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7 Living Room Design Pet Peeves

Ideas for improving living room layouts

By Christine Porretta


It's one of the most widely used spaces in a home, yet a living room is often not set up in the most functional or eye-catching way. Stay clear of these design don'ts when putting together your living room.

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Library by Elaine Santos

Planning Your Living Room Design

If your living room is lackluster, don't blame its size. "You can do all the things you want to do in a smaller space—you don't need a 20 feet by 20 feet room," says NYC-based interior designer Elaine Santos.

Here are her seven top pet peeves along with statement-making solutions. 

by Elaine Santos

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