When looking for ideas to decorate the living room, follow the instructions of the decorations you have in another room of your home. Do you prefer a formal or informal style? Are your furniture traditional or modern? You can expand your design ideas from one room to another. If you love the elegant and elegant look of contemporary decor in your dining room, let the ideas of furniture in your dining room inspire ideas of modern furniture in the living room. This will create a consistent appearance throughout your home.