7 Living Room Ideas to Live Your Best Life

Best living room ideas

The living room is the centre of the home, it is where life happens. It is where you welcome new friends and entertain old ones, a room full of fun and laughter, making and sharing memories with friends and family. Decorating a living room can be challenging, it’s not just about having a comfortable lounge suite, it should have a warm and inviting atmosphere while reflecting your personality. Fortunately, there are some simple shortcuts and design elements that you can easily combine to create a great living room that will ‘wow’ your guests. We’ve collected 7 of the best living room ideas to make a space where you can live your best life, be it working or with family or friends.

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1 Go for Minimalistic Furniture

Sometimes less is more, instead of trying to cram in more seats, or ornate furniture gives you space. Cluttered spaces clutter our minds, a crowded space subconsciously stops you from relaxing fully. Instead, find minimalist designs that will enhance comfort without making the room busy.

Having fewer and simpler pieces of furniture means you can focus more on the focal point of the room. Choose furniture that reflects not only who you are, but also what you want the room to be about. Minimalist furniture designs ensure your living room will look sleek, sophisticated, and stylish.

2 Include Functional Storage


A key feature of a great living space is how your things are kept and organized. With careful selection, you can choose storage options that are fit for purpose and enhance the room rather than crowding it out. For instance, a bookshelf with cubby holes on each side is a great way to display your favourite books and the cubbies can be used for photos or ornaments. Try to stick to just one or two items per cubby so that it showcases your favourite memories or achievements rather than being a crowded distracting mess. The same rule applies to the top of entertainment cabinets, sideboards or coffee tables.

If you need more storage than a bookshelf and entertainment unit a blanket box can make a great coffee table while providing a huge amount of hidden storage. Choose storage that fits your lifestyle and provides space for the things you want at the centre of your life.

3 Choose a Stylish Coffee Table

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There was a trend for a while to forgo the coffee table in modern living rooms, however, this is changing. Coffee tables are a great way to add some extra storage, and they make the room more inviting and appealing by providing somewhere to place food and drinks which creates a sense of hospitality for guests.

When choosing a coffee table its top should be the same height as the seat of your chairs so that it is easy to reach and keeps the lines of the room flowing. A round coffee table creates a more open and casual feel, while square and rectangular coffee tables create a modern contemporary and sophisticated vibe. Finally, larger tables are ideal for socially oriented living rooms, where smaller coffee tables can make a great statement piece or be used to display an ornate centrepiece.

4 Accessorise with a Rug

Rugs are a simple yet effective way to completely change a room. A lush rug adds an immediate level of cosiness to a living room. Rugs are available in all shapes and sizes, from short piles to long piles in solid colours or in various designs. It’s easy to find the perfect rug for any décor or living room design and best of all you can have a different rug for every season and completely change the feel of your living room each time.

5 Multiply the Uses of Your Living Room with Multi-Purpose Furniture

The best way to make the most out of the space you have is to choose multi-function furniture. The most obvious example is choosing a futon sofa which can double as a guest bed, but you can also choose a day bed that functions as a sofa. Other popular examples are fold-away desks so you can convert the living room from an office to a living space in mere seconds, or using an ottoman or blanket box as a coffee table. Choosing the right multi-function furniture for your living room will let you save space without losing any functionality. The only limit is your imagination.

6 Variety is the Spice of Life

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One thing that can kill the aesthetic of a room is a lack of variety, having all furniture being the same depth and height creates a sterile, office-like feel. Instead, allow variety in the height of different tables and furniture, and choose chairs that aren’t all from the one suite. Variety in your furniture adds an extra dimension, giving the room depth and making it more appealing.

7 Add an Accent Chair

The final touch to set off any designer living room is the accent piece, it can be any unique piece of furniture but is most often a chair. Something unique, colourful and striking is ideal and is placed at a prominent point in the room. It should stand out from everything else in the room without being jarring. While the rest of the room provides comfort and warmth, an accent chair is a personal style statement so choose something that reflects you.

If you are looking for unique and stylish furniture to make a statement in your life Owlnest has everything you need. We are Australia’s one-stop home and living specialist, with a range of styles, designs and colours to choose from and we have something for every room in your house. We source directly from the supplier so you can find the furniture you’re looking for at the lowest possible price. Check out the range at Owlnest today.