Design Ideas for Living & Dining Rooms
Five Living Room Essentials
- Round Coffee Table
- Woven Rug
- Upholstered Chair
- Simple Window Treatments
Sofa, Coffee Table, and Rug
Colorful Throw Pillows
Take your time. “Don’t rush to fill your space,” Jill says. “Wait. You will change your mind along the way. By being patient, you’ll end up with items you really want.”
Tip: Reupholstering is often more cost-effective than buying new chairs, especially if you love the pieces you have but are just tired of the fabric. The same tip applies to secondhand purchases.
- Chair 0506SG, starts at $599, by Craftmaster Furniture.
Simple Window Treatments
White linen drapes give your room an airy, comfortable look.
- Peyton Drapes, from $79/panel, from Pottery Barn.
When your dining room is small and square, use Jill’s advice to visually expand the space:
- Keep the palette one color (the dining room wall paint is Bella Mint SR708 by Valspar).
- Choose a round table.
- Pick armless dining chairs.