Colorful Great Room
The Colorful Design
Large open rooms with high ceilings are certainly the trend in home building, but they often lead to spaces not feeling cozy. In this colorful great room, we broke the space up into two smaller “rooms:” a TV watching area and an area for conversation taking advantage of all of the windows.
In the TV watching area, the major design change was moving the television to over the fireplace. This took some creative masonry and wire hiding, but it was important to have a single focal point rather than two.
The TV Sitting Area
Here you can see our design board for the TV area. We work to create a mock up of the feeling the room will have – but the fabrics are shown to the client in person. (You will have to wait to see them later in the post!) We wanted the two sections of the room to flow, but we grounded each with their own area rug.
The “sun room” features a tailored sofa, and comfy chair perfect for conversation or reading. We love the bold introduction of color from the large floral rug.
Before and After
We love seeing the side-by-side transformation. You can really tell how painting the ceiling and moving the TV transformed the space. Plus the staging by a design team really makes the room a wow.
This colorful great room features many shades of red and orange orange with a pop of teal. The deep cherry of the built-in bookcases mirror that color palette. The warm taupe walls help to ground the spaces high ceilings. Notice how we even painted the ceiling to help make the grand room feel cozier.
In the TV area, we introduced a cocktail table ottoman to provide a pop of color and a place to put your feet, but also a tray to provide a place to put things down like beverages or food.
The sun room features a pop of red on the window seat and in the stripe on the chair. We love the view out this window, and can imagine the family spending a lot of time sitting on the sofa enjoying the backyard.
The glass cocktail table works well in not blocking the beautiful rug and allowing the area to stay bright and open.