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In many houses, especially in large houses with plenty of rooms, there is a rising trend of keeping a living room and a family room. Let’s find out how they differentiate and how the Barcelona Collection can make it worthy for both spaces.  

For large houses, there is a growing trend of alternative spaces, beyond the traditional sections of the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and so on. Spaces like the male cave, the family room, the playroom are new additions, more specialized. In that case, this specialization impacts in decor too, obviously. A Male cave will have some characteristic elements: Big TV, Video games, music, or sports devices. For that reason, leather, wood, metals are some of the textures that you will expect to find there, and your furniture must be in that way. But what happens in a living room or a family room?

Your Living Room

Designed to be the place of meeting for all the family and guests, the living room is the place where all the social chat is made, whether with your family or friends. You want this social chat to take place in a pleasant space, to please and gratify your guests and family. This place requires a balance of formality and comfort. If you have an interest in arts, decor, or collections, the living room is an ideal place to show some of your personal affections. 

The Barcelona Collection has the ideal choices for an elegant, sleeker, and beautiful living room: The Barcelona Sofa, Barcelona Chair, and Barcelona Loveseat, along with the Barcelona Ottoman and Barcelona Table. Combine them according to the particular needs of your living and you will have a place of excellence. The Barcelona Daybed is great to make an impact in your living, inviting you to relax and contemplate while it exudes beauty and elegance. 

Your Family Room

Some people like to keep a place in their home called family room. It is a second living room in your house but dedicated to your family and relatives, so it is kind of more intimate and private. The family room would be a place more oriented to relaxing and share with your kids and pet. It doesn’t have to be confused with a playroom. It’s not a place full of video consoles and table games.

A family room may have, for example, a very comfortable sectional, a cozy bench, a colorful rug, some shelves for books or magazines, and of course a big TV and console. Depending on your particular background, there are elements to customize your space: Some musical instruments, giant photography books of dinosaurs, or whatever is your children’s best interest.

Your family rooms its the place for the pop corn-fueled-Friday-evening movies, while your child is playing with the pet.

As suggestions for furniture, a great generic sectional is good. A Barcelona bench 3 seater provides space and comfort. Another piece specially designed for this purpose is a womb chair. Colorful and comfortable, that will be a nice friend in the family.
More in detail, let’s see which Barcelona Collection member can fit each environment:

The Barcelona Chair.

Living Room. Its the pivotal creation of the Barcelona Collection. Its iconic shape is formed by a unique frame, of an “X” shape and made of shiny stainless steel. Above this frame, its cushions are upholstered with aniline leather, giving the Barcelona Chair its shiny, textured prime quality leather.  The classic colors that are used in the Barcelona Chair are black or white, but there are demanded variations, like Tan or Brown that fit in almost any space. 

The Barcelona Sofa

Living Room. The extension of the concept of the Barcelona Chair, to a three-seat sofa. Barcelona Sofa has all the presence and elegance to become a focal point of the room. Just like the Barcelona Chair, its classic colors are black or white, but there are some variations to adapt to every space. 

The Barcelona Loveseat

Living Room. The presentation of the concept of the Barcelona Chair extended to a two-seat piece. Just like the Barcelona Chair and the Barcelona Loveseat, its available in black or white, but some other colors are used, depending on the particular space you want to decor. 

The Barcelona Table

Living Room. Its glass top makes it safer in spaces with grown-ups. A very elegant, light table, that can be used both in office institutional spaces or in personal, familiar spaces. The Barcelona Table has a chromed, shiny base made of stainless steel, that supports a glass top. The Barcelona Table has a squared shape, and it works very well as a furniture piece to make your living room lighter and clear. It offers good contrast with the solid volume of leather seats of the Barcelona Chair, the Barcelona Sofa, and the Barcelona Loveseat. 

The Barcelona Ottoman

Living Room/ Family Room. A great sidekick to be with you, not only in your living room but your bedroom or your family room, the Barcelona Ottoman is a beautiful object that is functional and aesthetic at the same time. Use your Barcelona Ottoman to rest your feet at the end of a busy day. Use your tour Barcelona Ottoman to place some magazines and as a surface to storage some light items. Anyway, the Barcelona Ottoman is so elegant and convenient that it can be used in any space of the house, as a functional object or just as a decor element. If you have a dark, heavy space, you can bring a white Barcelona Ottoman to clear the space; or even in the other way around, for a place with an excess of clear and white colors, you can use your Barcelona Ottoman as a character piece, when it’s presented in solid black. Besides the classical white and black, the Barcelona Ottoman is presented in tan and brown.

The Barcelona Bench

Family Room/ Living Room. It could be considered as a humble element, but nothing is more versatile than a Barcelona Bench. It works easily as an extra seat surface, or as a center table, or just as a decorative object. Use your Barcelona Bench to place your coffee and magazines in a Saturday morning, but set them free in the evening to receive your guests and offer a good and comfortable seat without overcrowding your space with chairs and legs. This convenient piece comes in two sizes: The Barcelona Bench 2 seater, and the Barcelona Bench 3 seater.   

The Barcelona Daybed

Family Room/ Living Room. Made of reminiscences of the Roman Empire and the Egyptian Empire, you can be easily impressed by the timeless beauty of the Barcelona Daybed. According to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, he searched for inspo in the relax furniture pieces used by Pharaons. Its something you can easily notice when you contemplate its graceful silhouette ending in its rounded leather bolster, secured to the cushioning platform with a pretty set of straps. The Barcelona Daybed can be used in large spaces, for example, below a window, or in a clear hall. 

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