Formal Living Room
Deck the halls with sass and class! This chic living room showcases the best of contemporary design. Colour, texture and elegant architectural form come together in a space that’s as unique as it is luxurious. Here’s how to get the look, with tips and tricks for the holidays and beyond.
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Theo 2-Piece Leather-Look Fabric Right-Facing Sectional - White
Konstanz Coffee Table
Zelda Velvet Accent Chair - Green
West Polyester Ottoman - Blush
Breeze Blue Area Rug – 5' x 8'
Apollo Pendant Ceiling Light
Milan Storage Ottoman – Dark Brown
Geo Loop Blue Area Rug – 5' x 8'
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Tip 1: DON’T BE AFRAID OF COLOUR
The deep emerald hue of this velvet armchair is everything! In a basic neutral, it wouldn’t have the same impact. A small pop of look-at-me colour is all it takes to add instant drama to your living room.
HOLIDAY TWEAK: Use bright ornaments to add extra hits of colour throughout the space.
Tip 2: EMBRACE ART DECO ELEMENTS
This early 20th century design style is known for its elegance and luxury. The geometric lines and gleaming polished chrome of this eye-catching coffee table are classic art deco motifs.
TRY THIS: Work an art deco piece such as a glass coffee table or mirrored credenza into your living room for an instant wow factor.
Tip 3: ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE!
We anchored this living room with a big, bold sectional in “statement white.” (Sure, white is neutral, but it makes a big impact in leather.)
DESIGN LESSON: The perfect complement to a neutral sofa are shaggy throw pillows, a tonal rug and a beautifully textured ottoman in a sweet pastel hue.
Tip 4: CLAIM MORE LIVING SPACE
By adding a bench ottoman and floor runner, we’ve given this foyer the living room treatment. It provides more social space, while sending a warm welcome to everyone who walks in the door.
DESIGN HACK: Use your staircase as a mini wall; here, we hung wire sculptures, then used them to display holiday cards.