Liveable Luxury Great Rooms


Do you have a Great Room in your home? Typically these are rooms with double height and super high ceilings where the main fireplace and living or family room are situated. Great Rooms have a stereotype that they have to be grand, extremely elegant and sophisticated spaces. While this can be true for some, we love to create Liveable Luxury Great Rooms so that they can be well used in everyday life!

In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a Liveable Luxury Great Room in your home!

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How to Recognize A Liveable Luxury Great Room

A liveable and luxurious great room refers to a great room that has been designed and considered with everyday life in mind yet still looks and feels luxurious. The key characteristics of a great room are still followed, with structured and comfortable furniture arranged in a symmetrical layout and glamorous features. However to make this space more liveable for the everyday, layered textures should be incorporated and rich wood tones too.

In some properties, the Great Room is in addition to a family room so it can take on more of a formal look and feel. However, if the Great Room in the home is the only living space, then it needs to have a more balanced approach.

Great Room Fun Facts:

The Great Room was in fact a concept from medieval castles! Back then, the Great Room was known as a Great Hall or Great Chamber in these castles and mansions that were one large contained room where everything happened. These spaces were typically double or triple the height of a standard room that made them look and feel even grander.

It wasn’t until the 1950s and 60s that these Great Rooms started to appear in suburban homes.

Nowadays, the Great Room refers more to an open plan space than anything else. The concept of it originally being an area of a mansion where everything happens is exactly what an open plan space is for families in the modern world.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Structured Furniture
  • Glamorous Features, without being over the top 
  • Rich Wood Tones
  • Layered Textures

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Wood Base Sofa

Use a structured sofa like this wooden base one to create a sophisticated and symmetrical furniture arranged in your Great Room.

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Wooden Square Coffee Table

Incorporate some rich wood tones through the coffee table. We particularly love this one because of the slight curves it features!

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Structured High Back Accent Chairs

We love using structured and high back accent chairs in Great Rooms because they add to the grandeur of the space!

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Marble and Brass Side Table

We love using side tables as another way of adding elegance and sophistication to spaces.

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Velvet Accent Chair

Add a different fabric to layer up tones and textures within the space. We love the elegant shape of this accent chair!

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Ornate Gold Wall Mirror

Inject a soft element of glam through a brass or gold wall mirror!

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3-Drawer Console Table

Use a stylish console table on the perimeter of the space that features some brass detailing to add a hint of glam.

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Structured Upholstered Sofa

Add a sleek look to your Great Room with this stylish and modern silhouetted sofa. 

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Polished Brass Decorative Bowl

We love adding brass decorative objects, trays and bowls into Great Rooms as another layer of luxury.

Personalize Your Space

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