How to Decorate your Living Room

Most of us spend most of our time in the living room. Not only is your living room a destination for much-needed rest and relaxation, it’s a place where everyone can gather. Whether you’re hanging with the family or having a party, everyone tends to congregate here. And it’s no wonder! The living room is often where the best seats in the house are – and those seats are usually conveniently in front of the TV.

So how do you create a living room worthy of all this attention? We have 3 essentials that encompass all the living room decor you need, plus we’ve added a few living room decorating ideas you’ll love.

1: Occasional Tables

Occasional tables are the tables you would want and need in your living room, including the coffee tables, sofas, console tables and sides, ends and accent tables.

Coffee tables are typically placed front and center of your seating arrangement, and they serve as a hub for books, trays, baskets, accessories and necessities – like TV remotes, magazines and throw blankets. Those of us who like to eat or work in front of the TV also tend to treat our coffee tables as dining tables and desks. If that’s the case for you, a lift-top coffee table is perfect, as the surface elevates to a comfortable height for eating and working.

Sofa tables or console tables often go behind a sofa or up against a wall. You can use them as a place to display decorative items and table lamps for extra lighting. Entryways, hallways and dining areas are also great places for sofa tables or console tables.

Side tables, end tables and accent tables go next to your seat, so you have easy access to things like your phone, drink, book, TV remote, lamp, etc.

All occasional tables are available with or without storage, so you decide just how much functionality you need. 


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2: Storage

If your living room is where you spend most of your time, it only makes sense to decorate it as a complete and utter representation of your taste. Having plenty of spots to store and showcase all the items that reflect who you are and what you love will take your living room from okay to extraordinary.

Bookcases and room dividers are your chance to put your life and your interests on display. From family photos, to travel knickknacks, to books and plants, there are pieces you can bring into your space to make you and your guests feel a part of something personal and special.


Photo from: The Sofa & Chair Company


3: Accessories

The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing accessories for your living room. Rugs, pillows, art, lamps and decorative accents add layers of color, texture and style that put the “living” in living room.

Rugs often end up dictating the color palette of a room, so they’re the perfect accessory to begin decorating with. They come in all shapes and sizes, patterns and materials. Same goes for pillows, which means you’re bound to find the right fit for your living room. Aside from adding softness to your space, these simple accents make big statements about your preferences.

Art, lamps and tabletops, shelves decor may seem like extra, but these are the items that make your living room feel complete and completely you.


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