The living room is often considered the main area in every home and this is the room that causes the most interior design debates. It not only needs to look great but also serve a purpose and be functional. Everyone in the house will use it at some point throughout the day; therefore, it needs to be something that everyone likes. The living room is used for entertaining, relaxing, sleeping and listening to music. With so many different functions, it can be hard to know the best way to decorate and accessorise the living room. However, if you research well and fully understand what your living room means to the family you can achieve great results. The main two focal points in a huge majority of living rooms are the TV and the couch. Both of these will be used every day and need to be practical for every member of the family. Where the TV is placed, will often determine where the other pieces of furniture will be situated. Although you may not use it solely as a TV area, it will need to be seen from every angle in the room, which is why the couch is the next important piece of furniture. Once these two elements are dealt with you can begin to look at other uses for the space. The living room is often where you will take guests, so the design, colour and style need to reflect your personality. If you like very bright colours, having one main feature wall in this vibrant colour is a great way to make a statement. Colourful accessories, such as pencil pleat curtains, ready made blinds, cushions and throws are another fantastic way to include the brightness without being over powering. Dark colours tend to make the living room feel smaller than it is and these should be avoided. If the furniture that you have chosen is dark, you may want to consider having very bright walls to compliment the darker pieces. Likewise if you have wooden flooring, wooden blinds will compliment this beautifully. If you are lucky enough to have a large living room, you will be able to combine several different areas into the space. You may want a comfortable seating area for chatting or reading, alongside a bar or entertaining area for when you have friends and family over. There are no rules when it comes to the interior design of your living room!

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