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.
Hang ancestral portraits and paintings in the wall with wooden frames. Also install a crystal chandelier overhead your living room. Use free standing lamps with decorative shades and brass stands. For added look, hang Victorian-style plates or silver wares, place candle sconces and mirrors with elaborate gold or wood carved frames. You can even add a grandfather's clock for a more classic look.
Your living room will be more dramatic if you place an accent wall. Modify the color to match the color of your living room. If you used cool tones, you may opt for bright teal or green for the wall accent. You may use yellow or orange if your living room has warm colors. You can use red, orange or calming dark gray for a contemporary look and burgundy, green tones and brown tones for a traditional look.