An interior design of a living room should never be too extravagant or expensive. Remember that a living room is a space that is used extensively by all members of a family, especially during waking hours and this needs to be addressed while deciding on the style or décor that will go into the interior design of the living room.
Classic modern designs using materials like stainless steel and furniture that has geometric designs are quite popular. One of the greatest advantages of this sort of interiors is that it gives a feeling of lightness and space. The use of muted colors further gives a touch of class to the overall effect. There is also an added advantage that such furniture and furnishings are easier to clean and maintain, thus largely reducing the problems for the housewife.
The use of traditional materials like bamboo and rattan can also make the central theme for designing the interior of a living room. Once you decide on using such a material, the other decorating and furnishing also seems to be automatically decided. The whole idea is one of following nature and the colors of the furnishing and the walls can follow this general trend. Maintaining this sort of furniture is however slightly problematic, as the surfaces can collect dust and dirt and also create conditions for insects to flourish.
A slightly larger living room will take kindly to old style Victorian ideas for decorating. You will get a feeling of opulence and richness, especially because of the generally mahogany colors of the furniture. Furnishings and drapes are generally quite heavy and require the use of lining and elaborate methods for pulling the curtains to let in light.