Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes they serve as the main gathering area for family, while in others they're more of a show room, used only when company comes over.
3. Let There be light: Lighting is one of the most important elements of any room. Always use a mix of overhead lighting, floor lamps and table lamps. A floor lamp looks great at the end of a sofa or behind an accent chair. Table lamps look lovely on side tables, shelves, and even mantels.
"In the bedroom, you want to feel the rug on your feet when you get out of bed," says interior designer Amber Lewis. "I like two feet to extend beyond the bed on each side."
5. Living Room Accessories: Once the furniture is in place it's important to think about where to place the accessories. No doubt you will have some window treatments and artwork, and maybe a television and some sconces. Give just as much thought to placing living room accessories as you do the furniture.