10 Traditional Living Room Design Ideas

From the edge of the home to the edge of the water, the outdoor living space is maximized with tables for outdoor dining, conversation groupings, and lounges for basking in the sun, with a boat and barbecue mixed in for good measure. A deep covered porch with fans and lighting makes an allweather outdoor space that can be used late into the evening.

The white wicker settee, chairs, and ottoman encircle the table with its small fire pit indented in the center for evening enjoyment.

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The designated entry is on the side of the home, which is handy from the parking in the alley. The entire lower level is one large open space encompassing the great room and kitchen. Three French doors connect the great room to the spacious waterside outdoor living area. Inside, a soft sofa and two chairs by the fireplace maintain views to the outdoors. There is a dining set to the side of the fireplace, but it is clear that for larger gatherings and entertaining, the preferred dining is outside.

With the whites and sand tones of the sofa, walls, and trim, the views outside become the natural visual focal points of the room.

DESIGN TIP: In homes with an open floor plan, creating a private corner, room for an out-of-the-way sofa, or a window seat allow space for privacy and recharging for those who need it.

The stairs, located between the main entry and the French doors, lead to the second level. There, the spacious master bedroom stretches the full width of the home, and a balcony, located atop the covered patio, overlooks the water.

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