According to a study of 50,000 livings rooms almost all Americans decorate their living rooms, irrespective of income levels or location.

We’re not surprised.

After all, who doesn’t want a dreamily perfect living room? One that is beautifully balanced, inviting and fully orchestrated to please the eyes and sense?

The problem is that creating a space like this is not always intuitive. Designers spend years of their life perfecting this feat.

There is good news though. If you employ a few of the best modern decorating ideas and tricks, you will be well on your way to creating the perfect living room.

All you have to do is keep reading to get the scoop on what these are.

  1. Spend Time Selecting the Perfect Sofa and Media Stand for the Space

The most structural elements of livings rooms are the sofa and media stand. To achieve an effortless and harmonious living room look make sure that these two items are on point.

The key to selecting the right sofa lies in analyzing the room’s dimensions. Before you hit any shops, get out your tape measure and carefully measure the room and designated space where you want the sofa.

Also, don’t be tempted to hang onto an old sofa or TV unit, simply because it still ‘works’. Yes, the sofa might be in good condition, and the TV stand can still hold a TV—but if these elements are not enhancing your living room, then they are detracting from it.

When it comes to picking out new furniture for a modern TV room, aim to stay away from bulky, overstuffed and overly ornate designs and avoid things like nail heads, wings, and curved legs. Instead, opt for sleek and minimalistic lines.

When it comes to TV stands, ensure that you are buying a high-quality product. Nothing looks as cheap, as a cheap TV stand!

Kevin Sykes from ModernDigs recommends a slatted bamboo TV stand for a modern, eco-friendly piece of furniture that will also provide good ventilation for your electronics.

  1. Follow Modern Rug Rule

With rugs, the modern decorating rule can be broken down into go big, or go home. Big rugs make living areas look put together because they serve as a roomy ‘frame’ for the main elements.

Large rugs cost more and it can feel scary to splurge on one—but trust us, it will make all the difference.

  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match for a Curated Look

Want to know the secret behind some of the most gorgeous living rooms? Curation.

Have an intentionally curated space is key to achieving an enviable aesthetic in your living room. To do this, start by experimenting with accent pieces, pieces from different time periods, and handmade items.

  1. Get Instagram Perfect with Plants

There is something that many of the most beautiful living rooms have in common. House plants.

House plants add textural interest to rooms. They also happen to be a super hot trend. So, if you want to get Instagram perfect with your living room, pick up a few house plants and get clued on their care.

You Now Know About Some of the Best Modern Decorating Ideas

Decorating is much less daunting when you have some industry tips under your belt and a few modern decorating ideas up your sleeve.

Now its time to take it to the streets and begin crafting that perfect living room which you will love.

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