Keep Shapes Classic
Classic designs, like tufted chairs and armchairs, look refined by default. Upholstered seats also have a way of imparting a sense of comfort in any room. The oversize chairs at the foot of the bed make this room feel extra-inviting and help soften the hard lines of the wood pieces.
Group Calming Colors
Gather large upholstered pieces in soft pastel colors to bring a feeling of calm and comfort into a living room. Try furnishings in varying shades of one color, like this living room’s pale blue upholstered X-stool, ottoman, and armchair and the ornate rug, which has a beautiful floral pattern with touches of a darker blue.
Mix Polished Textures
Bring richness and dimension to a specific spot in a room by grouping furnishings made with luxurious materials and finishes. The polished wood table, the chairs with leather seats, and the colorful traditional rug help turn this in-between area in a living room into an attractive gathering space.