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The living room is of central importance to the design of the home. It is probably one of the areas where you spend the most time, and it can of course be a very communal area, meaning it is often one of the busier parts of the home too. Plus, it’s the main room you will have guests in, so you probably want it to look its best as much as possible.

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Because of all that, designing your living room is something that you will want to get right, and this is definitely important for you to consider. In this post, we’ll take you through some of the essentials behind designing a perfect living room, so you can end up with one that you are truly proud of.


Get Creative


The first thing to say is that you should really allow yourself to get a little creative when it comes to designing your living room. While it can be all too easy to just go along with some of the prevailing norms in living room design, if you want it to be unique and to look great in your home, then making use of your innate natural creativity is a really good idea. It’s something that you are going to find helps bring out the scope of the living room, while also inserting your own personality into the room, which can be important as well.


Of course, this doesn’t mean just doing whatever, because there are certain rules which can help you in restraining you to just the right degree. In any case, however, you’ll want to think about whether you are using your creativity to the fullest – and if you are not, then you’ll want to try and ramp that up a little.

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Choose Your Furniture


The furniture choice is always going to be of prime concern for any living room, as it is the one room where you really want comfort to prevail. So you should make sure that you are choosing your furniture carefully, and this can be done in a few essential ways. Most of all, it’s about giving yourself the chance to choose some items which are particularly beautiful together, which have a theme – even if that theme is somewhat eclectic. If you can do that, it’s going to make for a much better living room overall.


Your living room furniture also needs to be of high quality. This helps it last for a long time, and it is noticeable when you are sitting on it that it’s made well. So be choosy about where you are sourcing it from. That is going to have a profound effect on the living room generally and the home as a whole too.


Keep It Minimal, At First


Something that can help in making things a bit easier is if you keep the look for your living room fairly minimal, at least at first. Later on, you can add to it and change it around if you want to, but most people find that the minimal effect is generally easier and simpler, and means you’ll have fewer interior design clashes going on, which also means fewer headaches for you. So keep the living room minimal, and you will find that the design is a lot more enjoyable in general for you to achieve.

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As we said, later on you can then add to it in whatever way seems appropriate. This is easily one of the simpler approaches you can take, and one of the least stressful as well.


Get Inspired


If you are struggling to know how to approach this, then you might need to get some inspiration from somewhere first. There are a lot of places you can look for inspiration – your friends’ homes, magazines, online blogs and so on. The main point is to allow yourself to be open to them all, and to see which kinds of styles tend to speak to you the most. If you can do that, you’ll soon find that you have a general gist of what design you want, and you can then allow your creativity to do what it wants with that.


Without inspiration of any kind, however, it can be difficult to get going here.


If you can remember those simple things, you’ll be more likely to design a living room that you are proud of. This will impact positively on your home and you will find yourself enjoying your home so much more, as well as being prouder of it.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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