A French-inspired living room

Why We Love It

This living room from Southern Accents is traditional and pretty yet has a sumptuous freshness. The plum velvet sofa anchors a play of soft colors, as seen in the painted screen hanging over it and in the needlepoint footstools in front of the coffee table.

Layering adds texture

Why It Works

Layering, with design elements such as the pillows on the sofa, the pair of footstools, and the faded rug over sisal matting, gives the room depth and texture. This final step distinguishes a room that has great design.

Consider a painted screen in place of a large piece of artwork. Often they're more affordable and can be mounted without framing.

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