Where to position this grouping depends on the natural focal point of the space. In some rooms, this is architectural, such as a fireplace or a set of windows. In other living rooms, the focal point is a television. Once you determine this feature, orient the seating toward it. This feature now has the attracting qualities the walls used to - let the furniture gravitate there
There is something inherently softening and friendly about two-tone furniture, and contrast piping on contemporary living room furniture is as welcoming as it is classy. Particularly when the colors themselves are neutral and soothing, such as are on this eggshell-and-steel-blue sofa
Natural fabrics and wovens tend to have an innately inviting texture to them. Think of tweed, wool, and linen, for examples. Their appearance mimics the subtle unevenness that’s exhibited in nature itself, in tree bark, rock faces, and the cloudy sky itself. While the silhouette of a piece can be decidedly modern or contemporary, the upholstery can soften it right up
Modern living room décor is bright and well lit. If the room s existing lighting is a bit dim, adding some lamps could make a big impact. Also consider the idea of investing in new overhead lighting. Installing track, rail, or cable lighting to your ceiling will give the room a very modern look and make lighting objects around the room and on the walls a simpler and more flexible task.
Besides being the picture-perfect place to stash another bit of seating, a console that s wide enough can also serve as a desk without looking like one. By day, stack it with books and a lamp and maybe even your keys when you arrive home, and by night settle down at that ottoman you snuck beneath it (the way Amy Stone did) for a bit of highly glamorous bill-paying
The next thing you need to decide upon is a good theme of your choice for the living room décor you have in mind. It would likely be best if you stick to a single theme per the room, encompassing the walls with similar decorations that work well in all cases. Clean and simplistic design is a safe bet. Make your choice wisely and work with anything that will get things looking good in the long run, as long as it stays within the realms of the aesthetically pleasing and not something unfeasible