The beauty of living room furniture is that it creates a whole host of places for you to store your items, be they books or bills, so even the messiest person can have the minimalist home they dream of. The best thing is the variety of items available, so whatever size or style of room you have to work with there is furniture to suit. For example, there’s the TV stand to hold your television, DVD player etc., and there are often shelves or drawers with which you can store DVDs and games in. They also serve the added function of discreetly hiding the mass of wires from your electronics, so helps stop the risk of tripping over or animals chewing the cables. Aside from this, they just look good. The style of the stands generally means that they can be fitted neatly into a corner, and so utilize otherwise wasted space in the room.
When it comes to decorating, neutrals are always the safe option because they look good and never go out of style. If you do want to try out a bolder color scheme, add color with walls and accessories. That way, if you get sick of a color, you can quickly repaint the walls and find new knickknacks, instead of having to replace your sofas every time trends change. Popular colors include blue, green and gray, but do not be afraid to try bright colors like red or yellow, even if it is just on an accent wall. Finally, make sure there is plenty of light. Recessed or track lighting are great ways to hit every corner — better yet, add more natural light by installing additional windows or a skylight.