One thing which technology is yet to reach is the bookcase. It can be a thing of practicality as well as an item of beauty, and as it is probably going to be your second largest item of living room furniture in your home aside from the sofa. These too come in all shapes and sizes, and can vary from plain, usually wooden or metal and glass to make-shift room dividers, with lots of square-shaped shelves to hold books, DVDs, CDs as well as picture frames and figurines.
Bookcases, media consoles, desks and shelves are a great way to add practical storage without taking up too much space. Finally, when the big components are planned out, think about what color scheme and decor will best suit you and your family. Depending on your climate, a fireplace might be a great way to add warmth and interest to your living space. Even if your location is warm year-round, you can always add a faux fireplace or nonfunctioning fireplace as part of your decor. There are many options to choose from, so be sure to check them out. A wood-burning fireplace gives an authentic experience, though a gas one still emits heat without the mess.