Aside from the bedroom, the living room is where we spend the bulk of our time at home. If you’re a television and movie fan, it’s where you are when Netflix pops in with that pesky question: Are you still watching? (Of course I am.) In the winter, enjoying a cup of coffee by the fire on a Saturday morning is the perfect antidote to the busy workweek. It’s here that the kids perfect their fort-building skills and the teenagers collapse after a stressful driver’s ed test. While formal sitting rooms may not broadcast sporting events, these spaces still serve their purpose well; having a tech-free space in the home has become much more common—a remedy to balance out our hours of screen time. No matter what it looks like, the living room is your unofficial home headquarters; this is the place to feel most comfortable.
One thing I noticed while compiling my favorite living spaces is that no one-size-fits-all formula for the design exists. There’s no checklist to follow, where ticking off items will result in a picture-perfect setting. A living room is deeply personal, and everything from the type of sofa you buy to the art you hang on the wall is entirely dependent on your lifestyle and individual tastes. Just as you would when designing a kitchen, start the decorating process by compiling a list of your must-haves. If you spend a lot of time on the sofa, comfort is key and a slim mid-century modern sofa could be an unwise choice for movie marathons. If you love to entertain, make room for a bar cart and maybe a record player. If this is where you do your reading, bring in bookshelves and a great lamp.
In this chapter, you’ll see European-inspired sitting rooms alongside uber comfortable family rooms with sectionals that could fit a small army.
Which space resonates most with you?
You would never guess that a room as elegant as this one would be so family friendly! The microfiber ottoman can easily be wiped clean, while the upholstery of the gray sofa has more than two thread colors. This adds dimension, and the depth of the fabric hides stains better than a flat cotton.
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