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Creative Small Living Room Furniture Arrangement Ideas

Creative Small Living Room Furniture Arrangement Ideas...

If you only have limited space in your living room, chances are that you are trying to figure out how to best arrange your sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table, entertainment console, bookshelf and other essential pieces in order  to make the most of the available space. You might not be aware of it but there are a number of small living room furniture arrangement ideas to help you arrange your pieces in your small space. Furniture Arrangement #1: Do Not Put Everything Along Walls The first temptation to keep the space roomy enough would most likely be positioning all the furniture up against the wall, leaving space in the middle of the room open. However, if the furniture is poorly arranged, this method can make the space look sloppy and cluttered, which is the last thing that you would want people to think. By considering furniture arrangement that puts furniture pieces in the middle of the room, you will have more options in positioning your furniture in a more inviting and welcoming way. Furniture Arrangement #2: Use a Sofa to Break Spaces A way to put the above arrangement into practice is with your couch. If your living space is connected to another room, use a carefully placed sofa to break the rooms apart, making the feel like more separate areas while regulating traffic flow better. Pick a simple-looking sofa like the Oz Deluxe Sofa by Innovation Living and treat it like a movable wall, using it along an open edge to create a doorway to your living room. This allows for a better-rounded living room when people are sitting and talking because there are items on all its four sides. Furniture Arrangement #3: Use a Corner Unit for Television Living room corners can be very tricky because they appear to be useless spaces between furniture that cannot be used for anything other than coffee tables. If you buy a corner unit for your television like the 61″ Contemporary TV Media Corner Console with Curved Electric Fire Place by Furnitech, you can save valuable straight wall space that the TV would typically occupy. Arrange couches and chairs to form conversation areas rather than creating an area exclusive for TV viewing to create a more logical and balanced feel to your living room. Furniture Arrangement #4: Use Wall Shelves Instead of Bookshelves Another thing that can eat up considerable in a small living space is bookshelves that contain books, CDs, movies and more. One creative way to free up such space is to install shelves on the upper area of your walls. The ALLURE Decorative Wall Panel – 4 shelves by Nexera, for instance, allows you to basically put your bookshelves on top of other...
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Transform Your Space with Luxury Living Room Design

Transform Your Space with Luxury Living Room Design...

Having a luxury living room design is best for families who desire to bring more beauty inside their home. As its name suggests, this design requires that you prepare a significantly larger amount of amount of money to create the concept of this kind of décor. Take advantage of your hefty budget to pick out the furnishings and decorations that your space will need. Luxury Furniture Choose furniture pieces that are large and sturdy. Aside from its luxurious impression, big furniture is also able to create a classic, stylish and formal impression. The best pieces are the shiny ones with a dark color like the 3 Piece Distinct Style Italian Leather Sectional with Oak Legs by EHO Studios. Add some cabinets for extra storage space. The Tuxedo Curio Cabinet by Nexera comes with open and closed sections for displaying and concealing items. Also consider long curtains hung down to the floor to decorate the window display. Luxury Color Your wall paint color greatly affects the atmosphere of your living room, or any room for that matter. Examples of luxurious color most used for walls are white, ivory, beige and brown. If you are going for a luxurious-classic space, white would be your best choice. For something that is a little more contemporary, go with cool colors like green or blue. Luxury Floor Your floor is part of the living room that needs a lot of development budget. Interior designers recommend that you choose the type of granite, carpet, marble and wood flooring. For coloring, go with a hue that best suits the room as a whole. Luxury Lighting The  more lights there are, the stronger will be the impression of luxury that you are posing. For a classic look, use lighting candles or chandeliers. Antique wall lamps are also great choices. A sleek lamp placed on an architectural table piece like the Zig-Zag Contemporary Style End Table Night Stand by Adesso is the ultimate luxury when it comes to...
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Creating a Plush Space with Luxury Living Room Furniture Sets

Creating a Plush Space with Luxury Living Room Furniture Sets...

Buying luxury living room furniture sets and creating a luxurious living area is not about how much you spend; it is about planning a room that works well. The space should not only coordinate perfectly; it also has to serve its purpose. Living rooms come with numerous functions, from entertaining to hanging out to relaxing. As you are planning your living room design, you need to focus on the primary purpose of the room. Avoid following the latest trends unless it works for your lifestyle and the flow of the household. Luxury Seating Start by selecting solid furniture as a design base to build around. As much as possible, big pieces like sofas have to be customized to achieve the exact look that you want and meet the needs of the room. Otherwise, pick something that is made with fine leather. You should have so many options online. For the ultimate luxury, go with a big leather set like the Distinct Style 2 Piece Italian Leather Sectional with Polished Oak Legs by EHO Studios. For extra relaxation, incorporate one or more ottomans. You can buy this as part of a chair set, or get a standout piece that will act as a coffee table and accent. Luxury Tables Select matching tables that are made of solid, ornately carved wood or other sturdy material. Curio cabinets, buffets, lamp tables and side tables should be made of  high quality materials that are  built to last for years. A quality antique piece with a strong and well-made foundation would be a great choice. You can just refurbish it to match your living room needs. A small and round table position like the Company Sun Lounger Side Table (Glass) by Outdoor Greatroom Company in the corner of your oudoor room with two to four chairs creates a more formal conversation, drinking or eating area. Luxury Entertainment Centers Giant flat screen televisions can adorn the walls when the primary objective of your living room is to sit back, relax, and enjoy entertainment. Hutches would be a great way to hide your television when they are currently not the focus of the room. Enclosed media centers will keep your video and music collections hidden yet accessible for home entertaining. Otherwise, opt for something glamorous and contemporary like the DOMINO HOME THEATRE by Rossetto which should beautifully showcase your television. However way you opt to design your luxury living space, make sure that it is able to serve the needs of your family and friends. Furniture and accessories are just the core elements of a luxurious living room. Detailing and finishing touches can make the space not only picture-perfect, but livable as...
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Small Living Room Furniture Layout Ideas for Long, Narrow Spaces

Small Living Room Furniture Layout Ideas for Long, Narrow Spaces...

It is hard enough to come up with small living room furniture layout ideas, but add long and narrow, and then you definitely are up for a bigger challenge. We have seen many homes with this kind of living room; and homeowners tend to just push their furniture up against the walls, resulting in a space that is not very cozy. But if your furniture pieces are arranged the right fashion, these “bowling alley” type  living spaces can actually present so many opportunities for comfort and conversation. You will need to… Divide and Conquer The best way to deal with long spaces is to divide them into separate areas. But, first, you need to consider how you will actually use the room. You can either come up with two separate small seating areas with back to back sofas, or just have one and have a big game table behind it. You can also create a workspace behind your sofa; but rather than using a regular sofa table, go with a smaller console table like the Halifax Rectangular Console Table by Allan Copley Designs. Float Your Furniture Sometimes, floating your furniture out in the middle of the room can break up a long space. You just have to pick a set that is appropriately sized for your space, like the Modern 2 Piece Italian Leather Sectional by EHO Studios. Some people say doing so cuts off the room, but it actually creates a cozier seating area. Also, you probably do not need so much space between your furniture for walk-through as you might think. Move an Outlet or Two We have come upon so many homeowners who feel trapped when arranging their furniture because of their TV. Moving a cable or electrical outlet might not be the easy, but doing so will help you live better in your space which should be worth the investment in the long run. If you can, position it near corners, so you can utilize such empty space. Use a corner entertainment center like the Hunter Cherry Corner Media Unit by Jofran to house your TV and other entertainment needs. Use Artwork and Rugs The things on your walls and floor can also help break up a long room. Hang art above your sofa to define a seating area, or add a big mirror above your console to define another space. You do not have to center everything on the long wall. We hope this gets your wheels started if you are struggling on how to make your small, long and narrow living room work. Good...
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Diverse Design Ideas for Traditional Living Room Furniture Sets

Diverse Design Ideas for Traditional Living Room Furniture Sets...

Some people believe that decorating with traditional living room is a very formal decorating style that requires a spacious area. However, these days, there are so many design ideas to choose from that it makes it possible for you to incorporate traditional living room furniture sets into small and large living spaces. Here are some ideas to make it easy for you to design a room that best suits your lifestyle. Formal/Old World Design To create a space that characterizes this design, select accent pieces like tables in a dark finish. Take for instance the Barbados Modern Cappucino Coffee Table by Lifestyle Solutions. The dark finish stands out against the neutral colored chairs, sofas and accessories that you incorporate in the room. Consider bringing in some glitz and glamour with glass and metal accent pieces and accessories. Classic Traditional This is a great room design for anyone who likes balance in their life. Symmetry is a key element in this design style, with sofa and chairs upholstered in a neutral color fabric like the 3 Piece Microfiber Upholstery Sectional with Throw Pillows by EHO Studios. Curved arms and a skirt across the bottom of the sofa is the ideal style. In this design, accent pieces and accessories should be brought into the room in pairs. Asian Influence If you are drawn to traditional furniture design, but wants a less formal atmosphere in your space, consider adding some elements of Asian design in your living room. Room screens can have a positive influence on your traditional décor. Asian-inspired rugs and art will make your traditional pieces a little less formal without losing the elegance and beauty that you desire in the décor. Casual Traditional The term “casual traditional” might seem contradictory; but the key in achieving this lovely combination of casual and traditional is starting out with traditional-style sofa and chairs like the Vittorio Top Grain Leather Sectional (Left Arm Facing Loveseat and Right Arm Facing Loveseat) in Mahogany by Elements Fine Home. From here, start adding casual-style tables. To create a more casual look, put colorful accent pillows on the sofa. Add rugs and window treatments to achieve the casual atmosphere that you are looking for. If you love the look of traditional furniture, it is good to know that there are indeed so many ways to fit it into your lifestyle. Also, these pieces are not just for big living rooms. There are so many tricks to incorporating tradition items into a small...
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Furniture Choices for Small Living Room Design

Furniture Choices for Small Living Room Design...

Generally, the problem with a small living room is that it is cramped and overcrowded. It is a tight space that mostly ends up being dominated by TV stands, shoulder to shoulder seating arrangements and excessive clutter. But you can very well  distance yourself from such a pinched and uncomfortable setting, but you will have to let go of single function furnishings that decorations that only box you in. In fact, you might even consider changing your whole living room setup. However, using all your energy and time to rearrange furniture will only amount to a good workout unless you have the right small living room design and the right tricks. Here are some tips to help you pick out the right furniture pieces. Leggy Pieces For such a designing project, your go-to pieces should have legs. Opt for a small sectional couch wing, back chairs, benches and coffee tables that come with raised legs. This is a clever way of fooling the eye, giving it more floor space that you can see and making the room appear bigger. Whenever possible, avoid getting furniture with skirts and let your eyes brush under each piece to give an unobstructed view of the floor. The Unfurl Sofa by Innovation Living is one perfect example. Transparent Pieces The same exact principle as above also applies to glass and see-through end or coffee tables. Take for instance the Glacier Designer Glass Coffee Table Top with Satin Steel Legs by Adesso which permits the eye to freely move through your possessions, and give more glimpse of the floor. Multifunctional Pieces When you decorate in such a limited space, it helps to employ dual-purpose furniture pieces. This will take away the need to add individual and single-function pieces which will only take up more floor space. A console or coffee table that come with a single lower shelf or tiered shelves like the Malden Brown Round Cocktail Table by Jofran makes displaying and storing magazines and books very easy. Another option is to get furniture that comes with drawers and doors. They make for neat hiding places. Ottomans with hidden storage are also great, as they can double up as extra seating or side...
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Traditional Living Room Design: 5 Secrets to a Fab Living Room

Traditional Living Room Design: 5 Secrets to a Fab Living Room...

A  living room is the place where most of us can relax. Therefore, one needs to ensure sure that it feels ultra-comfortable while still having the right look. Here are some traditional living room design  tips to help you achieve such look and feel. Secret #1: Position Your Sofa Your couch is most often the biggest piece of furniture in the living room, so putting it on the right spot can make all the difference. A good rule of thumb is to situate your couch in a way that it is facing the door, whether it is along a wall, floating or angled in a corner to bring attention to it.  If this is not possible and you need to position it with it back to the entrance, add a console table like the La Jolla Round Console Table by Allan Copley Designs behind the sofa. Put lamps or art books on it to make it look more inviting. Secret #2: Create a Focal Point Every living space needs an anchor, a spot  for your eye to res.  . This can be a nice view, a cool light fixture, a beautiful piece of artwork, or a dramatic fireplace. This will help ground the room and define its function. If you do not have a natural focal point, create one by displaying your favorite item in the room. Draw attention to the farthest wall with a decorative mirror or oversized artwork. It can also be a sculpture  or a statement sofa like the Lasso Sofa Blue Denim by Zuo Modern adorned with bright pillows. Secret #3: Get an Eye -Catching Rug A great home space starts with one. Determine how you intend to use it in the room.  If you want an open area for conversations and gatherings, go with a large sisal style rug that can handle foot traffic. For a separate space for dining, put the  rug just right on that area to create a boundary. And if you want people to feel comfortable, opt for a plush shag or wool rug and toss in floor pillows to encourage a casual vibe. Secret #4: Get in Balance Balance out your room from top to bottom so that your guests’ eyes will not just choose your sofa to sit on. Consider adding tall plants, wall art, divider  screens,  lamp  lighting, mirrors, or high back chairs like the Corona Arm Chair by Uttermost. If there is a big grouping of furniture at one side of your living room, create a new seating at the other end to stabilize the space. Secret #5: Soften Your Space The last step is to add accessories. This will make your living room more inviting, and give it htat finished look.   Add in a few cozy accessories like a sheepskin throw, a soft blanket or oversized pillows. Luxe up your lighting as well with a combo of wall, ceiling, table and floor lamps that will make your space...
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Create an Asian-Inspired Space with Traditional Living Room Furniture

Create an Asian-Inspired Space with Traditional Living Room Furniture...

Whether you prefer the bohemian look and brilliant hues of Indian décor, or the cool contemporary style of Tokyo high rises, Asia gives us numerous options for DIY decorating. Updating your living space with traditional living room furniture and Asian accents can happen in just one weekend with some artful editing of current possessions and some accessorizing. Still, you might want to invest more time and money in having a full Asian living room makeover. Use Dramatic Color One of the most dramatic characteristics of Asian décor is the use of color. Chinese interiors  tend to have red as a dominant color as it represents good luck. Furniture is mostly shiny black lacquered wood. For the Japanese, natural tones of tan, grey and brown are popular. Accents in many Asian decors include gold, either as wall color or trim. Texture When Asian décor comes to mind, we mostly envision natural wood that is highly polished to a mirrored shine. Take for example the Chestnut Brown Cocktail Table by Jofran. Japanese interiors have lots of natural rocks and luminous paper surfaces. Bamboo is used for containers, window shades, picture frame, and furniture. Nature’s Green Natural cuttings and plants give texture and artistic expression in Asian interiors. Bamboo plants placed in big and small pots look great when adorned with gold and red tassels, and are mostly found in Chinese homes. Meticulously manicured bonsai plants are very common in Japanese-style homes. Multi-Purpose Furniture Space are mostly at a minimum in Asian interiors so furniture serving multiple purposes are prominent. A futon gives seating and sleep in one piece of furniture. The Silenos Plus Sofa by Innovation Living is one gorgeous modern take on the traditional futon. A wooden trunk with numerous drawers gives hidden storage while serving as a table top. Oriental Rugs Floor covering is the foundation of Asian interiors, whether it is a beautiful floral wool rug in a Chinese room or a tatami mat in a Japanese interior. Furniture and fabric colors enhance and draw out the colors of the flooring. Screens Because space in Asian interiors are at a minimum, floor screens are a big element of décor. A Shoji screen like the Sheet Bamboo Screen by Screen Gems can give a window cover, hide an unattractive corner, or serve as a room divider. Resist the urge to combine numerous elements or pieces of Asian décor in your living room. Simplicity and serenity are key to a truly authentic Asian-style...