Living room layouts enabling greater social interaction, as well as design accents like built-ins, were big trends this year. Houzz, a popular home remodeling site, recently rounded up the living room and family room photos uploaded to its site this year that the highest number of users saved.
1. Shiplap: Add visual interest with shiplap to a wall otherwise overtaken by a large flat-screen TV.
2. All about built-ins: Add organization, displays on open shelving, and a bar for entertaining.
3. Well-situated sofas: Float the sofa so it’s not right up against the wall; for example, try using a console table directly behind the couch to give the living room some breathing space.