Similar to the master bedroom, the living room should be an extension of yourself. In other words, it should be able to capture your very essence. As such, you cannot really go wrong with the way you design your living room.
That said, there are still a few guidelines for designing living rooms that you should keep in mind. Here are some of them:
If you’re the type who values privacy, adjust your floor plan so that the living room is the nearest room to the front door. This way, guests will automatically gather there and stay away you’re your bedrooms and the like. By placing your living room so that it opens into the dining area, you can also protect your privacy further.
Your living room should be warm and inviting, so choose the color scheme of your living room carefully. For example: soft blue walls and a cream area rug go well together and reflect light easily, making the living room seem brighter and more inviting.
Seeing as guests usually stay in the living room when they visit, you should orient furniture so that chairs and sofas face each other. This helps facilitate conversation between your guests. Creating a “U-shape” when orienting your furniture is ideal as it provides a designated “entrance”.