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.
The living room is where every guest who enters your home will visit. It is a snap-shot of who you are as a person, so how you furnish your living room will determine how others think of you as a person. For instance, cheap, poor quality or out dated living room furniture will make people think that you are these things. However, modern and quality furniture will set you apart from the masses as a sophisticated person of taste.