Dress up a typically soft pastel, like lavender, with plenty of bling in the living room for an edgy and glamorous aesthetic. Think of reflective and metallic as neutrals, and use them with aplomb. And keep other colors somewhat muted for a more monochromatic feel, with lavender coming forth as the star of the palette.
Because contemporary living room furniture is often clean-lined and hard-angled, the aesthetic can appear more rigid and cold than is probably intended. Soften the feel of the entire living room by laying a foundation of muted, deep, and warm coloring on the walls.
I think everyone should have a storage bench. Not only does it make clean up time a cinch when you have kids, it will give your living room a pretty coffee table or extra seating, depending on where it’s placed.