Choose a focal point. Choosing a focal point in your living room space is important as you want to accentuate the best features of the room. A window is a great feature in any living room space both for the view it may have and also the light that it lets in. If this is your focal point arrange the furniture near by and make sure both you and your guests can enjoy the view/sunlight. Other focal points in the room include an entertainment unit or a fireplace. These areas in the room should be accentuated as well.
You have the choice of using patterns bold colors and other styles that you think would look good in the rooms of your home. Geometric patterns work the best with rugs that are used for decorating. You can also use Navajo rugs for rustic or Southwestern themed rooms in your home.
To give a concrete example you could choose to keep a contemporary theme with plenty of black and white colors modern materials and a few pops of bright blue. With this in mind a glass TV stand a glossy black living room set a chrome and glass coffee table and some bright blue accessories or modern art on the wall could look fantastic.
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Instead balance it out with a mix of rich and subtle neutral shades of color with perhaps just one or two pops of color in the rest of your furniture such as a sunny yellow sofa or a few colorful ornaments on your oak bookshelf.
The trick to decorating is determining the look you desire to portray for your home. You may choose a modern look or more traditional look. Or you may want to create a country-style decor for your home. Whatever that desired look is then decorating around it will become easy fun as well as exciting. You may also want to keep in mind that decorating is not only about the look of your home but also comfort that you can create for your living space. You can start your decorating motif skills and ideas with any room in your house and build around it.
Since the rugs in your living room may get a lot of foot traffic a wool rug would be perfect for that. They are soft reliable and durable. They are also low maintenance.