500-year Evolution of Living Room

500-year Evolution of Living Room

The living room is one of the most important rooms in a home. But today's living rooms look and function much differently than those from hundreds of years ago.

As new trends in art and culture rise, so do new interior design styles. HomeAdvisor has created a new animation to illustrate how living room d├ęcor and design have evolved over the past 500 years.

People in Ancient Egypt began decorating home interiors. But the art of creating an inspiring space to live really took off in the west with the French Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries. But today's living room interior design is much different than the living rooms of the past. From changes in art and cultural influences, to the seemingly-endless changes in architecture and design styles - living room interior design has come a long way.

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