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Vaulted ceiling in Dining Room
Vaulted ceiling in Dining Room
Orren Pickell Building Group
Vaulted ceiling in dining room
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor, brown floor and vaulted ceiling great room remodel in Chicago with white walls
Family Farmhouse
Family Farmhouse
Whitten Architects
Dining
Mid-sized country medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room photo in Portland Maine with white walls
Atlas Peak
Atlas Peak
TOTAL CONCEPTS
Minimalist concrete floor and gray floor great room photo in San Francisco with white walls
11 Crescent Lane, North Oaks MN 55127
11 Crescent Lane, North Oaks MN 55127
Eibensteiner Real Estate Group - ReMax Results
Example of a classic dark wood floor great room design in Minneapolis with gray walls
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
Nebo Circle at Summit Creek
Nebo Circle at Summit Creek
Hamilton Park Interiors
Great room - large rustic medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room idea in Salt Lake City with white walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Clubside Terrace Living Room/ Dining Room
Clubside Terrace Living Room/ Dining Room
Santos Rosado
Great room - french country dark wood floor great room idea in Atlanta with beige walls and no fireplace
Inglenook Grove
Inglenook Grove
Riverwood Homes of Colorado
Example of a mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor and beige floor great room design in Denver with beige walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Woodbine
Woodbine
Cynthia Hayes Interior Design
Jeffrey Allen
Example of a mid-sized transitional light wood floor great room design in Providence with white walls and no fireplace
Chandeliers
Chandeliers
Brilliant Lighting Center
Example of a mid-sized trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Salt Lake City with white walls and no fireplace
Dining room fireplace
Dining room fireplace
Ancient Surfaces
Ancient Dining Room Stone Fireplaces by Ancient Surfaces. Phone: (212) 461-0245 Web: www.AncientSurfaces.com email: sales@ancientsurfaces.com The way we envision the perfect dining room is quite simple really. The perfect dining room is one that will always have enough room for late comers and enough logs for its hearth. While It is no secret that the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table, everlasting memories are forged over the glowing heat of a stone fireplace. This Houzz project folder contains some examples of antique stone Fireplaces we've provided in or next to dining rooms. We hope that our imagery will inspire you to merge your dining experience with the warmth radiating from one of our own breathtaking stone mantles.
Axboe Residence
Axboe Residence
Zola European Windows
Dining area opens to balcony with valley views through huge lift slide door.
Great room - large contemporary light wood floor and beige floor great room idea in Salt Lake City with white walls
Mazama Ranchero
Mazama Ranchero
CAST architecture
CAST architecture
Great room - small contemporary concrete floor great room idea in Seattle
Beautiful Lake Tahoe Home
Beautiful Lake Tahoe Home
Vista Pointe Architectural Systems LLC
Kelly and Stone Architects
Example of a mountain style dark wood floor and brown floor great room design in Other with beige walls
A richly detailed family home, designed for sharing and entertaining
A richly detailed family home, designed for sharing and entertaining
Cheryl Smith Associates
Dining room
Great room - traditional dark wood floor great room idea in Other
Loomis Custom Home
Loomis Custom Home
Olsen Schumacher Homes Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary light wood floor and beige floor great room remodel in Sacramento with white walls and no fireplace
Luxurious Open Concept
Luxurious Open Concept
Infinite Home
Transitional medium tone wood floor, beige floor and wall paneling great room photo in Atlanta with beige walls
Linn Ranch
Linn Ranch
Big-D Signature
Photo Credit: JLF Architecture
Example of a large mountain style dark wood floor great room design in Jackson with brown walls and no fireplace
Addilyn III Two Story
Addilyn III Two Story
Rob Washam Construction, Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized coastal light wood floor and multicolored floor great room remodel in Kansas City with gray walls
Float House V
Float House V
Integrate Architecture & Planning
Trendy concrete floor and gray floor great room photo in Portland with white walls
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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 68,864 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including CAST architecture and Coldwell Banker. 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.