Living room is the life of the home. Living room designs should embody that aspect to become successful.

It is a place where our public and private life intersects. It is where we spend the most time in our homes, whether entertaining guests, watching TV, or just plain relaxing.

It is a place where the family comes together. Where most of the interaction takes place. Where memories lasting a lifetime are made.

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Colors, Light and Texture

The colors and textures of the furniture and accessories should show your mood, your feelings and aspirations. You should like to sit for hours there. It should create an ambience conducive for heart to heart interaction with your friends and family.

It should have the warmth, lots of natural light, maximum views to the soothing exteriors, like gardens, vegetation etc. if possible. Do not make it dark and gloomy. Let their be a feeling of energy and lightness in the room.

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Choose A Style That Reflects Your Personality

When designing the living room first think about what style you want for your room. It is better to design the room in a style, that best reflects your personality. You should feel comfortable with it. You should enjoy the look and feel of it.

You will have a plenty of living room ideas, while selecting the overall style of the room.

You can choose to make the design simple and elegant. It could be done in a modern and contemporary way. Clean lines and bold shapes are the hallmark of this design type.

Or you can have a vintage style look. There are a lot of possibilities.

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Work With Design Principles

Once you select the look and feel of your room, you have to work with basic design principles to design the room in a proper way. This will help you to come up with exciting design ideas.

First, you need to check out the things that cannot be changed, for example walls, doors, windows etc.

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Plan The Room In Detail

Think about what type of activity would you like to use it for most of the times.

Is it a family gathering area? Or do you plan to use it for entertaining the guests? Maybe you want the home theater system as the centerpiece of the room.

Plan the seating and other furniture in order to incorporate that.

This concludes part one of the series of articles on how to design your living room.