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To give the living room that sought-after, collected-over-time look, a flea-market table and an old wicker chair mix with new upholstered pieces in the sitting area. An apartment-size sofa, positioned to offer views of both the fireplace and the windows, is small enough to move easily but long enough for napping. An upholstered bench and two chairs, one white wicker and the other a petite but comfy chair upholstered in a subtle check, complete the conversation area.
Beige may be boring, but it makes a good interim color for a room, providing a quiet environment in which you can objectively evaluate and reevaluate options until you're more comfortable committing to a color. The sofa provides a solid starting point for the room, with clean lines and easy-to-complement blue upholstery. Inexpensive black accent tables, purchased at a discount store, can easily move into a family room later. Checked chairs may be classic and comfy, but the style is a bit traditional for the future version of this room.
Details reign in the final stage of this makeover with a fearless mix of colors, patterns, and styles. Regular placement of black accent furniture punctuates the liberal assortment of pattern, art, and accessories -- some new, some retained from prior stages.
For styles that are as current as they are classic, the Classics Today collection from Better Homes and Gardens features traditional designs that have remained livable and practical.
With the Better Homes and Garden's Modern Outlook colllection , you can add a bit of sophistication to any room. This collection offers a sense of modern with smooth lines and traditional roots.
With the Better Homes and Gardens Cottage View Collection, you can choose from a natural distressed Rustic Cherry or painted options like white and black. The Classics Today collection features a traditional cherry finish, while Modern Outlook appears in a Sophisticated dark walnut. Don't be afraid to mix pieces with different finishes to create a look that is uniquely you.
The Asian infused design of the Better Homes and Gardens Transcending Accents collection add color and life to any room.
Three styles of Better Homes Furniture are designed to complement each other. Mix the casual easy living style of Cottage View with the traditional designs and modern livability of Classics today and the smooth lines and traditional roots of Modern Outlook to create a look that expresses your own personal style.
A living room should be suited for just that: living. So forget rimming your room with furniture and instead, pull it closer to create conversation areas. The walls and accessories stay neutral, but yellow and tangerine upholstery adds a punch of color without overwhelming. Muted pillows tame the brights and tie the whole room together.
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