Living Room Vs Family Room

It can be downright baffling to pin down the difference between two seemingly identical concepts. In the epic clash of living room vs. family room, is there really a clear distinction? As a matter of fact, yes.

Just as we discovered when exploring the nuances between modern and contemporary design, there’s a lot in a label. While plenty of people use the terms “living room” and “family room” more or less interchangeably, they actually aren’t the same thing — larger homes sometimes even have both — and it all comes down to how you use the space.

Living Room

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Along with the kitchen, the living room is the main common space in most family homes, but the exact nature of how to use it has been mysterious for a long time.

According to Joan DeJean, writing for the New York Times, living rooms started out as formal

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24 Creative Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas

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Victoria Pearson

You’re giving your bedroom a makeover—what’s the first thing you do? You probably try to figure out how exactly to hang that colossal flat-screen TV directly across from your bed. Stop doing that! It’s time to think outside the (idiot) box. Your space should be a sanctuary—a restful, cozy bedroom where you fall asleep after a long day and wake up fresh as a daisy in order to start a new one, and your bedroom walls deserve more than electronics. Even better, there are so many options of what to do with those walls, so you should apply the same care you used when you chose your bed, nightstands, bedding, lighting, and rug. (We know—some of those decisions took you 18 months. We’re here to help make things move a little quicker!)

Let’s start with your decorating style: If your bedroom walls could talk, what do you want

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Interior Design Projects

Dressed in warm, neutral tones, the living room features Novamobili sofas, coffee tables from Ethnicraft and a suspended lamp from De Padova. Photography courtesy of Mauricio Fuertes.

At almost seven miles, Barcelona’s Diagonal Avenue is one of the city’s most important arteries—and a great repository of architectural history. So when local architecture practice The Room Studio set upon renovating this apartment, located in the most central area of Diagonal Avenue, preserving the soul of the space was a top priority.

“The main requirement of the owners was to maintain the structure of the house while adapting it to their current needs,” explain Meritxell Ribé and Josep Puigdomènech, founders of The Room Studio. “To this end, all the spaces were redistributed and restored, returning to the home to its original essence.” The resulting design features natural woods, varying types of marble, brass, and stone, as well as comfortable textiles. As the

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