Forgo the Chairs - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas - Southern Living - These oversize sectionals allow everyone to sit, without touching each other. The bench-style seat cushions look cleaner and don't shift around like multiple seat cushions do.

Forgo the Chairs - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas - Southern Living - These oversize sectionals allow everyone to sit, without touching each other. The bench-style seat cushions look cleaner and don't shift around like multiple seat cushions do.

If you have space, create a separate, more intimate seating area in your living room for quiet conversations.  See this Coastal Home

Create a Conversation Corner - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

If you have space, create a separate, more intimate seating area in your living room for quiet conversations. See this Coastal Home

Colorful pillows and throws added to a neutral base of beige walls and a white sectional.

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Crisp whites combined with punches of bright colors immediately transport you to the coast. In this living room, aqua accents in the pillows, throw, and rug mimic the ocean’s dazzling blues, and the pops of bright orange are inspired by the magnificent hues of the setting sun. Whitewashed horizontal shiplap planking evokes the feel of old Gulf-front beach houses.  See this Coastal Home

Choose a Sunny Palette - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

Crisp whites combined with punches of bright colors immediately transport you to the coast. In this living room, aqua accents in the pillows, throw, and rug mimic the ocean’s dazzling blues, and the pops of bright orange are inspired by the magnificent hues of the setting sun. Whitewashed horizontal shiplap planking evokes the feel of old Gulf-front beach houses. See this Coastal Home

This reminds me of your layout.  A bench in front of the fireplace could be a fun place to bring in a crazy pattern/pop of color?

This reminds me of your layout. A bench in front of the fireplace could be a fun place to bring in a crazy pattern/pop of color?

"To give Country French my minimalist spin, I avoid the expected ruffles and plaids and keep it about the painted antiques and white linens," says homeowner and designer Regina Lynch. "In this house, curtains would have been too much, so instead I painted the trim a dark gray for a similar, but cleaner, look."

Layer Neutrals for a Relaxed Look - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

"To give Country French my minimalist spin, I avoid the expected ruffles and plaids and keep it about the painted antiques and white linens," says homeowner and designer Regina Lynch. "In this house, curtains would have been too much, so instead I painted the trim a dark gray for a similar, but cleaner, look."

Balance Rustic Elements - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas - Southernliving. Front and back doors open directly into a two-story-high living room, where spruce-planked walls and wood beams salvaged from an 1890 Tennessee barn reflect the home’s rural setting and give the space a refined, barnlike feel. Interior decorator Phoebe Howard balanced the rustic elements with color.

Balance Rustic Elements - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

Balance Rustic Elements - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas - Southernliving. Front and back doors open directly into a two-story-high living room, where spruce-planked walls and wood beams salvaged from an 1890 Tennessee barn reflect the home’s rural setting and give the space a refined, barnlike feel. Interior decorator Phoebe Howard balanced the rustic elements with color.

To enhance the home’s 9-foot ceilings, these homeowners upgraded to 8-foot-tall doors and 6-foot-tall windows to let in maximum light. They also aligned the doors and windows at the same height to draw the eye up and create the illusion of more space.  See this Pre-Fab Coastal Cottage

Upgrade Your Doors and Windows - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

To enhance the home’s 9-foot ceilings, these homeowners upgraded to 8-foot-tall doors and 6-foot-tall windows to let in maximum light. They also aligned the doors and windows at the same height to draw the eye up and create the illusion of more space. See this Pre-Fab Coastal Cottage

Give your master suite flow with French doors and glass walls. Instead of a basic doorway between this master bedroom and bath, architects visually opened up this master suite by designing a glass wall as a divider, with grommeted curtain panels that can be pulled for privacy. This look is both beautiful and versatile.  Photo: Laurey W. Glenn and Robbie Caponetto

65 Calming Bathroom Retreats

Give your master suite flow with French doors and glass walls. Instead of a basic doorway between this master bedroom and bath, architects visually opened up this master suite by designing a glass wall as a divider, with grommeted curtain panels that can be pulled for privacy. This look is both beautiful and versatile. Photo: Laurey W. Glenn and Robbie Caponetto

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