For some reason, nothing fills me with as much anxiety (when it comes to home decor) as finding living room decorating ideas that are going to work with our aesthetic. I guess maybe because it’s, like, the main room you know? It’s the public space where we’ll receive our guests (dont I sound official) and basically is the most trafficked room of the house. It’s taken me a few months to figure out the best way to decorate our living room (more on that soon), but if you’re thinking it’s time for a revamp too, I gotchu.

I picked these 17 living room decorating ideas because they’re seemingly easy enough for even novice home decor nerds like myself can handle. Hopefully they’ll help get your interior design juices flowing. See you at the hardware store!

17 Easy Living Room Decorating Ideas

DIY Round Up has 40 ways to display your family photos on your walls
DIY Round Up has 40 ways to display your family photos on your walls

 

The Budget Decorator has an amazing post about how to arrange your furniture for the best use of space
The Budget Decorator has an amazing post about how to arrange your furniture for the best use of space

 

Need to style your mantle or shelves? Bless'er House has some great tips on how to make it look effortless.
Need to style your mantle or shelves? Bless’er House has some great tips on how to make it look effortless.

 

If you're still suffering from the popcorn ceiling trend, Instructables can help you get rid of them in a jiffy
If you’re still suffering from the popcorn ceiling trend, Instructables can help you get rid of them in a jiffy

 

update your fireplace in only 1 day with this guide by Infarrantly Creative
update your fireplace in only 1 day with this guide by Infarrantly Creative

 

I mean...the picture says it all, right? I LOVE this idea and can't wait to use it once we get the measurements.
I mean…the picture says it all, right? I LOVE this idea and can’t wait to use it once we get the measurements.

 

Up the perceived value on the cheap with some DIY wainscotting
Up the perceived value on the cheap with some DIY wainscotting

 

So simple but so smart! Upgrade the look of your registers for a
So simple but so smart! Upgrade the look of your registers for a “shiny object” kinda change.

 

The easiest way to up the look of your room? Up the height of your curtains!
The easiest way to up the look of your room? Up the height of your curtains!

 

Love that industrial loft look? Check out this easy way to add a brick wall to your living room
Love that industrial loft look? Check out this easy way to add a brick wall to your living room

 

I love this one so much that I've recommended it to my Mom! Add a little more oomph to your windows with these ridiculously easy to do curtain rods.
I love this one so much that I’ve recommended it to my Mom! Add a little more oomph to your windows with these ridiculously easy to do curtain rods.

 

Eee,, how amazing is this!? Faux wood beams for your ceiling.
Eee,, how amazing is this!? Faux wood beams for your ceiling.

 

If you're obsessed with the idea of hidden rooms, you'll probably get a kick of out this idea of creating hidden storage in your walls.
If you’re obsessed with the idea of hidden rooms, you’ll probably get a kick of out this idea of creating hidden storage in your walls.

 

Love the barn door trends but don't want to drop hundreds on it? Hometalk has the tutorial on how to do it for ~$20
Love the barn door trends but don’t want to drop hundreds on it? Hometalk has the tutorial on how to do it for ~$20

 

Add a little interest to a bland wall with a room divider! How smart is this?
Add a little interest to a bland wall with a room divider! How smart is this?

 

Along those lines, adding molding or wainscoting to pillars and ledges can create a more interesting look
Along those lines, adding molding or wainscoting to pillars and ledges can create a more interesting look

 

last but not least, create an eye-catching pallet wall easily and on the cheap
last but not least, create an eye-catching pallet wall easily and on the cheap

 

Did I miss one? What’s your favorite way to upgrade a living room?

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megan

I’m a 5x award-winning entrepreneur, small business nerd, and home decor newbie. Currently residing in upstate New York with my husband and cats. Hair color subject to change, black clothing…probably not.

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