The Living Area is just that-where you live so the room needs to be inviting to your family and guests as well as stylish. In my family, we love to host gatherings because that is what we enjoy. Our goal was to be able to seat a lot of people comfortably knowing that a game will always be on our TV. Hanging your flat screen TV on a flexible arm can give the room better function because the focal point is able to be repositioned easily for optimum use.
You can make any room feel much bigger by choosing a few large, bold pieces rather than lots of smaller ones. Keep the main furnishings simple and clean lined. Avoid too many bold patterns or furniture with curvy arms to keep it more modern. Solid pieces with streamline design such as armless parsons chairs are modern and save space.