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  • Writer's pictureKirstin Adolfson

Tips for Styling A Living Room

Between entertaining, watching movies and binge watching your favorite Netflix series, you likely spend a lot of time in your living room. It’s also very important to get the décor and layout right. Our living room is usually one of the first rooms that your guests will see and it is considered a comfort spot in your home. A beautifully decorated living room will keep you comfortable, and your guests want to stay. There are a few basics when decorating a living room, and I am going to share those with you today.

Pick the right furniture

Whether you are starting from scratch or updating your current living space, it is important to take note of what furniture you do or don’t have and be honest with yourself if it doesn’t work or fit in with the space. For example, if you are working with a large space, a large sectional is going to be hard to work with. Furniture depending on the size and style can certainly make or break a room.

Placement of furniture

Once you have the furniture items that you want included in your space, it is time to place it. If you have a larger living room or an open floor plan one rule of thumb is to not push your couch against the wall. Pushing your couch against the wall can cause your space to lack depth and make your room look smaller. You should also make sure that the placement of your furniture is convenient for you since most people do spend a lot of time in the living room.

Color Palette

Having the right color palette in your living room will help make the look seamless. Whether you want a monochromatic, neutral or complementary color scheme, it will flow as long as the colors work together. Having an intentional color palette for your space will make it look clean and purposeful.

Focal Point

The focal point is where people's eyes land first when walking into a room. With that being said, this step is pretty important. Your focal point could be something apart of the house such as a fireplace or mantle, or you can make your own. Take a moment to recognize the focal points in your space. It’s important not to have multiple focal points that compete with each other, making the space overwhelming.

Hopefully these tips help you get started on creating the perfect space for your living room. If you need extra interior design expertise, don’t hesitate to contact me! For more assistance, call me today at (651) 468-6208 or email

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