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Here’s How to Make Your Living Room Feel Cozy Year-Round
Follow these 6 designer tips to make your living room welcoming and cozy all the time.
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10 Living Room Layouts Ideas — Retro Party Pad
There’s something deeply chic about a ’70s-style sectional and matching chaise, don’t you think?
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10 Living Room Layouts Ideas — Lots of Versatile Seating
This is definitely a living room to welcome your friends’ ’round for movie night.
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10 Living Room Layouts Ideas — Casual and Balanced
Similar to formal and balanced, this is just a bit more relaxed.
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10 Living Room Layouts Ideas — Formal and Balanced
This is probably the layout many of us think of when we consider a “formal” living room: two small sofas facing each other, a coffee table between them.
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6 Living Room Rug Placement Ideas for Styling Your Space
Discover how to place a rug in your living room with these simple styling ideas, from floating it in between furniture to layering every piece on top.
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19 Fireplace Mantel Ideas That Aren't Just Holiday Decorations
Mantels are like blank canvases. Get inspiration to decorate yours from some of our favorite fireplace mantel ideas.
23 Living Room Ideas to Inspire Your Home Makeover
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This Is the One Spot You Haven’t Put a Side Table in a Living Room (But Should)
Consider using a side table instead of a traditional coffee table, especially in a small living room, to save on space.
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6 Things All Trendy Living Rooms Will Have in 2024, According to Designers
See what designers foresee trending in living room design and home decor over the next 12 months.
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The Best Velvet Sofas You Can Buy Right Now
We rounded up our favorite velvet sofas at every price point, including finds from West Elm, Wayfair, Urban Outfitters, and more.
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The 7 Hottest Decorating Tips for a “Leveled-Up” Living Room in 2024
Check out our favorite tips from 2023 to level up your living room game.
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The 11 Best Living Room Makeovers of 2023 Are All About Cozy Vibes
See these 11 jaw-dropping living room transformations from 2023; there’s something to suit every style.
The Best Rectangle Living Room Layout Ideas
Follow these designer tips to maximize space and arrange furniture to get the flow of your rectangle living room right.
38 Big Ideas for Small Living Rooms That Maximize Every Square Inch of Space
These 38 small living room ideas prove that you can live large in a small space.
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4 Sofas All Trendy Living Rooms Will Have in 2024, According to Designers
Check out the four sofa trends designers are predicting to take over living rooms everywhere in 2024.
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From Minimalist to Maximalist: 11 Cheerful Holiday Decor Ideas
Go all out with decorations or strategically add festive touches with this wide range of Christmas living room decor ideas.
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The 22 Best Green Living Room Ideas That Are So Serene
Find green living room ideas you'll love, from moody spaces to light and airy entertaining areas.
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We Asked 7 DIYers to Share Their Best Living Room Project Ideas
Find the best living room DIY project ideas to transform your space, from quirky DIY mirrors to classic DIY millwork.
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11 Cozy Apartment Living Room Ideas, According to Designers
Get inspiration from these 11 cozy apartment living room ideas to warm up your space for fall and winter.
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13 Easy and Affordable DIY Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas
See 13 DIY fall mantel decorating ideas, from faux aged pumpkins to DIY printable art you can display.
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31 Fresh, Modern Living Room Ideas That Are Anything but Boring
Peruse our favorite modern living room ideas to inspire a clean, sleek, yet inviting, space.
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37 Stunning Minimalist Living Rooms That Prove Less Can be Best
Scroll through these 37 minimalist living room ideas to inspire you (or simply help you zen out for a moment).
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25 Gorgeous Black Living Rooms that Create a Serious Mood
Take inspiration from these 25 black living rooms that are moody, dramatic, and bold.
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The 40 Best Fireplace Decor Ideas, Just in Time for Cozy Season
Whether you’ve been blessed with a wood-burning fireplace or have one that’s purely decorative, there are plenty of ways to jazz up your fireplace mantel area during prime cozy season (aka right now!).
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The 10 Biggest Living Room Trends of 2023 So Far, According to Designers
See the biggest living room trends of 2023, from furniture styles to upholstery. Think: curvy corners, maximalism, vintage rugs, and more.
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The Real Difference Between a Living Room and a Family Room
Find out the key differences between a living room vs. a family room, according to 5 interior design experts.
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12 Channel Tufted Sofas That’ll Add Some Flair to Your Living Space
Looking for a statement sofa that's subtle? Check out these stunning channel-tufted sofas we love from places like West Elm, Wayfair, Kardiel, and more!
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The Owner of this Stylish Pastel Home, Sourced Design Inspo from Her Closet
Tour Aleksandra’s cozy, pastel-colored, airy home in Flensburg, Germany.
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Discover the Magic of This Colorful 450-Square-Foot Hollywood Studio Apartment
“When I stumbled upon this gem, I knew it was meant to be,” Browning writes of finding her rental apartment one year ago. “The allure of the space went beyond its physical attributes. It resonated with the warmth of a home, filled with a sense of history and character.”
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This Colorful Miami Apartment Takes Its Design Cues from the 1960s, 1990s, and Art Deco
Interior decorator Dani Klarić lives in this large, loft-like apartment in Miami with her boyfriend, Bello. Dani pulls a lot of her home's interior inspiration from the Art Deco era, but you'll also find nods to the 1960s, 1990s, and even some mid-century modern vibes, too.
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10 Plush Sofas You’ll Love Sinking Into
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a dreamy plush sofa. Looking to get your hands on one? Check out 10 of the best plush sofas you’ll love curling up in.
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This Instagram Hack Is One of the Prettiest Ways to Hide a TV in Any Room
Discover how to hide your living room TV with a stylish, functional Instagram hack that doubles as a gallery wall.
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5 Tips to Make a Room Feel Comfy and Cozy
Let’s look at the five tips that make autumn work in this living room and how we can use them all year round.
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10 Chic Rattan Coffee Tables That Will Brighten Up Your Home
These rattan coffee tables add a Boho-chic style to your living room, patio, or balcony — as well as convenient storage. We found both budget-friendly and high-end options that work in large and small spaces.
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12 Modern Round Coffee Tables That Work With Any Space (and Budget)
Looking to add a curved coffee table to your living room setup? Check out our favorite modern, round coffee tables from top shops like West Elm, AllModern, Overstock, and more.
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The 10 Commandments of Furniture Placement
Follow these top 10 furniture placement rules to nail your furniture layout every single time.
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7 Secrets to Getting the Anthropologie Look at Home
As a design lover, Anthropologie is hands down one of the best places to window shop, browse and discover; thanks to Anthropologie’s expert propping, styling and display pieces. Here are seven ways to recreate the Anthropologie look in your own home.
50 Best Living Room Decor Ideas
We rounded up 50 of our favorite well-devised living area sets.
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10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room
If you're having trouble deciding how best to arrange your living room, here are 10 living room layout ideas to get those creative wheels spinning.
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34 Small Living Room Ideas to Make the Most of Itty Bitty Spaces
If you've struggled with how to arrange furniture, decorating ideas, and design inspiration in your small home, here are 34 small living rooms to inspire.
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8 Cheap But Chic Ideas to Refresh Your Tired Living Room
It’s time to start shaking off the cozy winter decor, and let your home project a new, lighter mood. Change the tone with a little living room refresh, starting with these eight easy, budget ideas.
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23 Living Room Decor Ideas You'll Want to Steal
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The 10 Commandments of Furniture Placement
Follow these top 10 tips to nail your furniture layout every single time. Because sometimes a small change in living room layout can give your home a whole new lease on life. #livingroomideas #livingroomdecor #livingroomfurniture #furnitureplacement #layout #livingroomlayout #layoutideas
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Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room
It can be tricky to decide how best to arrange your living room furniture, but thinking about how you'll spend time there is a solid way to start. #homedecor #interiordesign #livingrooms #livingroomlayout #homehacks #layout #floorplans
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6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Living Room Layout, According to Designers
A living room is one of the trickiest spaces in a home to design, if not the trickiest. So many elements come into play, from creating features for relaxation at the end of the day to thinking about how you’ll entertain when guests are over, too. If your living room happens to be on the small side, then oh boy; you might feel even more frustrated as you attempt to come up with the best, most functional layout.
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8 Subtle Tweaks that’ll Transform Your Living Room into a Whole New Space
Read on for eight simple, subtle, designer-approved tweaks that will have your living room looking like a brand new space in no time.
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23 Living Room Decor Ideas You'll Want to Steal
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8 Cozy IKEA Living Room Design Ideas (With Inspiring Photos)
Knowing that IKEA is the king of affordable furniture that can be accessorized and upstyled in a variety of different ways, we decided to give you some inspiration in the form of IKEA living room ideas. Read on to see the spaces we’re gravitating toward the most.
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6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Living Room Layout, According to Designers
A living room is one of the trickiest spaces in a home to design, if not the trickiest. So many elements come into play, from creating features for relaxation at the end of the day to thinking about how you’ll entertain when guests are over, too. If your living room happens to be on the small side, then oh boy; you might feel even more frustrated as you attempt to come up with the best, most functional layout.
14 Gorgeous Black Living Rooms to Inspire You To Go Dark With Decor
What’s not to love about a moody black wall (or several)? Incorporating this classic hue all throughout the home is always an inspired idea, but there’s something especially striking about a black living room.
7 Living Room Decorating Tips You’ve Never Heard Before
The possibilities are certainly endless when it comes to adding accents and personality to your home.
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6 Things You Don’t Need in Your Living Room, According to Designers
Aside from the kitchen, which many refer to as “the heart of the home,” your living room is one of the most important spaces to spend a little time getting the decor right, as it’s a hub that also serves multiple purposes.
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A Brief — and Surprisingly Interesting — History of the Living Room Sofa
Sofas have been around since ancient Egyptian and Greek times, but pharaohs and upper crust Athenians weren’t lounging on anything close to today’s tufted sectionals with chaise storage. “Couches” consisted of sturdy wooden benches and continued as such well into the 16th century. In fact, the sofa was really something to perch on — not lounge on — until the 1680s, when the first padded chair came to Versailles, inspiring the court to take a load off.
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6 Easy, Budget-Friendly Ways to Refresh Your Living Room for 2022, According to a Professional Interior Stylist
As the new year unfolds, it’s normal to look around your home and feel the need to start over there, too. Living rooms, in particular, typically get the most foot traffic and thus usually attract the most design attention, especially around the holiday season when you may be entertaining more. Now that the holidays are over, and the festive seasonal decor is packed away, you’re probably ready to refresh you space.
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This ’60s Living Room Staple Could Actually Be a Perfect New TV Stand
Some of the coolest-looking homes are the ones filled from top to bottom with vintage finds. While IKEA is cool, and I love sales from big retailers like West Elm, there’s nothing like the history and character you get from thrifted secondhand finds. All sorts of tips and tricks on how to get the most out of thrift shopping exist, but the real skill is finding a place for your items once you get them home.
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You Can Make Your Sofa Feel Brand New in About 30 Minutes
Today, we’ll take care of the sofa. But let the assignment serve as a reminder of what a little effort can do for your well-loved things at home.
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15 Decorating Risks You Should Be Taking in Your Living Room and Beyond Right Now
New year, new you… right? Well if your living room is still looking the way it did a few months or even a few years ago, you might feel as though that’s the furthest thing from your reality. Maybe you’ve spent the better part of the past year and a half sitting in said living room, and even though you’re likely the only one who notices any flaws, you can’t help but not see them when you walk in the room now. No worries!
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Here’s What Author Casey McQuiston Learned from Renting an Apartment in New York
Apartment Therapy spoke with McQuiston about their writing process, what a cross-country moving experience taught them about their needs and lifestyle, and how their relationship to home has evolved in writing and creating one of their own.
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I Skipped the One Piece of Living Room Furniture You’d Never Think to Live Without
With all of that in mind, I thought it was a no-brainer to forgo a sofa. My last two apartments had sofas and I rarely used them. I distinctly remember spending more time pushing the sofas out of the way so that I could practice on the pole or stream workout videos in the living room at the height of the pandemic.