A formal living room gives relaxation to a business-busy person. Chandeliers add elegance to one's living room along with a lamp or two. Furnitures in a living room makes a difference. The use of contrast of colors in the choice of furnitures is a good idea too. Minimalistically designed living rooms also becomes a cool choice for those who are into it. Modernity doesn't have to always look colorful.
To do away with clutter, have enough storage spaces. Create smart storage areas in the living room that will make your room look neat and organized. Think of a way that it can add beauty to the area. If you notice that there is still some clutter, maybe it is time for you to add some storage space. You can have magazine racks for your reading materials. The key to having a neat storage space it to place only the number of items that can be accommodated in your storage area. Place the excess in other storage spaces.
The living room is the place where you entertain your guests and where you entertain yourself as well. Usually, the living room is the first part that people could see which is the reason why it is the most well-decorated area. There are times when this area is turned into a home theatre and sometimes, it is a study area. Most of the time, family and friends are gathered in the living room. Bonding time would indeed be great especially if you are sitting and lounging in a well-designed area.