The moods of the living room you want to create define the rest of the designing features. Formal living rooms use rich and more expensive material and a strict symmetry. There is little pattern in modern living room designs while exotic living rooms may use bright spicy colors and variety of textures to create unusual look. Start with redoing the small areas such as the mantle or the top of a cabinet. Take a look at your existing living room and decide what is wrong it.
A cluttered living room needs more organization. You may need to address issues like too much gap or monotony and feeling of dull, drab and dreary in the living room. Sometimes, just re-positioning your furniture and accessories in the living room can give it a new look. Small details such as candles, pottery and glasses on display and vases with flowers can bring enough interest in the living room. You may experiment with objects of varying textures, heights and shapes and create a fun look in the living room that you will love to live in. Groupings of elements should be done in such as way that they make a visual impact.
Displaying blue candles can look beautiful on its own but you may have to add porcelain figures and crystal figurines to a stack of leather bound books to add some fun element to them. Recycle your old possessions and everyday objects creatively to give an interesting look to your living room.