Upgrade Your Living Room Design

When you think of the heart of the home, the kitchen is usually the first space to come to mind. However, it extends even beyond the kitchen. Its presence is also found in the living room. Serving as the initial focal point upon entering a home, this space not only welcomes guests but also serves as the gathering spot for family and friends. It becomes a room of peace where you unwind and relax after the demands of a hectic day. This space also is an ideal combination of comfort and style. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your living room design, we have tips to help with the style, function, and inspiration for this multipurpose space. 


Do you look at your living room and realize that it is time for an update? The key to finding furniture that fits effortlessly into your home is to grab your tape measure and measure the space before shopping online or in-store. The couch is most likely always going to be the biggest piece in the space so make sure it is proportionate to your room. After selecting the perfect couch, think about adding additional seating. This could be one or two charis depending on the size of your living room. Place them strategically so your available seating allows for easy conversation among guests. 

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Provenance® Woven Woods

Area Rugs 

Once the first step of placing your furniture is checked off the list, adding an area rug can instantly transform your entire living room design. Bigger is better when it comes to rug sizes because it makes a space feel cozier. The smaller the rug, the smaller the room feels. Another thing to consider is the material. Jute and woven rugs, while beautiful, are not the best choice if you are looking for comfort during family game nights. Opt for a more plush rug. It still has a beautiful look but easily fits the way that you intend for it to be used.  

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Silhouette® Shades


The living room has multiple purposes. Since it is used by everyone in your home and their particular wants and needs, the lighting should be able to change as well. Recessed lighting brings vibrancy to the dark areas of the space with a simple flip of a switch. If you feel like your space gets a little warmer throughout the day, opt for a ceiling fan. Some homeowners prefer their ceiling fans to have a light fixture attached. Soft lighting in the late afternoon and evening is best achieved with table or floor lamps. Do you have any artwork that you’re eager to show off? Select sconces so it stands out more! 

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Living Room Design Window Treatments 

Selecting window treatments for your living room can be a little challenging considering the number of features to consider. Thankfully, we are here to help! If you are searching for a way to add height to your room and frame the lovely view outside, draperies are ideal. You can even make your space feel cozier and even more stylish by layering draperies with other shades

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Custom Draperies & Fabric Roman Shades

Finding the perfect window covering solutions is also important to identify. Let’s say you have some rooms that receive natural sunlight all day long while others only receive indirect sunlight. These would require different coverings.  

Duette® Honeycomb Shades in a modern living room with windows on both sides. It has a yellow couch and modern furnishings
Duette® Honeycomb Shades

If you’re sitting down in your living room gearing up to enjoy a movie during the day, dual shades are a great option. They filter light but still allow you to see the view. Once the movie begins, you can drop the secondary blackout shade without the light coming through. 

The living room can reflect your style while being functional for your family and friends. If you’re considering window coverings of any kind, we are here to help. Our team at One Stop Decorating is geared up and prepared to assist you in finishing off the look of your space. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation