Living room design: A step-by-step style guide

living room with wooden floor and sisal rug
(Image credit: Sisal and Seagrass)

By taking a thoughtful approach to living room design you can create a room that provides the perfect ambience for relaxing and coming together with family and friends.

Whether it is small living room ideas you are after or ways of dealing with a lack of natural light, taking the time to really think about how you will be using the space, which members of the household will spend the most time in there and considering how you will deal with the room's individualities, such as alcoves, low ceilings, awkward angles and so on, will ensure you are really making the most of the space you have.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.