Living Room Design

How to decorate your living room

A living room is a public space, and as the name implies, is an important room. Here’s how to choose and display art that shows your interest and makes your guests feel comfortable.


Identify the spaces you want to fill . Art should be roughly scale with the space where it will hang, which means you’ll want large pieces for large spaces (above the mantle, if you have one) and smaller pieces for smaller spaces (between the windows double, for example).

your living room

Decide on a color scheme if you have not already done so.

Decide on a mood or identified which have already created for the room. Your living room is a formal Victorian parlor? Or a casual space with beach mats and chairs balls on the floor for the children to scatter around?


Find pieces that complement your theme. For a living room, it is best to avoid anything too controversial: landscapes and black and white photographs are fine, but the eroticism and dead animals are out, unless you really want to make a statement (or put some things away when your mother comes).

Consider incorporating several themes or categories, wall by wall hanging them. It is possible, for example, you have a wall with vintage photos in sepia tones and other small desert landscapes.

Framed fine if the pieces of paper, using archival quality mats and seals the back. It is a good idea to match the frames, especially for similar categories: for example, cream carpets with narrow frames of black wood for all black and white photographs, double mats and frames gold leaf for the whole Italian lithographs .

Make a point to check your pieces occasionally. The light changes during the year, so something that is fine in December can be found in the direct sun come June, and a part that is good one year may have moisture damage next year if the frame is released.