The utility of your living room or den will be the prime factor in picking a style and design. The living room was originally intended to be a sophisticated setting for hosting and entertaining, while the family room was used for more casual, everyday activities, like lounging or watching TV. However, if your home has only one large room you can use a multi functional living room design and layout.
If you’re starting from scratch, first think about the static elements of the room, like plug sockets, TV port, phone socket, doorways etc. You don’t want to have arranged all your living room furniture and decor only to discover you’ve placed your TV on the opposite side of the room to the aerial and sockets. Next, think about the layout of the other elements, like furniture. Every space will have design challenges, so think of living room ideas that accommodate all the seating and decor elements well. It’s best to think about your seating as the main focus of the living room. You don’t want your sofa or armchairs to overcrowd your sitting room but you need there to be enough seating space for everyone. Lastly, you can add decor and storage elements that match the intended style.