25
Dec 18

9 Paint Colors to Try If You Have a Small Living Room

For those who have small living rooms, picking out paint colors can be a little tricky. On the one hand, painting the whole room white can open up the walls and make the small room feel a little more airy. On the other hand, limiting yourself to just one stark color can put a cramp on some people’s creativity. In order to give you more color options to work with when it comes to your living quarters, we asked a series of designers what their favorite colors would be for more petite living rooms. From creams, to dark grays, to off-whites, there are a lot of options to play with!

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05
Dec 18

Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home offices, playrooms for kids or even dining rooms, too. With all these considerations, it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange this area, but thinking about the feeling you’d like the space to convey in combination with how you’ll spend time there is a solid way to start. Here are 10 living room layout ideas to get those creative wheels spinning.

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30
Sep 18

Proof This Color Combo Is the Most Versatile Palette of All

Did you catch this rad house tour from Buenos Aires? Each room was bursting with bold design elements balanced and mixed to perfection. But something about the living room really stuck out to me: it’s an excellent example of the versatility of a black and white color palette. In other words, if you’re someone who gets tired of the same look after awhile and you like to mix it up, take some notes from this home. It’s a room with design ideas that work with any style and make it easier to change up the look on a whim.

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26
Sep 18

These Stunning Scandinavian Living Rooms All Share a Common Thread — Scandi Week

Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration. Pull up a blanket and get hygge with us.

Living rooms are already an essential heart of any home, and—on top of that—Scandinavian living rooms have a lot of heart. No two are alike of course, and each finds their own special way to stand out, but all share one common thread that’s a hallmark of Scandi design: the ability to balance—whether it’s blending clean-lines and functionality with welcoming texture and warmth, or finding ways to bring outside nature indoors. Here are a handful of Scandi (and Scandi-style) living rooms that feel good just to look at.

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24
Sep 18

These Low-Profile Sofas Will Make Your Space Feel Bigger

Choosing a couch can be an arduous process. Even after you narrow down the style and fabric, you still have to consider height. Luckily, low-profile sofas are making a comeback in a big way—and they’re ideal for transforming a small room into a cavernous escape. Dress up your living room with one of these low-slung models. You may find swapping out your tall, oversized sofa for these shorter, sleeker versions makes your space feel airy and bright.

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23
Sep 18

5 Genius Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they’re entertaining in a train carriage or watching TV in a hallway. But with some layout tweaks and a few visual tricks up your sleeve, you can learn to love your long room. Here are five ways to lay out a long, narrow living room, plus some bonus tips on how to really rock the space.

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22
Sep 18

8 Modern Tips for Styling Your Sofa

Tired of looking at your same predictable sofa every day? We’re here to help you change things up. Instead of simply placing a pillow in each corner and calling it a day, check out our favorite inspiration images and shoppable picks below for a fresh take on an age-old decor dilemma.

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21
Sep 18

The Small Space Dweller's Guide to Designing a Functional Living Room

Living in a small space is never easy. Along with little to no storage space, you’re often stuck with the daunting task of figuring out how to arrange furniture in a living room that’s cramped due to the lack of square footage.

Thankfully, we know a few space-savvy designer friends to call upon for help. We reached out to four different small space aficionados for advice on how to design a functional living room when you’re not working with a ton of space and here’s what they had they had to say.

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31
Aug 18

The Best Living Room Colors to Refresh Your Space

If your living room feels like a relic from a past life, it may be time for an update. But refreshing your furniture and replacing all your objets d’art can be a pricey proposition. Enter: paint! A new coat can dramatically change the look and feel of your living room without costing you a fortune. But here’s a challenge: consider a color that’s not white. These 11 shades are gorgeous and bold—and they’re guaranteed to give your space an unforgettable makeover. Hate the look? Just repaint. But we bet you won’t.

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24
Jul 18

7 Secrets for a Less-Messy Living Room

Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, the smaller the apartment, the harder it can be to keep yours organized. Throw in a busy work schedule and a somewhat active social life and suddenly a tiny living room can turn into a cluttered disaster zone, especially when you don’t have a lot of extra room for storage.

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