Other living rooms are formal and only meant to be used for entertaining guests and may take on a more “hands-off!” standing in the house.
Here are some ideas which can be used in both types of living room:
Adorn Your Walls With Your Own Style
Choose the style that’s right for the room which will serve as your social space. If modern is more your style, then white or off-white walls, clean lines and curves, a small number of meaningful minimalist art, and photographs in sleek lacquered frames might be more to your liking. If traditional is more your style, then art and photographs in classic wood frames against a more darkly colored wall or darkly hued wooden panels may be more suitable to your comfort level.
Everything Must Compliment Everything
If you are going with a particular style on the walls, make sure that your furniture colors are mutually complimentary. The style, of course, is important. But not as important as keeping the color scheme correct. An older style of sofa can look modern in a modern styled room if the colors go together properly. Pillows, throws, and carpets should all go with the theme of the room, as set by the wall coverings.
Create a Focal Point
To help anchor the room, there should be some sort of a focal point. If television is a large part of your use of your living room, consider a large piece of art, a sculpture, or large dry flower arrangements on either side.
With these pointers, your living room will be a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary from the rest of the world where you, your loved ones, and your comforts reside.