Opt for a modern great room
Take a page from elegant great rooms with soaring ceilings and towering windows for an open living and dining space brimming with sophisticationóbut with a modern sensibility. No need to go overboard with patterns, rich leathers, and deep colors. Try this sitting roomís lighter approach, with a pair of simple yet bright sofas, accents of gold and crystal, and minimalist abstract art that bridges the living and dining areas. Plus, you canít go wrong with a white, gold, and blond-wood color scheme, which can also help soften ornate architectural details in rooms.