For many of us, a formal living room is a thing of the past. Today’s spaces need to be multi-functional, offering a place to lounge, dine, entertain–and even work. For this reason, the modern living room works harder than other rooms: it should be inviting and comfortable, while still looking pulled-together.
Seating rules : From sofas to chairs, keep the seat heights all cohesive.“You don’t want a low sofa paired with a chair that sits high, unless it’s an artistic statement. Same goes for coffee tables.”
Mix and Match : When it comes to the style of sofa, consider your space and needs. “An L-shaped sofa offers more seating and a place to put your feet up and lounge, whereas a traditional sofa is classic, easy to build a room around, and fits neatly in most spaces.”