The concept of a family room or den was growing in popularity then, sometimes replacing a formal living room altogether, while sometimes simply providing a place for children to play, since they usually weren’t allowed in a formal living room except on special occasions.
Initially, these multi-purpose rooms were rather modest, but by the end of the decade, they had grown in importance and in size.
There are more great living room photos to be found on the Mid-Century Home Style site, so check it out.
Text and images from midcenturyhomestyle.com
|Armstrong in coral and green, 1950|
|Coral and gray living room, 1951|
|Modern bungalow, 1953|
|Armstrong cork floor, 1953|
|Stone fireplace, 1953|
|Sun porch, 1953|
|Modern Wormley, 1953|
|Clerestory windows, 1954|
|Armstrong Excelon flooring, 1957|