In this refreshing lemonade-hued room, cheery yellow walls create a soothing canvas for fabrics and furnishings just a shade or two brighter. The rug and wood floor play off the warm sunshiny vibe of the room.
A garage-sale daybed piled with oversize pillows is a lounger's dream in this living room, while a small dining set offers a sunny spot to eat. We love the overhead swag of paper cutouts that draw the line between nap and lunch, and the layered patterns that make this simple rooms sing. Worn textiles—Navajo rugs, a grandmother's patchwork quilt—provide an overall theme.
Mix up vintage and new pieces in your living room, like this glamorous white sofa juxtaposed with reupholstered chartreuse French chairs.
Tetrix Apartment Sofa, Carter Furniture
Throw pillows, Perch
White Truffault Lamp, Kenneth Wingard
Cowhide Rug, Jayson Home & Garden
Drapes, Fabric by Windsor Smith for Kravet Design, Pelagos.3 pattern in lime
To give this formerly stuffy cottage more personality, this homeowner went to town splashing color, pattern and texture wherever she could. From the Moroccan graphic on the formerly beige sofa, to the touchable ottoman to the mash-up of blues and reds, strong colors and textures inject a sense of fun.
Cool gray cement is softened by inviting colors and a branch sculpture centerpiece hanging over the kitchen.
A studded wing chair nestles into the corner of a cyan accent wall that stands in opposition to the starkness ruling the remainder of the space.
Express an open-air feel in your living room by bringing in outdoor chairs and a table, overlying a light colored rug on top of an existing one and replacing heavy window treatments with light and breezy fabric.
A light-colored sofa and white Ikea draperies pop against ripe, red wallpaper, charcoal walls and black accents in this Gothic-inspired living room.
Gray wood paneling sets the landscape for a room with many personalities that can be calm and peaceful or modern and sophisticated.
Sprouts of magenta on a white landscape transform a living room into one collective blossoming flower.
Matching woven storage bins hide unsightly electronic components and lighten up the expansive black entertainment unit.
Monochromatic colors take a backseat to silver vases and decorative bowls that stand out on tables spread evenly throughout the living room space.
Shades of yellow effect a sandy beach feel under sweeping windows complimented by rugged wooden beams.
The combination of purple and yellow with gold undertones is about as regal as it gets; keep it royal chic by adding modern pillows and retain some drama with floor-to-ceiling drapes.
Exposed brick walls counteract the modernity of an L-shaped couch engulfing a petite glass bistro table nestled atop a tripod stand.
February 21, 2012 2:43 PM
White sofas? Never, never, never
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