The living room should be the main focus of your home. Whether you are watching TV on the couch or welcoming friends and family into the home, it is an important space that you probably use daily. That is why many homeowners want it to look its best, but that can be a daunting task for people with no experience in interior design. Don’t worry, FDG Interiors is here to assist you with a short beginner’s guide to living room decor.

Planning Your Layout

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An important thing to consider is how many people will normally use your living room. How many people live in your home, and do you have frequent visitors? Will you plan on having lots of parties or get-togethers? These questions will give you an idea of how much furniture or seating you may need. 

Living rooms should have a focal point or centerpiece in which everything else is organized around them. Things like fireplaces, televisions or a piece of artwork are great focal points to be main features in the living room. Coffee tables or ottomans can make practical centerpieces to build furniture around. 

You should also visualize how traffic will flow in your living room based on the layout you want. A useful tip before making any drastic changes is to measure the square footage of your living room. This will save you both time and money. Furniture and other items should be arranged to not only look nice but to also be functional. Ensure that there is enough space to move around and socialize for the number of people you normally accommodate. Thankfully, our designers at FDG Interiors will be happy to help you find the most efficient and visually appealing living room layout. 

Choosing a Style

Color Palette

Select a color scheme that sets the tone for the room. Consider using primary colors, complementary colors, and accent colors to create a cohesive look. 


Think about adding floor rugs in the living area that complements the color scheme and style of the room. 

Plants and Flowers

Giving your room a more natural look could fit well in almost any living space, especially in living rooms with large windows that show off the outdoors. 

Another thing to think about before the design process can begin is how you intend to use your living space. Will it be a space dedicated to movie nights and football games, or a relaxing area meant for conversation and eating? Answering these questions will determine the way you decorate your home in terms of furniture style, color palettes, floor rugs, and more. 

Create Your Dream Home Starting with Living Room Decor with FDG Interiors

If you are looking to spice up the design of your home or start with improving your living room decor, FDG Interiors in Collingswood, NJ has you covered. We offer a full-service approach to make it a stress-free experience for you. Our services include decorating and restyling for corporate and residential projects, color consulting, holiday decorating, and more. Check out our gallery to see some before and after results from our satisfied customers. 

Our interior designer, Cindy, would love to collaborate with you to help bring your dreams to life. She will help design an initial concept for your approval and guide you every step of the way until the project is finished. Please contact us today at 856-264-6816 for more information!

September 13, 2023