Is your kitchen and living room combined into one long room? Many homes are designed this way and some people find it difficult to figure out ways to decorate that will enhance this type of design. Get the best out of your living room with this simple guide. Organizational and design hints and tips. The living room is one of the most important rooms in a home. This makes both practicality and aesthetics important. A lot of time is spent in the living room so it needs to fit in with your lifestyle. A living room addition can be the answer to a number of lifestyle issues as well as space issues for families and add to the value of your home at resale. Your home may have a living room that does not meet the needs of your family or it may have no living room at all. Traditional graphics can often play a starring role in a room’s overall design. Although you might not immediately think of traditional wall graphics in combination with a contemporary living room, the two can actually complement each other nicely. By using one or more traditional graphic patterns, you can add a touch of softness to a contemporary room. Adding colour to a neutral room is the perfect way to give it an instant lift. Look around your living room, if it already has a hint of colour (in this room we chose the curtains) start to repeat it around the room. A soft shade such as this Apple Mist is ideal to create a fresh relaxed scheme.