Strategies for Designing an Open Space Living Room

A modern living room design in a Connecticut home

There are many different ways to design a living room depending on the size and shape of the room, as well as your personal style and how you entertain guests. However, one of the trendiest design styles of the moment is the open space living room. This room design makes it easy to move from one place to another and entertain guests. However, it can be a challenging style for homeowners who crave separation between rooms for the purposes of privacy or efficiency.

Here are a few of our favorite strategies for designing an open space living room that’s functional, livable, and stylish.

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Take Your Living Room’s Design Focus Off the TV

Take Your Living Room’s Design Focus Off the TV

For far too long, televisions have been the primary focal point in American living rooms. Dating back to the 1950s, families have been gathering around the living room TV to watch the news, favorite sitcoms, and tune out after long days of work and school.

But these days, our lives have become so bombarded by technology that it’s become a challenge to take breaks from screen time and actually interact with family and friends. Interestingly, the design of your living room has a lot to do with how you and your loved ones connect with each other and spend time together at home.

Here some design tips for creating a living room space that isn’t centered on the television, but is more like a tech-free sanctuary that adds value to your relationships and personal life.

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The Evolving Orientation of Living Rooms: From the 1960s to Now

The Evolving Orientation of Living Rooms: From the 1960s to Now

Living rooms have been a central gathering place for families and friends for centuries, but how those living rooms look and feel has changed dramatically over the decades. These spaces have been used for everything from entertainment to socializing, storage, and displaying artwork.

Parlor rooms, which were originally used to display fine décor, paved the way for the modern living room to reflect a homeowner’s style and taste. But with technological advancements, living rooms have also become media centers with an array of high-tech gadgets.

In this article, we take a look at how living rooms have evolved over the past 50 years to become what they are today.

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