32 Living Room Light Hardwood Floors Bench Design Photos And Ideas

The living spaces of house, built in 1972 or 1973, were originally divided into three—a kitchen, living and dining area, and an atrium (previous owners had covered the atrium with a roof). "The new owners wanted the interior space to flow as one, so we removed the glass doors and solid walls separating the enclosed atrium from the kitchen and living room," principal John Klopf says. "Some structural posts needed to remain to hold up the roof, but overall the space was opened up almost completely. The floor was leveled, and the plan freed up." The rainbow print is a 1960s Herman Miller trade poster, and the Vitamin Water print by a New York artist. A Sapien book tower from Design Within Reach sits next to the TV. The sofa is IKEA.
Great Room with Living Room in foreground.  Kitchen at left and Dining Room at right with firepit at exterior beyond
Entry foyer, suggesting a visual cue to turn the corner, but allowing for privacy upon entry.
Living Room
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View of Living Room
With slate-colored walls, plenty of leather and wood in the communal areas, industrial-style decor and bedrooms with unusual reading-friendly headboards, Hotel SP34 is a great way to enjoy Copenhagen in style.
Andy Hong tunes out with his hi-fi system in the living area of his ground floor. The big room contains a kitchen, a washer-dryer, and ample work surfaces. “Since I travel a lot,” he says, “I really look forward to hanging out in the big room, catching up with my hobbies and doing laundry.”
Living Room
Living Room
Awaiting the birth of the couple’s son, Vivi relaxes in a built-in reading nook in the library.
Fronting Alamo Square Park, the living room’s pitched ceiling creates an expansive space for socializing and relaxing. The space is accented by a custom sofa and window seat by Franciscan Interiors, rocking chairs from B&B Italia, a Lake low credenza by BDDW. The fireplace-adjacent bench seating is upholstered in William Yeoward Alverdia fabric in Ocean, complementing the teal accents in the adjoining dining room and kitchen.
The angled fireplace is clad in Grove Brickworks field tile from Waterworks – laid vertically with no grout in between.
Vintage details, like this metal floor lamp, provide subtle nods to an industrial aesthetic.
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In the living area, a restored Milo Baughman sofa and a Nelson Platform bench join an Ortal fireplace.
The 13-foot-wide sliding window provides abundant natural light year-round. The staircase was placed at the building's center to maximize openness and make space for the carport below. The blackboard is for the couple's young son, Takuma, to play with and practice writing.
In the living room, a Nelson bench doubles as a coffee table, and a wood-burning stove from Cleanburn Stoves keeps the space warm.

The modern living room is one of the busiest spots in the house. It is where family and friends alike gather to share stories, watch movies, read, and unwind. As you'll find in the projects below, there are endless ways to configure a fresh living space with modern options for chairs and sofas, sectionals, end and coffee tables, bookcases, benches, and more. Innovative fireplaces add a touch of warmth.

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