Shawn E. Hayes, November 07th , 2018.
Use your living room to make a design statement. If you're drawn to clean, modern lines, use minimal furnishings and lighting. If you have a limited budget, make a statement with one item such as an unusual cocktail table. Olivia Rassow of Elle Decor says the cocktail table can be the most important piece in the living room. For the ultimate in natural lighting, consider replacing your old, outdated and dingy windows with fresh replacement windows. Large picture windows compliment living areas wonderfully and shaped windows can add a stunning architectural focal point to your home.
Another configuration for seating in view of the focal point uses symmetry, such as with two sets of comfortable chairs or sofas at the walls to the left and right of the wall with the television. Side tables or a central coffee table should rest in between. Depending on your budget and the size of your space, your design options may include built-in features like window seats or bookcases on either side of your focal point. But even those with minimal budgets can use good arrangement and placement of furnishings to create a stylish living room