Classic modern designs using materials like stainless and furniture that has geometric designs are very popular. One of the greatest advantages of this type of interiors is that it gives a sense of lightness and space. Using muted colors further provides a touch of class to the overall effect. Addititionally there is an added advantage that such furniture and furnishings are simpler to clean and maintain, thus largely lowering the problems for the housewife.
Using traditional materials like bamboo and rattan may also make the central theme for designing the inside of a living room. Once you choose using such a material, another decorating and furnishing seems to be automatically decided. The entire idea is one of following nature and also the colors of the furnishing and also the walls can follow this general trend. Maintaining this type of furniture is however slightly problematic, because the surfaces can collect dirt and dust and also create conditions for insects to flourish. A slightly larger family room will take kindly to old-style Victorian ideas for decorating. You will get a sense of opulence and richness, especially due to the generally mahogany colors of the furniture. Furnishings and drapes are usually quite heavy and require using lining and elaborate means of pulling the curtains to allow in light.
Nowadays the modern Zen design is becoming quite popular in interior design of living rooms. In this concept, a central focus containing a plant, water body or sculpture was created as the centerpiece around which all of the interiors of the room are made. All furniture and furnishings, lighting and color will be to accentuate this focal point. Such rooms are thought to be very restful places with a lot of positive energy.
Interiors as a living room can only be decided after you have your overall budget in place. Don’t spend too much on any one aspect. Give equal importance to furniture, furnishings, colors and lighting. Each should match the general décor and complement the other.