When it comes to designing your living room, it's always a good rule of thumb to select a focal point, or centerpiece for the room. This could be a fireplace, couch, entertainment center, fish tank, piece of art, or coffee table.
It's most important to choose a focal point that is compatible with your lifestyle and hobbies. What do you enjoy doing in the living room, and what are your overall needs for the space?
If you enjoy listening to music or watching television, an entertainment center is an excellent centerpiece choice. Prefer to relax and curl up with a good book? A bookshelf, couch or fireplace are all excellent focal points.
You may even want to choose something unconventional, but unique to your own sense of style that you will truly enjoy while at home. Once you've chosen your desired focal point, surround it with furniture and accents that represent your inner sense of style, and essence of being.
It's important to feel comfortable in your own space. Think of your home as your own personal oasis where you come to rejuvenate, and recharge to your full potential for greatness.