The living room usually gets a lot of foot traffic. These days, it’s where the TV and the surround sound are, so it dictates where people congregate. Or maybe you are one of those “I don’t own a TV” type—if that is true, good for you—maybe your living room really is about gathering around and communicating with other human beings without the help of ESPN or The Food Network. Maybe you stare at the fire and talk politics.
Either way, the living room is where people hang out. It can be the room you invite guests into for a cocktail or the room where you show off your HD flat screen and Wii. The style and feel of the room is totally up to you, so don’t feel like you need to conform to any certain look or keep up with what all the neighbors are doing. There are plenty of interior design ideas for this space—be yourself, TV or no TV.
Without further ado, here are five great ideas to get the wheels turning.