A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
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A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Some festive inspiration + a few tips

Each year as the air gets cooler and we start to shift into a new seasonal pattern, we look forward to creating looks that feel festive and warm to reflect winter’s stillness and all it brings.

Our team recently had an opportunity to style a space with a few of our favorite pieces and textiles, and we’re excited to share the look with you today!

Keep scrolling for some wintery inspiration and a few tips on incorporating some of the go-to design tricks we used in this space.

A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Using an ottoman as your coffee table brings warmth + ease to a room.

Who said that your “coffee table” has to be an actual table? In the right space, we love using one, or even a pair of two ottomans as the conversation piece in the middle of our seating.

Not only does it bring the look of warmth through the upholstery, but it’s also functional as extra seating when you need it to be. Plus, if you have little kids, you don’t have to worry about them running into the sometimes sharp corners of a square table in the middle of a room.

A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Designer-approved Ottomans

Layer in extra seating and add an element of texture to the room.

Styling tip: Adding a textured tray to an ottoman adds the functionality element of a traditional coffee table, giving you a place to hold your favorite decor or books.

A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Choosing a cohesive color palette allows mixed patterns to flow.

We love mixing patterns, but it can look chaotic if there’s too much going on. By choosing a color palette to carry throughout your textiles, blending patterns and shapes is a lot more seamless.

Often, the first piece you fall in love with or choose for your space will inform your color motif. In this space, we drew tonal inspiration from one of our favorite new rugs at McGee & Co. and incorporated its’ blue and cream tones throughout the rest of our textiles to create a cohesive look.

A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Rugs for every room

Ground the room with warmth and tone by adding a patterned, woven, or textural rug to your space.
Tips for finding the right rug
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

Click here for tips on mixing pillow patterns!

Mixing seating pieces intentionally makes all the difference.

Choosing a sofa can be one of the hardest decisions when designing a great room, so we like to make that selection first before deciding on other seating pieces.

When it comes to selecting the right sofa, there are countless factors to consider. In this space, we chose one of our go-to upholstery pieces, The Remi Sofa, in an ultra-durable Crypton fabric for maximum functionality and comfort. Paired with two legged, linen, teak chairs, we contrasted the sofa’s style just enough to create dimension.

A Wintery Layered Great Room Look
A Wintery Layered Great Room Look

The McGee & Co. Upholstery Collection

Hand-crafted in the US and completely customizable, each piece is designed for a lifetime of comfort.
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