Create a Stylish Living Room in 5 Easy Steps, Regardless of Room Size

Introduction: What’s a living room, and what is its purpose?

Your living room is one of the first places you want to sit and relax after an exhausting day at work. You want to feel like you can relax, watch TV, have some popcorn, read a book, or even fall asleep on your favorite couch! Yes, that’s what the living room area implies: where you spend most of your time and where you ‘live’ mostly. 

It’s also the first room that new friends will see when they enter for the first time or if you invite some guests over. It’s where you have to make your new pets feel comfortable, where you might also meditate sometimes, where you will sit and enjoy a hot cup of coffee on blizzard-induced winter mornings. 

The living room décor must be remarkable for these reasons and many more. It should also reflect how you want others to perceive you. Let’s go through five easy ways to design a living room area and choose the perfect living room furniture sets —no matter the size of your apartment. 

Step 1-plan and research your desired décor style

When decorating your living room, plan before purchasing anything; what look and aesthetic are you going for? Is there a theme? Are you going for modular sofas, coffee tables sets, corner sofas or a combination of all? Should you buy matching portraits, rugs, or decorations? Considering your social life and family dynamics, list what you must purchase for your living room area. 

Answer your questions if you want to start with some planning—what does your living room mean to you? What kind of décor style are you interested in? There are many to choose from today—from vintage to pop to antique to goth. Some people like contemporary, and some would want mid-century—it depends on your end goals. 

Step 2-invest in the furniture pieces you need

For the living room, you need to focus on the comfort of the seating arrangements! Add a touch of television and some excellent subscriptions to streaming services, and you’re set. A sofa set, a loveseat, or a beanbag – what are you looking for to provide comfort in your space? 

Some couples opt for matching recliners and lazy boy chairs to have that particular time in front of the TV watching series, while some would want a rocking chair to help them relax while reading an excellent book near the window. It depends on your preferences and what you think would help you unwind. 

Once you’ve narrowed down the style of your living room décor, think about the material you need. Investing in good-quality raw materials and furniture is always better—especially if you’re going for custom-made. Good-quality seating lasts long since most people don’t think about changing their upholstery for a few good years. 

If you have kids or pets, consider the kind of upholstery complementing their naughtiness! Consider darker shades in upholstery so that it is easy to clean and maintain. It is essential to realize what material would be sustained if you live in humid areas or a place that receives heavy rainfall. People living in tropical regions usually avoid cane furniture. 

Lastly, if you’re buying furniture online, check the specifications – the size, dimensions, and warranty- to know what will fit nicely into your space and whether or not it’s genuinely the same as shown in the pictures. 

Step 3-think about the lighting you aspire

Do you know how important lighting is for your living room? It’s the lifeblood of your décor, and you need to keep this in mind before getting any furniture. If the lighting doesn’t compliment your furniture, the whole room will lose spark—that’s how important light is. 

Consider the kind of light you want for the ambiance. Are yellow lights to bring out your furniture, or are there windows that bring in natural light? If there are large windows, consider getting wall lamps, ceiling lights, and floor lamps for such a room—in which case you don’t just have to choose the type of lights you need—but the intensity of your light bulb is also crucial to your aspirated look. 

Soft yellow lights bring out a warm ambiance for dinner parties, inviting friends over in the evenings or sitting and reading a book in peace. Bright spotlights for the daytime and for the nights when you need the added lights work great – keeping in mind that there should be a play of lighting and shadows in your living room to bring out the beauty of your décor and furniture. Flat lights usually don’t add any charm to living rooms, so consider not opting for those. 

Step 4-accessorize and add decorative items

Once all the main furniture has been put in, think about how you want to fill up your blank spaces – whether on the walls or the shelves. You don’t have to do mindless decorating – these fillers can be pretty valuable, too. For example, nice ashtrays for friends who smoke or rugs for your floor to complement the sofas or curtains. 

You can choose the size, design, texture, and color of these, or get them custom-made. Paintings and small cabinets for walls look charming, so beautify your walls with photo frames and paintings that suit your theme. Small cabinets or bookshelves bring out the character in rooms; consider adding a few books or candle stands. Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram share all sorts of beautiful ideas for living room décor so that you can take inspiration from them. 

Center tables and coffee tables are other essential pieces of furniture you might need but don’t add too many tables in the room as it leaves less room for walking freely. Your furniture should be placed in such a way that there’s ample room to move around quickly, and at the same time, it supports those large social gatherings. 

Step 5-add your personality to the room

Since luxury is what Dubai’s vibe is all about, maximalism reigns and extravagance is what everyone here aspires for. Bold, rich patterns that combine vibrant colors into rich interiors – that’s the name of the game. Contrasting the minimalism design trend, 2024 is seeing a surge in bold statement furniture. These pieces feature vibrant colors, unique shapes, and luxurious velvets and silks.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys opulence, you will love designing your living room with these pieces. Pick a sofa that stands out, and design the rest of your room with subdued tones to create a look that pops! This will allow your centerpieces to truly shine and draw attention without any competing elements that distract.

The bottom line

Regardless of the size of your living room, creating a stylish and inviting space is entirely achievable with a thoughtful approach. By following these five easy steps, you can transform your living room into a place that reflects your personality and meets your functional needs. 

Thorough planning and research into your desired decor style will set the foundation for a design scheme, and investing in the right furniture pieces ensures that your living room becomes a truly cherished space where you enjoy spending your time. Infusing your personality into the room with lighting, decorative items and showcasing cherished memories through picture frames or portraits is how you will create a space that is authentically you. 

By following all of these steps you can create a stylish living room that not only looks great but also feels like home – a space where you can unwind, entertain, and create lasting memories with loved ones. 

About Asghar Furniture

Established in 1977, Asghar Furniture has evolved from humble beginnings to a manufacturing powerhouse. Today, we stand tall with a network of distribution channels – our vision extends beyond just selling furniture. We aspire to be your partners in creating the ultimate home of your dreams. 

With each product we deliver, we have recognized the potential to simplify the entire process and become your one-stop shop for all your furnishing needs. 

We also offer:

  • Laser Engraving
  • Customized Furniture Sets
  • Personalized Consultations
  • Upholstery Services
  • Free Delivery across the UAE

With our personalized laser engraving that bears your unique mark, we offer you the gift of furniture that aligns perfectly with your vision. In addition to customized furniture, laser engraving, and personalized consultations about your home décor, we also specialize in revitalizing your existing furniture – through our expert upholstery services. Breathe new life into your beloved furniture pieces with premium fabrics.
Because furniture to us is not just furniture – it’s a way of living. By adopting a B2C approach and managing our distribution channels, we can build lasting relationships with our clientele – which is further fueled by your continued satisfaction and trust. 

Welcome to a world where your vision can now become a reality – one piece at a time. 

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