Living rooms are just that, rooms for living in. It's where the family gathers, watches TV together and plays. It's where the single person often reads, listens to music, cuddles with the family pet, and entertains friends. It's important to keep living rooms livable.
Living rooms benefit from comfortably placed chairs, enough for your typical crowd of guests, and sitting areas should be placed in areas of brightest light
White or cream walls with brown accessory tones work best.
During the day there should be open blinds for lots of natural light. In the evening there should be the possibility of balanced light. Candles are wonderful for achieving this affect.
Bring in elements of the natural world.
Make sure never to leave flowers or plants in dirty water.
The focal point in the living room should never be an entertainment center. The focal point should be, rather, a painting, a window with a view or a fireplace. Fireplaces can be decorated with candles on the grate or red or orange flowers when not in use.
Paintings should be of something that holds importance to you, something that is and aspect of the kind of life you live, want or something you enjoy.
Floors should be wood, covered in rugs with all natural cotton area rugs.