A Guide To Decorating Your Living Room 

If you’ve been thinking about decorating your home, it is likely that one of the first rooms which came to mind is your living room. The living room is a room in the house which is used frequently, meaning that it can quickly become a little shabby or unloved. 

Re-decorating your living room can be a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to putting everything together to create a harmonious room. You have to choose the right colour for the walls, what furniture you want to put in the room and how to accessorise and arrange everything. With this in mind, here are some tips on decorating your living room. 


One of the most common issues with living room decoration for many people is figuring out how to arrange their furniture. More often than not, a sofa is pushed against, a TV is on another and there may be a chair or two around the room. 

Arranging furniture is something which requires a little more consideration and there are some important considerations to keep in mind. You should arrange your furniture with the traffic flow in mind, create a focal point in the room and create an area where you can sit with family and friends with little distraction in the way. 


Empty walls can be a sign of an incomplete room. Whilst this doesn’t mean that you need to fill every space on your wall, decorating the room with artwork is important. It doesn’t need to be expensive to add artwork to your room and create a cohesive and enticing look. What one person may consider art could be drastically different from what someone else does, so the best thing is to follow your instincts and interests when it comes to what you like and what will suit your room. 

Area Rugs

Introducing large area rugs into your living room can cause challenges. There are many different reasons as to why rugs are a great addition to your living room, but before you make a decision to buy one, there are some small things to consider when it comes to large area rugs. The most important thing to remember when buying a rug is the size. 

When a stylish rug is too small, it can make the whole living room look disjointed, so be sure to choose a rug which is the right size for the room. Any furniture which you choose to put on top of the rug, such as a luxury coffee table or designer sofa, should be well spaced apart. 


Lighting is a complex element in any room, but in a living room, it is important to consider both natural light and ambient lighting.  Light sources should be placed around the room at different levels, so consider overhead feature light shades, table lamps and floor lamps.