way.
Consider its sun exposure. Since North facing rooms enjoy limited sunlight, use reds and yellows to warm things up. Contemporary fabrics in vibrant hues not only energize this living room, they wake up classic furniture.

Light gray walls and charcoal upholstery make a chic neutral backdrop for vibrant pillows, colorful books, and shapely pottery in this urban living room.

Disguised beneath the trendy decor of this upscale living room are kid-friendly tricks that make the room look great and live easy. Durable micro suede and faux leather fabrics don't sacrifice luxury. An upholstered ottoman offers a kid-safe alternative to coffee table corners, and a stylish side table drum.

The overtly graphic lines of modern chairs and tables, paired with deep shades of vibrant colors, make a striking, fun statement in this family room.

This small sitting area, located in a master bedroom, offers a restful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday family life. A cozy love seat and cushy chair provide the perfect spot to relax with a good book. Patterned throw pillows and bold color accent pieces add a youthful energy to the space.

While a contemporary, less is more approach befits this living room's owners, a quirky Victorian chair nods to the home's roots and adds a playful touch.

Keeping true to the symmetric nature of 1930s Cape Cod Colonial architecture, contemporary design elements were arranged by pairs and in orderly fashion for an updated approach to the home's living room.

An eclectic blend of materials steel, linen, cowhide, and wood creates a contemporary but comfortable aesthetic that makes this family room very livable.

Mixing cheery with serious colors creates a sophisticated, playful vibe.
The living room's serious side resides within the cool gray walls, sofa, and area rug and the navy club chairs.
All the furniture circulates around a striking yellow ottoman, creating an intimate conversation area.
Bold pattern accent pillows bring all of the room's colors together, while chrome accessories add subtle sparkle.

A creative paint treatment emphasizes the height of this living room. The dramatic gold wall paint doesn’t extend from floor to ceiling, but instead begins just above the floor trim and ends just below the ceiling line. The unique treatment adds visual interest to the living room, which requires less adornment with wall art and decorative elements.

A living room decorated in a country theme can be warm and inviting. You don't need to live out in the sticks to benefit from a roaring log fire, rustic furniture and nature based decor. 
Country themed living rooms can be cost effective to produce, while being fun to design and put together. Gathering country cottage style furniture and decorations is a rewarding project. 
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This sunroom turned kid space is perfectly equipped for endless days of fun A small table in the center of the room can be used as a spot to play games and make crafts. A row of store bought cubbyhole shelves below one wall of windows offers plenty of storage space for kid friendly activities without interrupting the views to the outside.

This neutral living space looks anything but boring thanks to accessories featuring a blend of natural fibers and textures. A woven area rug adds warmth underfoot, while the rough cut stone fireplace surround adds contrast to white beaded-board walls.

Against a backdrop of imperfect plank siding walls and doorways outfitted with sliding barn doors, furnishings with more refined fabrics and finishes let comfort coexist with current design to create an everyday living room.

Amidst vintage wingback chairs and antique European accessories, a wicker crate mounted on wheels and repurposed as a charming coffee table reinforces that this is still the living room of a young, active family where casual elegance presides.

A comfortable sofa with an attached chaise lounge offers the perfect solution for incorporating plentiful seating in this small farmhouse family room with generous windows. Beamed ceilings and a burlap covered and antique wire light fixture keep in step with the room's farmhouse aesthetic.

A blend of character filled antiques, charming flea market finds, and everyday basics outfits this comfortable living room with French flair.

Grounded by reclaimed French terra cotta floor tiles and crowned by rustic beams, this sitting area exudes a gathered over time sensibility. The daybed is bracketed by newly built side rails that have been antiqued; the side chair is slipcovered in Belgian linen.

Small homes require a bit of creative thinking when it comes to carving out space. In this tiny living room, the homeowners created an office area by outfitting an unused closet with a built in desk and shelving. Concealing the workspace for visitors is as simple as closing the closet doors. 
A rug defines the seating area in the living room, which is tightly drawn together for easy conversation.

Offset the mellow stone walls and warm brick of a country inglenook fireplace with a cool Scandinavian colour palette of off-whites and blues. The antique Chesterfield sofa is covered in vintage Hungarian grain sacks.

Give your living room a taste of the good life with farmyard-inspired furnishings. Look out for animal-motif fabrics, put up pictures of your favourite pig breeds and pick up on the retro angle with a polka-dot throw and striped rug.

Cherished for its timeless livability, neutral wears well with everything, which is why a neutral living room is so appealing. From linen to taupe, dove gray to charcoal, neutral clad living rooms are warm, welcoming, and classic. Browse our photos of neutral living rooms for inspiring ways to blend style and sophistication in your home. Whether your style is classic, transitional, or modern, a neutral backdrop allows the perfect setup for upbeat colors and playful patterns without overwhelming the space. If you love the look of a bold accent wall or the pop of colorful pillows, our neutral living room ideas will help you discover new, powerful ways to punch up plain hues. In a neutral living room, center conversation on an eye-catching area rug with a chevron, striped, or geometric pattern and painted storage pieces. Anchor your living room with a pair of patterned armchairs to add contrast to a neutral color scheme. Create depth in a neutral living room by pairing white walls with dark furnishings. Install beaded board and millwork to instantly revive a bland ceiling and bare walls.
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A cozy arrangement of comfortable upholstered pieces encourages gathering for good company in this living room. When it's movie time, built in cabinetry next to the fireplace reveals a pop up TV.

A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral-color fabric subtly soften the large windows.

With no architectural features such as a fireplace or built ins as a natural focal point, furniture and artwork create the missing element.
The matching cabinets add height to the boxy room, and the mirrored doors reflect light and space.

Inspired by a family painting showcased over the fireplace, this family room features upholstery in simple neutrals with staying power, while pillows and accessories splash color from the artwork around the room. The casual, relaxed setting fits a young, active family.

While a crisp black and white palette grounds this family room in sophistication, fearless sprinkles of lime green (prompted by painting the back of the built in bookshelves) make the gathering spot fun and inviting. Plump khaki brown armchairs invite comfortable lounging, while traditional details like the fireplace surround and damask print curtains give the room an elegant edge, which creates a space that is designed for both casual and formal gatherings.

Oversize plush chairs resting in a palette of warm wood tones creates this cozy, masculine sitting room that harkens relaxation.

Repeating similar elements at different places throughout a room brings visual unison. In this attractive living room, the prominent weathered wood mirror on the mantel links to a worn coffee table, while woven baskets reflect the sisal floorcovering. Gray built-ins and aubergine-meets-brown chairs add a bit of color to the neutral space.

Arrangement of the sofa and area rug give this seating area its own identity from the kitchen, while a neutral palette across the spaces embraces the open floor plan. Dusty plum pillows and a furry gray pouf give the neutral room a sense of dimension.

Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room. A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.

This renovated basement makes excellent use of previously unused living space. Two walls covered with stone add natural texture and hint at the underground location of the room.
Other walls were left white to prevent the space from looking cavelike and cramped.
Neutral furniture also helps keep the space feeling open and inviting.

An open floor plan paves the way for family gatherings in this spacious living area. Creamy whites and natural wood tones unite the living room and adjoining kitchen. 
Minimal accessories ensure the space doesnat look cluttered and cramped.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."

After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.

If you're trying to choose the best traditional living room furniture, you may think about the colors and patterns that meet your preference and will blend with the rest of your home.
You may want to consider which style you like as well. The best traditional living room furniture will fit into your living room and allow the room to look spacious. You should also give some thought to durability and comfort. Price can be a factor as you compare furniture sets.

 Some people see their living room as the focus of their home. Your traditional living room furniture should be a pattern or color that you enjoy and that will set the theme of the house. You may want to go with solid colored furniture and use decorative pillows and paintings to give the room more texture. You could also choose a patterned fabric for the furniture and use solids to decorate the rest of the room. Many people will mix and match solids and patterns to create the best living room.

You may have a specific style in mind for your traditional living room furniture. Some people prefer a black and white living room, while others enjoy splashes of color such as an art deco living room. Depending upon the rest of the house, you may enjoy a themed living room. This could include a country living room or a contemporary living room.

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Elegant, traditional furnishings complement the ornate architecture of this formal living.

This generous family room is filled with places to gather for good conversation or simply relax. The coveted spot is a perch on the window seat spanning the wall of glass with a great view.

The homeowner took inspiration from her wardrobe favorites to outfit her fashion forward living room in muted spice tones with splashes of turquoise. She balanced solids and patterns like she would her attire and used details such as a colorful tassel trim on the curtains to pull the room together like a stylish scarf puts the finishing touch on an outfit.

The space off the kitchen in this active home truly needed to function as a "family" room—where busy kids could romp or pass through from the outdoors, and Mom and Dad could enjoy fuss free living. The answer was deep, dirt disguising colors and wipeable and washable materials, all with a stylish finish.

A whimsical paper lantern light fixture plays up the Asian influence accents that add character to this traditionally furnished sitting room. Orange and red pieces pop against the playful green walls.

Reversing the traditional role of neutral walls with colored furnishings, this living room boasts a soft green backdrop that shows off upholstery pieces in tailored linen color fabrics. A punch of color and pattern on the ottoman coffee table draws the green into the room.

Artful do it yourself projects take this sitting room from plain Jane to personality packed. Wallpaper scraps become graphic pieces of framed art, fabric dresses up a simple lampshade, and a little paint and upholstery elbow grease updates a flea market find footstool.

This cozy cottage living room came together with easy do it yourself projects. Slipcovers breath new life into outdated chairs (one was simply sewn from a canvas drop cloth). Sunny punches of bright yellow energize the classic blue and white scheme and add modern graphic interest fashioned from white paint on yellow fabric.

An oversize ottoman functions as extra seating, a cozy footrest, and a catch all for a variety of small accessories in this stylish living space.
Golden damask draperies add a splash of contrast to the room's cool color palette.

Discreet storage packed into a couple core furniture pieces, such as the coffee table and sofa table, adds great functionality to this family room gathering hub.
A color palette of dusty sky blue and pumpkin orange is accented by a chocolate brown to create a scheme that's classic, yet family oriented.

A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral color fabric subtly soften the large windows.

Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room.
A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.

Mixing cheery with serious colors creates a sophisticated, playful vibe. The living room's serious side resides within the cool gray walls, sofa, and area rug and the navy club chairs. All the furniture circulates around a striking yellow ottoman, creating an intimate conversation area. Bold pattern accent pillows bring all of the room's colors together, while chrome accessories add subtle sparkle.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cheap doesn't have to mean ugly, broken or disheveled. Choosing cheap living room furniture can be as easy as waiting for the right time, searching through stores, garage sales and online or making a careful inspection of each piece. Haggling well can also help when purchasing the furniture.

 One way to choose cheap living room furniture is to comparison shop. Look through various furniture websites in addition to sales fliers that come with newspapers. If a store or company seems extremely out of price range, so much so that even getting steep discounts wouldn't help, there are many more that are more affordable. Make a list of options that are more in the appropriate price range so, if a discount is possible, it is an added bonus.

 Surprisingly, garage sales and thrift stores can have quite a selection of beautiful living room furniture. In some cases, the only reason the previous owners gave away or are selling the pieces is because it was too expensive to move to a new location, they wanted something different or they were downsizing. These are places to haggle, especially when buying several pieces from the same location — ask if it's possible for a bulk rate. Make sure not to let anyone put pressure to buy any pieces that don't seem less than perfect for your home.

They've been around forever, but candle sconces are still brilliant for adding ambience without calling an electrician.

An extra large mat is a simple trick for giving a small photo or piece of art big presence.

Add one woven or wicker chair to a room. Spray paint it a great color, and you have both seating and an element of surprise.

Have a card you can't bear to throw away? Put it in a frame or easier yet  perch it on a little easel, and you've got art.

Plants are an underappreciated decorating tool. They bring life and color to a room, they're relatively inexpensive, and they're good for you, too.

A corbel is a clever perch for an accessory. Painted a bright color, it draws attention to whatever you put on it.

In place of a predictable coffee table, use two inexpensive side tables. Outline the edges with strips of nailhead trim for a high end look.

Remove the jackets, then group books by color, standing some upright and stacking others. Shelves will seem more organized and have an artistic, color blocked look.