Interior Design – Neutral Living Room

What I Like About This Room

Over the last three years I’ve written about many things. From organizing tips to the next big color to designing with one color. But now I thought I would do something a little different. For the next few articles I want to show you some designs I really like and explain why.

This first room is a favorite. The neutral tones evoke an understated elegance. It allows many things to take center stage without being too loud. It’s comfortable and all things play well together. Now it’s a little ‘too’ staged for my taste, so I would many a few subtle changes without losing the integrity of the design.

1. Let’s add window treatments for some softness. Adding roller shades or drapery panels creates another layer of interest.
2. I would change the table scape on the coffee table. Adding lower items allows you and your guests to converse without obstruction.
3. I might consider using a smaller mirror over the fireplace. It seems a bit large and heavy.

Other than those few changes, this is a room I could live with. What are your thoughts? Let me know.


Christopher Porikos
Author: Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.