A double-sided or corner unit strays from the ordinary, or you can go with a wood stove fireplace if you are looking for a piece of art. If you want a contemporary touch, veer away from the traditional wood or tile mantel by going with stone, concrete or metal instead. Although it might not seem glamorous, having enough storage is instrumental when it comes to keeping the room organized and practical. Built-in bookcases, shelves and cabinets are a great way to add hidden, functional storage for all the knickknacks you accumulate. Movie and gaming buffs will love a custom entertainment center, with enough cabinets for movies, speakers and electronic accessories; you can even create a media room with a projector and lounge chairs!If you still have room to spare, include a booth for homework or craft projects.
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.