10 Living Rooms That Sport Style and Substance

Few boundaries exist in decorating contemporary living rooms. Beige is still acceptable, though today designers are blending hues within the color scheme to formulate texture, to help various elements pop out, and to prevent the homeowner from boredom. Deep textures have other effects on a living room. They may lend warmth and invite guests or homeowners to use the furniture or accouterments more. They might stabilize the scene, weighing it down from other design elements such as abundant windows or great room plans. Whatever your choice of texture, composition, lighting, and space planning, color is an integral key. German furniture-design company Huelsta offers copious colors from and finishes for buffets, side tables, cocktail tables, etc. For instance, its TAMETA line textures include wood, lacquered, and glass—all within a sideboard; the company's LILIUM line, features single pieces and system components in solid wood for your living room. They have put up some gorgeous images...

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