Having a large window in your living room not only allows you to enjoy the outdoor view, but it also brings in natural light and creates a serene atmosphere in your home.
If you have enough wall space below your window, you can use low-lying furniture, like in this layout, to frame your window without obstructing your view. A light color palette will reflect the natural light and give your living room a radiant glow.
If your living room is relatively small with a large window, it may seem challenging to design, especially if you want to create a multi-functional space.
If your windows or glass doors separate your living room from an outdoor space, bringing elements and colors from nature into your indoor design help pull the spaces together. I
Designing a narrow living room with minimal wall space due to large windows may seem difficult, but it is possible to even create a multi-functional space with the right layout.
If your living room window boasts a spectacular view, you may want to highlight it. In this example, the conversation area is laid out in a sunken living area away from the window, designating an open pathway around the windows.
If you want to let the natural light in but not necessarily highlight your window as a focal point, you can use design techniques to bring attention elsewhere.
Another way to highlight a breathtaking view from your window is to theme your living room around it, even if it's subtle. In this layout example, blue accent pillows and furniture compliment the colors of the lakefront outside.
Another creative way to bring out your outdoor view in your living room design is to keep the layout simple. Limiting artwork and accent décor, like in this example, draws attention to the windows and the view.
In this layout, the furniture frames in the corner windows, creating a cozy conversation area even though the living space is large.