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23 Beautiful Formal Living Room Ideas

  Welcome to our curated site of beautiful formal living rooms. Be sure to scroll through our hand picked interior photos so you can read all about the designs. You can also click on any links to view additional designs and read about further architectural details and resources. We hope to inspire and ignite creativity …

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Woman Creates an Attractive Bohemian-Style Coffee Table with $35 Wicker Basket

I grew up with a mom who loved to DIY anything she could get her hands on. Sometimes she would create something spectacular and other times it was just interesting. One thing I can agree on is that whatever she did, it was always inventive and most certainly ignited creativity in me. I get a …

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5 Trends on Maximizing Available Space in Living Rooms

The living room is where most people spend a good portion of their free time, which means it’s quite easy for this busy space to feel cluttered or cramped. Fortunately, the right type of design can help you to maximize the available space you have, regardless of the size. So, what are some trends in …

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What’s Trending in Living Room Lighting for 2023?

Lighting plays an integral role in the functionality and overall appearance of any space. When it comes to what’s trending in living room lighting for 2023, what can you expect for the new year? Whether you’re aiming for an ultra-modern look or you’re still a fan of farmhouse chic, here are some of the hottest …

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25 Contemporary Living Room Ideas Shine Light on Design

Contemporary refers to what’s “current” in design. It’s not the same thing as modern living room design, although many people use the two terms interchangeably. Part of the contemporary living room design aesthetic is smoothness. Large surfaces should be smooth, with minimal variation in texture and ideally use of only one color. The concept enables …

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10 Living Rooms with Concrete Walls that Actually Look Amazing

Bare concrete as a living room isn’t on most people’s minds when choosing wall materials. It really isn’t but as you’ll see here, bare concrete can look really good in an array of living room styles.   IMO, in order for concrete to work as a living room wall it really needs other warmer materials in …

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Carpet vs. Area Rug for the Living Room? What’s Better?

The debate between ‘should I go with an area rug or install a wall-to-wall carpet’, is still alive and kicking. You might be surprised to know there is actually a big difference between the two. Occasionally, when I’m working on sourcing area rugs with clients, they will refer to them as carpet. I am here …

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26 Different Living Room Accessories – The Ultimate List

If you are anything like me, you want your living room to be an inviting and comfortable place. I can tell you that I spent countless hours looking for the perfect items to decorate my living room. I had a lot of fun watching home makeover shows and scrolling social media to get new ideas.  …

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Should Living Room Furniture be the Same Height?

Should living room furniture be the same height? My first response to that is, why, and what would the fun of that be? I think a bit of height variety keeps things interesting when it comes to setting up a place to relax for you and your household and guests. The Golden Ratio 1:1.618 represents …

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Do Living Room Curtains Have to Touch the Floor? What’s a Good Length?

If you’re anything like me, you love natural light. I am a huge fan of opening up the windows and letting the glorious light shine through. I also love the freedom to close my windows when I choose. The idea that someone might be able to peep through my windows at night time is creepy. …

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Where Can You Put a Console Table in Your Living Room?

Giving your living room a splash of life and accent comes with great furniture pieces. You can embellish any style or theme in your living room with the help of a console table. A thin but open table, the console table is a piece that can be flexible to your needs and also come in …

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Is Semi-Gloss Paint Okay in the Living Room?

Besides choosing the right color, it’s important to pick the right finish. A nice finish is what finalizes the overall look of the painted surface. But different finishes will look nicer and function better in different sectors of your home. Glossy finishes, like semi-gloss, aren’t the best option to use for major areas of the living room. …

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Is it Okay to Put a Mirror in Your Living Room? If So, Why?

Some people might say that you should only put mirrors in bathrooms or bedrooms and never in living rooms. I personally think they belong in dining rooms more, but some exceptions may apply, such as when a living room connects with a dining room. Related To: Where Can You Put a Mirror in a Bedroom? …

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Do Living Room Windows Need Curtains?

While it’s not a requirement to hang curtains in your living room, window treatments offer all kinds of benefits. Not only can curtains enhance your living room decor, but they can provide privacy and even protect your furniture! Curtains come in countless colors, styles, and materials, which means you’ll be able to choose something that’s …

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Does Your Living Room Need to Have a Coffee Table? Alternatives?

Your living room absolutely does not need a coffee table, although you might feel that having one is necessary. If you’re asking about it though, you might be ready to try, or even prefer, some alternatives and that can be the perfect opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. Whether or not you need a coffee …

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What Can You Do With Two Living Rooms?

I’ve written about a few celebrity mansions, and the things they do with all those thousands of square feet is a jaw-dropping thing to see. Of course, celebrities often have hundreds of people in that space, so it would make sense to have tons of seating, tables on which to put their drinks, and home …

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What Can You Do with an Empty Living Room? Ideas

It was known as the death room until the late 20th century. Thankfully, today, the living room is a space used by family members to unwind or socialize. But you shouldn’t feel tied down to that either. In reality, there are an infinite number of ways you can fill the space of an empty living …

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How Tall Should the Living Room and Table Lamps Be?

The short answer is that the combined height of the end table and lamp should be the same height as any floor lamps in the living room; or the bottom of the shade should be eye level when you’re seated on the couch. The long answer is not so straight forward. What if I don’t have …

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Is it Okay to Put a Dresser in Your Living Room? If So, Why?

Should you put a dresser in the living room? Usually, long chests of drawers work best in the living room, especially when converted into a media center or credenza. I’ve also seen some nightstands used as an end table with storage space. But what about the upright dresser? From Long Dresser to Media Center Source: …

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How Much Seating Should You Have in a Living Room?

Having enough seating is an essential aspect of a comfortable living room. But you also don’t want to overcrowd the space and make it difficult to host guests or move around comfortably. So that begs the question. How much seating should you have in your living room? It depends on various factors, such as the …

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Why Were Sunken Living Rooms so Popular? What Happened to Them?

The sunken living room, often used interchangeably with the sunken lounge, or conversation pit, saw its heyday in the 1950’s and gradually fell off by the end of the 1970’s. According to a 1963 TIME magazine article, sunken living rooms were already on the way out and the once popular conversation pit was becoming just a …

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Is Vinyl Flooring Good for Living Rooms?

Vinyl flooring has many attractive benefits for homeowners, including durability and easy maintenance. They are perfect for pet owners or families with young children who want resilient flooring to stand up against scuffs and spills. But vinyl flooring isn’t necessarily appropriate in every room. Here is a closer look at whether or not vinyl flooring …

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Does Your Living Room Need A Couch? Is It Necessary? Alternatives?

I’ve lived in houses with full suites of furniture. I’ve also lived in tiny apartments that offered little space for a sofa. I’ve lived with camping chairs, bean bag chairs, and outsized cushions on the floor of the living room. No, a sofa in the living room isn’t necessary. Your furnishings depend on the space …

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Can an Armoire Go in a Living Room?

When you think of storing tools and weapons, you may not immediately think of a dresser or an armoire. However, the word armoire is derived from the French word “armarie”, which essentially stood for a closet or storage space designed for both weapons and tools. Today, armoires are typically thought of as larger dressers or …

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Can You Use a Humidifier in the Living Room?

Humidity plays a major role in how we live and breathe each day. Without properly balanced humidity, you may find your throat dry or you might find yourself uncomfortable with dry skin and irritation. If you are thinking of investing in a humidifier, you may be wondering if the living room is the right location …

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Does it Look Bad to Have a Desktop Computer Set Up in the Living Room?

Keeping a computer in the living room can make a house feel a lot more like an office than a home, but there are ways to incorporate a computer into a living room without it feeling so intrusive. The recent Covid epidemic made many people accept some unusual living situations.  Between extra roommates or family …

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Is it Stylish to Put a Bar Or Bar Cart in a Formal Living Room (Or is it Bad Taste)?

Style is a matter of getting the perfect balance between creativity and confidence. I find it stylish to place a bar or bar cart in a formal living room. It presents slight oddness that, when perfectly utilized, can deliver a unique focal point in your home décor. Besides, the shelves offer additional storage space to …

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The History of the Conversation Pit – And Why It’s on a Comeback

You’ve probably seen it in movies from the 60’s, or heard it mentioned jokingly in conversation: the conversation pit is infamous, yet not many of us know the real history behind it. And, are there any that still exist today? Let’s find out! Origins and Inspiration:  Also known as recessed seating, the conversation pit seems …

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Is a Bean Bag Chair a Terrible Idea for the Living Room?

A bean bag chair is typically regarded as a piece of furniture meant for a teenager’s bedroom or for families who have dinner parties with other people who have children. However, some right styles could provide extra living room seating in a pinch. When to Use Them in Living Rooms Related: What Size of Bean …

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Plants in a living room: What are the best places to put them?

No great living room is complete without plants. If you haven’t quite figured out how to place your plants in the living room, here is a guide to all of the best plants for the living room, and all of the best, most unique and smart places to arrange them.  It’s not always easy to …

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What is a Drawing Room? The History of the Drawing Room (To Present)

The drawing room may seem like an outdated phrase, and while it has a long history, it has affected how our homes are arranged to this day. Let’s take a look at the wonderful history of the drawing room, and its effects on the modern home. What Is a Drawing Room? First off, the question …

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How To Fill Empty Spaces in the Living Room: 16 Ideas

If you are faced with the struggle of trying to furnish a large living room, look no further! We’ve created a list of sixteen different ways to fill the space, and make your living room feel cozy and liveable. 1. Use Luscious Large Indoor Plants While some of us have the green thumb, and others …

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97 Sunroom Ideas – Big, Small, Budget-Friendly and More (Photos)

Welcome to our sunroom design ideas. Throughout this article we will go over all of the different features of sunrooms that you may not have though of before! The idea is to get inspired about your own sunny space. We’re going to go through a bunch of sunroom decorating ideas; from the differences between a …

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What is the Average Living Room Size in the U.S.?

There are few things about a home that project as much of the personality of its owners, or the home’s glamour, and yes, livability, as the living room. This is true for a wide variety of reasons. First, the living room is most often the first room that greets guests after their initial arrival, regardless …

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53 of the Best Online Man Cave Stores (GREAT STUFF)

Welcome to our gallery featuring 53 great online resources to shop when planning and building your perfect man cave. Man caves come in many different varieties, and each “cave” is just as unique as the man (or woman) it belongs to. Unlike other parts of the home, which may be more reserved in terms of …

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11 Different Types of Pianos (with Pictures)

Quicklist: Types of Pianos Upright Grand Electronic Digital Children’s Spinet Console Studio Baby Grand Medium Grand Parlor Grand Concert Grand The piano was invented in 1709 in Italy by harpsichord-maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori. He named the keyboard instrument gravicèmbalo col piano e forte which means “harpsichord with loud and soft.” It was later shortened …

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Family Room Design Statistics

We analyzed thousands of family rooms and put together charts and tables of statistics set out below. Basically, the statistics set out the percentage of home entries that have various features, colors and attributes. If you’re designing or planning a family room for your house, find out what’s popular and what’s not with our sets …

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Sunroom Design Statistics

We analyzed thousands of sunrooms and put together a pile of statistics set out below. Basically, the statistics set out the percentage of home entries that have various features, colors and attributes. If you’re designing or planning a sunroom for your house, find out what’s popular and what’s not with our sets of data below. …

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10 Shingle Style Living Room Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Shingle-style living room photo gallery where you can search for Shingle-style living room design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Types of Living Rooms: Family Rooms | Formal Living Rooms | Great Rooms | Libraries | Sunrooms | Bars | Man Caves | …

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20 Minimalist Living Room Ideas (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our Minimalist living room photo gallery where you can search Minimalist living room design ideas. We hope you find your inspiration here. We add new designs every week. Types of Living Rooms: Family Rooms | Formal Living Rooms | Great Rooms | Libraries | Sunrooms | Bars | Man Caves | Game …

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25 of the Best Green Paint Color Options for Family Rooms

Green is soothing. It’s calming. It encourages creativity by ensuring that people don’t go off on emotional tangents. Green is not an energizing color for a family room, but if an atmosphere of peace and civility is your goal for your family room, green paint color options can help. Human beings can distinguish over 1,000,000 shades …

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