Curating Your Living Room Design

Your living room holds such importance in a home. It is where memories are made after a night gathered around friends, where you sit down to watch a movie with family or spend some quiet time with a book. When it comes to living room design, you want to curate the perfect blend of comfort and style. There are many ways that this can be done and we are diving in to explore ways that your living room can be stylish, functional, and inspirational.


If you’re starting from scratch or are interested in switching things up, start with furniture! The sofa is the biggest piece in most living rooms. You may be able to walk into your room and it is obvious where it should go but in other spaces, it is not so easy. Therefore, a tape measure is needed as you’ll want to take measurements before exploring your furniture options.

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Whether you choose a loveseat, sectional, modular, or other, there may still be space in your living room for additional pieces. Consider adding two extra chairs. You are strategically using every inch of your space and you’ve created a conversational area that will have your friends and family eager to sit down and get comfortable!

Area Rugs

There are many positives when it comes to area rugs in your living room design. They help soundproof, provide a soft place to walk or sit, protect the floors underneath, and are stylish additions to the space. When finding the perfect area rug, it is best to go big rather than small. If you have fallen in love with an area rug and it only comes in a smaller size, it is ideal to have at least the front section of each piece of furniture on the rug.

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The material of your area rug is an important aspect to consider as well. If you have a young family and kids are crawling on the floor or it is in a heavily trafficked space, we recommend avoiding woven rugs. They are pretty but not super comfortable. Opt for a more plush rug that is equally as beautiful but better meets your wants and needs.


Third on our list of tips is lighting. You don’t realize how much light is missing until you immerse yourself in the space and try to do daily activities. Keep in mind that this space is used by everyone in your home and there is a wide array of lighting that can do the job!

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Recess lighting is always an excellent choice. It brings vibrant light to all dark areas of the room. You can add in a ceiling fan that has lights attached. Lastly, you can opt for a floor lamp, table lamp, or wall sconces. These provide soft lighting that makes your home feel cozier.

Window Treatments

There are so many pros to factoring in window treatments into your living room design. They provide light control, privacy, and are a stylish element. While this key element can be a little daunting due to the variety of features that you must consider, we are here to help you along the way. Are you looking to add height to the room but also want to highlight your view? Draperies are a great option. You can even layer them with other shades to add a comforting feel to your space.

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Secondly, do you know which window covering solutions you want and need for your living room design? Maybe you have some bright windows that receive sunshine all day and other windows that receive indirect light. Knowing which ones work best for your lighting situation is a great next step.

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Picture it. It is a chilly Saturday afternoon and you’re ready to bundle up, sit on the couch, and watch a movie or a television show. Dual shades are an excellent option. They easily filter light with a view but drop the secondary blackout shade and you can watch your entertainment in peace without a harsh glare causing you to wear your sunglasses on the sofa.

Curating Your Living Room Design

Our Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades team is ready to help you improve your living room design. With window treatments that perfectly fit your wants and needs, we can assist you by making a challenging decision easy. Schedule a FREE consultation today and let’s get started!