The living room is where you spend most of your time. It’s truly lived in.
It is also the room friends and family frequent, so a design will set the tone for the rest of the house, and your guests.
Here are some basic tips to get you started.
Define the Room
The best way to plan a room is defining its purpose. Is it supposed to be a playroom? Is it for entertaining? Is it formal? Is it for looks alone? Or do you want it to have multiple functions? The more specific the function, the more appealing the area.
Find the Focal Points
Once the purpose is defined, you now have to find a centerpiece: that one feature that draws the eye. Most of the time, it’s the TV. But why? Entertainment centers take up a lot of space and can often look clunky. Instead, consider being more original with your living room design. Focus on the fireplace, a painting, or something more personal to you. But if it has to be the TV, try to find a way to camouflage
Arrange or Rearrange Furnishings
Create a whole new atmosphere with just a little imaginative rearranging. Remember, not everything has to be against the wall. Some contemporary designs use “floating” living room furniture in the middle of the room to help divide up the space. Also, while arranging, don’t forget to supply ample walkways for guests.