You’ve cleared out all the clutter! But what do you do with all of the open space? A living room can feel bland and too open without the proper design ideas. You need some suggestions for giving your important space a more updated look for your family and company. But first, when should you stay away from a theme? A living room needs to be welcoming for you and your guests. However, if the purpose of decorating is to resell your home, stick with traditional colors and avoid personal accents. More people will be able to visualize it as their own.