Another recent trend in living room furniture for penthouses is the themed look. If you opt for an Asian theme, the living space could display square, circle or even spiral shaped furniture throughout the living room. A low coffee table could also be an interesting pick. A minimalistic approach could do wonders by just having a couple of Asian artifacts such as a gong or an Asian country side painting. A black and white theme or a black and red combination theme could make your living room elegant and smart. A lot of people are now going in for customized furniture. Keeping the space and budget in mind, you could get your kind of furniture by ordering it specifically from a designer. Bulky pieces are no more in vogue as it makes your room look smaller.
While planning a renovation or redesign, it is key to keep your family needs in mind. If you love playing games, ensure there is a large table for game night. If your kids are all about video games, there should be plenty of seating and the TV setup should be fully stocked. And if you want to encourage studious behavior, add a built-in desk, bookshelves and a handy reading nook. To start your process, your first priority is thinking about your focal point. Many living rooms are not complete without a fireplace, but if you live in a warmer climate, maybe a large entertainment center is your best bet. Once you figure out your top feature, invest in those built-ins.