Looking to the Past: Antiques abound in this cozy living room, but it's the fabrics and accessories that are filled with French flair. Notice the interesting use of a large upholstered window seat instead of a traditional sofa, and the positioning of two ottomans and a pair of footstools. Note the highly embroidered valance framing the window seat.
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Perfect Arrangement A unique room shape can make arranging furniture tricky. For a narrow space, try placing a couch along the back wall. Flank the right and left sides with love seats or chairs. Keep accessories simple and create symmetry by placing end tables on both sides of the sofa.
Create a gallery of frames above a large window or along the soffit above kitchen cabinets. Use matching frames for your collection and fill with favorite snapshots and fun prints. If you have a colorful space, try a collection of black-and-white images. Or if your space leans more neutral, like this breakfast nook, opt for an assortment of colorful artwork