When it comes to designing a living room the furniture seems to catch your attention first. The furniture you choose determines the look of the living room. If you go for traditional furniture your living room will get a classy look. On the other hand if you select modern furniture, your living room will look trendy. Similarly ethnic furniture will give your living room a pastoral feel. The selection depends on your taste. With so many furniture stores around you may become confused. But deciding a theme first will help you to choose furniture accordingly.
Off course you need to invest some time and effort to decorate your living room. Selecting the furniture alone will not do. You need to select cushion, carpet and curtains to complement the furniture. Besides you also need to choose showpieces and accessories that will be in harmony with the décor of the living room. For example if you want a rustic feel you can decorate your living room with various indoor plants and showpieces made of cane, bamboo, hand made paper, clay etc.
Do you have a fireplace in the living room? If so, you can make it the center of the room and make a sitting arrangement in front of it. Using small tables and chairs or mattress with cushions can very well create the comfort zone.
If your living room serves as a family room for watching TV you can make the home theater the center of the room. In that case you can add up some leather couches. If you can not afford them, sofa can serve your purpose. You can relax and enjoy a film with your family.
At times a living room serves many purposes. If that is the case with your living room make sure to divide areas for the purpose and decorate each area depending on its purpose. For example if you use a corner for study, keep a table, a chair and a book shelf there. The book shelf can separate the study from the rest of the room. You can put a coffee table and chair at the other end of the room. Arrange the furniture in the middle of the room to make sitting arrangements for the guests.
If you find it difficult to decorate your living room you can go online and look for some decorating ideas. You can search with keywords like interior design Perth, Perth builders etc to know what is in trend in your place and what is out of fashion. Try the innovative ideas to give your living room a stylish look.