It can be a real challenge to decorate living room. This set by the chance that people simply enjoy the free time in the room without really make a change for years. It will be quite common to find the room as a place for the sofa and TV set. If you want more than this set up, it will be the time to upgrade the living room.
As a starter, you need to clean up the living room from any unnecessary stuff. Once you are done with it, it will be the time to draw the room plan.
For this purpose, you need to measure the room as accurate as possible. Do not forget to put any furniture size into the room plan. The room plan will let you to have better understanding for potential re-arrangement and upgrade.
The re-arrangement attempt will let you to decorate living room at better rate. For this purpose, you may opt out some stuff with similar functionality. You can take out the chair when you think that the sofa give enough functionality. Meanwhile, buying new flat screen TV set will be a nice upgrade with less horizontal space as the bonus. Putting bookshelves on the free space will let you to have another reading time in the living room.