February 16, 2023

How To Design A Stylish and Functional Living Room

Your living room is the focal point of your home, it’s the first room to greet you as soon as you arrive home. It’s also where you entertain guests, relax after a long day, and spend time with your family. That’s why it is essential to turn your living room into welcoming space that is both stylish and functional.

From selecting a colour palette to choosing furniture and accessories, this how-to guide will help you design a living room that you’ll love!

Determine the Room’s Purpose

When brainstorming ideas on how to design your living room, the first step to the design process is to consider how you will be using the room. Will you be using it to entertain? Will it be a place to relax? Will it be a hybrid of both?

Thinking about how the room will be used will make it easier for you to determine how to make the room functional when choosing furniture and accessories.


Choosing A Colour Palette

When deciding on what colour scheme to use in your living room, choose colours that reflect your own personal style. Whether you love neutrals, patterns, or monochrome, you have full creativity here!


Plan Your Furniture

Arrange your furniture to make your living room both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Position furniture to create areas for conversation but also create space for movement.

Invest in multifunctional furniture pieces (i.e., a sofa with built-in storage or an extendable table) to make the most out of your space or create additional storage in your home. Having extra storage in your home allows you to keep your home organize and clutter-free.


Brighten Up The Living Room With Lighting

Whether you’re relaxing in your living room or spending time with loved ones, create a relaxing ambiance in your living room by adding different types of lighting. Layering different kinds of lighting in your living room like table lamps or standing lamps can add style and function to your space.


Personalize Your Space

From little trinkets to photos of your loved ones, adding these pieces to your living room truly make your living room feel welcoming and comforting. Once again, this is your living room, you have full creativity of how you’d like to design your living room. Ideas: Add photos of your family & friends, sports memorabilia, collectables.



Adding accessories will create a cohesive look to you living room. Bring a pop of colour to your home by adding pieces like throw pillows and rugs. Not only will this create a visually appealing room but enhance your comfort. Bring the outdoors in with shrubs and plants! Plants aren’t just pleasing to the eye but can also improve the air quality in your home. Make sure to invest in curtains to ensure privacy and to control the amount of natural light that comes into your living room.


In conclusion, there are endless ways to design your living room. Creating a functional and stylish space requires a little bit of planning and your own creativity! Have fun with it and use your personal style to create a living room the reflects your taste and needs.


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