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Streelman Way
Streelman Way
TEW Design Studio
This was a small remodel project where we added wainscotting to the island and repainted it for a pop of color, added stools and pendants, changed the light fixture in the living room, added custom window treatments, and custom built-ins around the fireplace with wallpaper and funky custom wood shelves. The dining room got a new chandelier and a bold statement wall. We spruced up the foyer with a funky wood sideboard and abstract artwork.
Dining Nook & Kitchen - The Genesis - Family Super Ranch
Dining Nook & Kitchen - The Genesis - Family Super Ranch
Cascade West Development
Paint by Sherwin Williams Body Color - Wool Skein - SW 6148 Flex Suite Color - Universal Khaki - SW 6150 Downstairs Guest Suite Color - Silvermist - SW 7621 Downstairs Media Room Color - Quiver Tan - SW 6151 Exposed Beams & Banister Stain - Northwood Cabinets - Custom Truffle Stain Gas Fireplace by Heat & Glo Flooring & Tile by Macadam Floor & Design Hardwood by Shaw Floors Hardwood Product Kingston Oak in Tapestry Carpet Products by Dream Weaver Carpet Main Level Carpet Cosmopolitan in Iron Frost Downstairs Carpet Santa Monica in White Orchid Kitchen Backsplash by Z Tile & Stone Tile Product - Textile in Ivory Kitchen Backsplash Mosaic Accent by Glazzio Tiles Tile Product - Versailles Series in Dusty Trail Arabesque Mosaic Sinks by Decolav Slab Countertops by Wall to Wall Stone Corp Main Level Granite Product Colonial Cream Downstairs Quartz Product True North Silver Shimmer Windows by Milgard Windows & Doors Window Product Style Line® Series Window Supplier Troyco - Window & Door Window Treatments by Budget Blinds Lighting by Destination Lighting Interior Design by Creative Interiors & Design Custom Cabinetry & Storage by Northwood Cabinets Customized & Built by Cascade West Development Photography by ExposioHDR Portland Original Plans by Alan Mascord Design Associates
Modern Farmhouse
Modern Farmhouse
Casa Arte Group
Cottage medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room photo in Orange County with white walls and no fireplace
Carmel Residence: Dining Area
Carmel Residence: Dining Area
Union Studio, Architecture & Community Design
Photo: Herbert Studios
Example of a classic medium tone wood floor great room design in Providence with yellow walls
2019 Fall Parade of Homes - Dream Home
2019 Fall Parade of Homes - Dream Home
Zawadski Homes Inc.
Great room, featuring a gourmet custom kitchen and large dining area.
Great room - large contemporary medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room idea in Minneapolis with white walls
Alturas Homes Spring Parade 2017
Alturas Homes Spring Parade 2017
Alturas Homes
Interior Design by Lauren Smyth Photography and Staging by Andi Marshall
Inspiration for a cottage light wood floor and beige floor great room remodel in Boise with white walls
Luxe 2
Luxe 2
Hri Design
Example of a trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Denver with brown walls
Pennington 50's Ranch Renovation
Pennington 50's Ranch Renovation
AJ Margulis Interiors
A room for gathering together. Designed by AJ Margulis. Photo byTom GrimesTom Grimes
Mid-sized elegant medium tone wood floor great room photo in Philadelphia with beige walls and a standard fireplace
Urban Sophisticate- Transitional Home in Wrigleyville
Urban Sophisticate- Transitional Home in Wrigleyville
Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd
Todd Pierson
Great room - mid-sized transitional brown floor and dark wood floor great room idea in Chicago with beige walls and no fireplace
Moorestown Residence
Moorestown Residence
Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors LLC
Example of a cottage great room design in Philadelphia
(Custom Home) Ultimate Contemporary in Gig Harbor
(Custom Home) Ultimate Contemporary in Gig Harbor
Sockeye Homes
Example of a large trendy medium tone wood floor and beige floor great room design in Seattle with white walls
Mountain Peek
Mountain Peek
Centre Sky Architecture Ltd
Example of a large mountain style medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Other with a stone fireplace and a corner fireplace
Traditional Dining Room
Traditional Dining Room
Example of a classic medium tone wood floor and orange floor great room design in Milwaukee with beige walls
European Revival
European Revival
RENAISSANCE BUILDERS INC
A large dining room with tall windows and dark hardwood floors. The alder beams bring some detail to the ceiling
Example of a large transitional medium tone wood floor great room design in Minneapolis with gray walls
The Mainsail
The Mainsail
Nutter Custom Construction, LLC
Inspiration for a transitional dark wood floor and brown floor great room remodel in Tampa with white walls
Sophisticated Living in Tam O'Shanter
Sophisticated Living in Tam O'Shanter
trueONE Group, LLC
Trendy dark wood floor, brown floor and vaulted ceiling great room photo in Seattle with white walls
Tribeca Family Condo
Tribeca Family Condo
Lucy Harris Studio
Key decor elements include: Henry Dining table by Egg Collective, Ch20 Elbow chairs by Hans Wegner, Bana triple vase from Horne, Brass candlesticks from Skultuna, Agnes 10 light chandelier powder coated in black and brass finish by Lindsey Adelman from Roll and Hill
Private Residence - Spanish Trails
Private Residence - Spanish Trails
Element Design Build
Great room - large contemporary porcelain tile and beige floor great room idea in Las Vegas with white walls
Tribeca Penthouse Dining Room
Tribeca Penthouse Dining Room
Marie Burgos Design
A glass table, simple leather white chairs and a horizontal crystal chandelier are the highlights of this space. Glass allows the room to feel spacious. The cowhide rug provides an unexpected accent. And the chandelier adds glimmer to any dining experience. The artwork is the eye catcher that can be admired from every angle of the room. Photographer: Scott Morris
Las Vegas LEED Certified Modern Residence
Las Vegas LEED Certified Modern Residence
studio g ARCHITECTURE
Example of a large minimalist porcelain tile and gray floor great room design in Las Vegas with white walls and no fireplace
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Great rooms are open-concept spaces that include a living and dining room combination, often with the addition of a kitchen as well. They’re ideal for fostering a casual, social environment in the home, but all that undefined space can pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to arranging furniture and decor. So if you’re on the lookout for great room ideas, consider the following design tips and inspiration below.

1. Mix Up the Flooring

It’s nice to create sections within a great room, so that the space doesn’t feel overwhelming or drafty. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use different types of flooring throughout the room, with hardwood or tile in a kitchen and carpet or area rugs underneath a sitting area.

2. Statement Lighting

Your decor should help highlight and define different zones, so try hanging a bold chandelier above a dining table or sofa.

3. Highlight the Fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, design the room around it. You can install stonework or wood paneling above the fireplace to span the height of your wall, or arrange sofas and chairs around it for a cozy gathering spot.

4. Add an Island

Great rooms with kitchens are ideal for socializing or spending time with the family, but it’s also nice to cordon off your prep space. Strike a balance by installing a kitchen island or wrap-around countertop, and leave the mess inside.

5. Lay Down a Warming Rug

Adding a rug is another easy way to define different zones and keep your home feeling warm and cozy. Put it under a dining table or in the center of a living room area.

6. Opt For a Sectional Sofa

If you’re picking out new furniture, think about what sorts of interior layouts will work with the flow of the space. Sectional sofas are great for creating a defined family room and will add to the casual, welcoming mood.

7. Paint the Walls

Great room design is all about balancing the grand scale with casual comfort, and sometimes going all white can leave the space feeling too cold. In that case, try painting the walls beige or blue to bring some color to the room.

8. Install Built-In Shelves

Consider integrating a library within your great room with built-in shelves or a large bookcase. Whether you keep novels or cookbooks on the walls, a built-in unit is ideal for unifying the space.

9. Go Grand with a Lodge Style

Great rooms with tall, vaulted ceilings deserve an interior style that’s equally impressive. Opt for a stately ski lodge look with a ribbon fireplace and plenty of warm woods.

10. Keep It Cozy

Even if you don’t have high ceilings, going with a cozy look is key in such a big space. Create a warm and rustic space with a white wooden beam ceiling, chunky throw blankets and a cream colored couch.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a great room renovation or are building a designer great room from scratch, Houzz has 68,244 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Marie Burgos Design and Lisa Wolfe Design, Ltd. Look through great room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a great room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful great room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.