Nobody really knows how to decorate a living room, not without doing some research first and putting their ideas in order. One of the first things to do is set your priorities and in order to do that you have to find the answers to some questions such as how do you plan to use the room, what type of ambiance do you prefer, where does your inspiration come from, do you have a favorite theme that you’d like to use, and so on. Naturally, the size and layout of the room are important as well. Because inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time, there’s no real logical set of steps that you should follow so let your own creativity guide you.
The living room is a social area, the space where you welcome guests, where you spend time with the family but also where you relax and unwind on those lazy weekends when you don’t really feel like doing anything. Given all that, a living room needs to be flexible and to adapt to your needs and shifting priorities. A good way to cover all the bases is with multifunctional furniture which also works out great if you’re short on space and you want to squeeze as much functionality into a small area. As far as the overall decor and ambiance are concerned, perhaps you’d enjoy a feng shui living room which is ultimately more about the vibe than anything else.
It always helps to see the ideas that others came up with when they designed their own living rooms, just to gather more inspiration and to be able to make more informed decisions. This also helps to better visualize certain types of layouts, color schemed and furniture arrangements. You can learn a lot just by looking at an image and the more you look at it the more you discover. It’s the focal points that pop out at first and then you also start to notice other major decor elements. The little details are not as noticeable but don’t underestimate their importance. They’re the ones that tie everything together.