Today's furniture is getting down. From platform beds to low sofas, home decor hits a new low.
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Today's furniture is getting down. From platform beds to low sofas, home decor hits a new low:
- Designer Lori Gayman explains that many sofa seats today are only 15 inches off the ground, instead of the traditional 18 inches, and platform beds are going as low as 11 inches. This low furniture can actually make your room look larger because it makes the ceiling appear higher.
- It's preferable to keep the scale of low-profile furniture the same. Mixing high and low within a seating group could mean trouble, but in the rest of the room, it's great to have different levels for more interest.
floral and green velvet floor cushion (Fontchorn 26x26 410250925006) (Pierre Deux)
velvet floor pillows with buttons, tufted velvet floor pillow (Urban Outfitters)
silk floor pillow (Pompanoosuc Mills)
geometric ultrasuede floor pillow (West Elm)
Redesigners Kelly Edge and Judy Anderson take a large family room and make it both adult- and kid-friendly.(2 photos)
Sarah Shaw Guinn embellishes her picket fence "flower bed" with a dinner bell, metal daisies and a checkerboard pattern.