Living Room Styling

Living rooms are one of the most frequented areas of the home, from entertaining to relaxing. When styling your living room, its all about curating a space that functions well and suits your unique style. Perfecting your living room can be quite challenging, where do you start? What do you even want to achieve?


Function First

Before you begin purchasing, it’s important to think about what intention you have for your living room. How will the space be used? If you have kids you may want to consider how the little ones use the space. Or if you like to entertain you may want to think about how you can accomodate to fit many people. The way you intend to use your living room will influence your choices when styling.


Choose a Theme

Its a good idea to think about your design style before purchasing your furniture and decor. Read up on different design styles, perhaps you have a taste for mid century modern, or maybe wabi sabi is more your flavour, maybe even an eclectic look is your preference? If you’re interested in finding out more about design styles, we suggest this blog post. Once you figure out what style you like, you will have a better idea of what direction to go in.


Take Five

A warm and welcoming living room will have 5 essential elements. These key elements ares: lighting, comfort, functionality, colour and curation. When it comes to light, there are so many options to choose from, we recommend finding lamp shades that you like in order to warm up the space. Comfort will come down to the furniture you use, you will know what type of couch suits your needs – make sure you choose something comfy!



Functionality is all about practicality, think about whether the products you buy will last or not. Perhaps a woven rug isn’t the best option for someone will pets, or maybe choosing a darker colour couch if you have kids will be more sensible. Colour is where you can inject a bit of your personality into the room, choose colours that you love. While curation is the overall feeling of the room and whether it feels harmonious and balanced.


Layers, layers, layers

Fitting out the living room with furnishing in the form of decor will add depth and interest to the room. Artwork, vases, antiques, cushions and throws are just some ideas of what you can add to your living room. Play around with the colours of these to suit your style.


Spend Wisely

Furnishing your living room doesn’t have to be expensive. Sourcing furniture from various markets and vintage stores can be a great way to buy pieces that have character without breaking the bank. When it comes to buying brand new pieces of furniture, like a lounge or cabinet, spend your money wisely on items that are meaningful and will stand the test of time.


Styling your living room can be daunting, but with the right guide and direction you can curate the living area of your dreams. If you’re looking for more design advice and tips, check out the rest of our blog page.


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Welcome to the Design Blog. Here we're sharing the latest kitchen and bathroom products from our Italian manufacturers. We'll also bring you inspiring kitchen renovations and beautiful bathrooms. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.