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How to Make a Great Room Great

What's not so great about a great room? Decorating it! All that extra space can be intimidating to fill. Keep these three tips in mind to make sure it all comes together.


1. Go big.

An above-average room demands above-average furniture. Opt for an oversized sofa and accent chairs that are either designed for larger spaces or customized to suit your space's particular needs. The same goes for the coffee table; choose something that will stand up to the scale of the sofa.

2. Divvy it up.

Divide the space into distinct sitting areas. For example, tuck two wheeled benches that can be easily moved around under the sofa table. Fill out the secondary seating area with a settee, which offers a relaxing, alternative place to read or seating for two or three during a party.

3. Be quiet!

Keep your colour palette soft and subtle. A great room should speak for itself. Neutralize built-ins and ceiling in a soft white that matches your trim.

Get the Look!

Below, clockwise from top left: Modern sofa, Montauk; Ensnared Base lamp, Anthropologie; Ikat Links rug and Bliss Chair and a Half, both West Elm; Jute Braid pillow cover and Geneva tray table, at Pottery Barn; Heirloom Silver Coffee trunk and Tufted bench, Restoration Hardware; Bare It All and Swim Trunks paints, Para Paints.

Inspired great room furniture and accessories.


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