5 Design Tips for Your Dream Living Room

Often considered a key room of the house, the living room can embody everything you strive for in your home decor, design ideas, and personal taste! For this reason, people tend to find that it’s of the utmost importance to perfect their living room and make it a true representation of their home and their personality.

If this applies to you, then you might want to consider some basic tips and tricks to get the most out of your living room ideas. Here are five ideas to spice up the room and make the image in your head a little bit closer to reality!

Plan Ahead

One incredibly common mistake (especially if this is your first living room design) is to not dedicate enough time to planning the layout of your design. However, planning is the absolute key to success when it comes to home design!

A helpful way to go about this is to consider different viewpoints. Don’t just picture the design from one angle; try looking at it from the center, the sides, the corners, and off in the distance! This will allow you to get a clearer image of what the decor will look like.

Many people also find it useful to brainstorm some ideas at the very beginning and then narrow those ideas down later. Try it out and see if it doesn’t make things a whole lot simpler!

Perfect Sofa

The sofa is the star of the living room, so it stands to reason that the perfect living room begins and ends with the perfect sofa. And don’t let yourself get attached to a specific old sofa if it won’t work with your dream design!

View your living room as a blank slate. Attempting to force your design to conform to a sofa that isn’t right for your vision is a recipe for disaster. It’s important to view everything with fresh eyes and an open mind.

Only then can you truly achieve everything you want out of your home decor!


Next, spend some serious time on considering what artwork you might like to incorporate into your living room. This also involves making sure to hang your art in a way that’s proportional to the room’s width and height to not throw off the symmetry of the whole room!

You’ll also want to be sure to select artwork in keeping with the mood and atmosphere of the rest of the living room’s design. Clashing styles between your decor and art pieces will stick out like a sore thumb.

Focus on Comfort

Comfort is incredibly important to your living room’s design. While you, of course, will want everything to look aesthetically pleasing, this will all be for naught if the room itself isn’t enjoyable to spend time in!

To maximize comfort, be sure to pick colors, textures, and materials that you find cozy, relaxing, and in keeping with your own identity and sense of style. Your dream living room doesn’t only look nice; it should feel nice too!

And finally, you should be confident and consistent with any theme or general style you select for your living room. When you mix and match elements from many different themes or periods, it can have a jarring effect and cheapen the impact of the components, each of which might have worked well on its own.

Because of this, you should always remain firm and committed to a single vision that you want from your living room. While this might feel restraining at first, it will certainly pay off in the end!

About Auther:

Leigh Gordon is an avid surfer, writer, and blogger living in San Diego. She spends time hiking and traveling, and enjoys seeing all that California and the world have to offer. She owns a yellow lab named Finn.