Interior Design A-Z: ‘L’ is for Living Rooms… and more

Well here we are at the letter ‘L’.  I asked my creative Facebook friends for their suggestions and was flooded with good ideas!  As a result, I will use many of them in this post representing the letter ‘L’; to be exact, seven of the suggestions will find themselves discussed in this post.

Starting with the word LIVING ROOM.  What design elements comprise a living room?  In our fictional living room, we will have great lamps, accent chairs with fabulous legs upholstered in leopard chenille.  There is a sofa with a linen slip cover and an entertainment center with louvered doors and fabulous decorative latches.

In our living room sits our sofa, flanked by two chairs upholstered in leopard chenille.   Definitely need some great throw pillows for the sofa to pull the rich colors of the fabric and leg stain over. Perhaps introduce some red as an accent color…..  A faux mink throw for the back of the sofa would look good.

Formal living rooms are not too common now a days.  Our living room is quite casual in tone and is home to the second TV in the house so the parents can watch their favorite shows while their teenaged son plays X-Box on the TV in the family room.

A large scale entertainment unit with louvered doors, stained a darker tone to complement the legs on the accent chairs works great.   To one side of the linen sofa, an interesting chest with great latches is used as a table.  The height is balanced by a floor lamp on the other side of  the sofa.

Our room is not quite finished.  The walls will be painted in a soft gray blue tone.  An 8′ x 10′ sisal area rug with a leopard print border anchors the seating arrangement.  Artwork will grace the walls, window treatments, live plants and other accessories will find their home in our fictional living room.


Picture sources include: Pottery Barn (sofa), One-Way Furniture (Leopard Chairs), Lamps Plus (floor lamp)

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One thought on “Interior Design A-Z: ‘L’ is for Living Rooms… and more

  1. The living room right now is a pretty lavender. My mom want to paint it. I want a white color, my mom wants a bold color. We want yellow but my mom wouldn’t mind teal. I like teal, but I don’t want to paint it at all.


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