Living Room

A Guide to Collecting Art in the Digital Age

You don’t need to spend your life savings on a curated art collection.

7 Quick Fixes for a “Finished” Living Room

Got a space that needs a little decorating love? Take inspiration from Real Simple’s tricks and picks for one reader’s living room—and send us your images. Your own half-done space could be featured next!

A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming to IKEA

Including a brand-new FRAKTA bag.

How to Clean Pillows in a Few Simple Steps

When you’re washing your pillowcases and sheets, don’t forget to clean your pillows. The experts give us their best tips for different types, from the ones on your bed to decorative accents.

3 Genius Solutions for Living Room Layout Problems

The hangout zone of your home can be hard to arrange. So Real Simple asked two designers to sketch out solutions for three of the trickiest scenarios. Pull up a chair and take some notes.

5 Genius Ways to Style a Bar Cart for Every Occasion

It’s a serving station when you’re entertaining, a display spot when you’re not. Here are five top-shelf setups.

8 Foolproof Paint Colors for Your Living Room

Need to give your hangout space a quick refresh? Try updating your walls with one of these paint picks from top design pros.

How to Display Your TV

Your television doesn’t have to be an eyesore. Designers share their best tips for placing it in the room.

How to Choose the Right Chair

The smartest seats for those “what should we put there?” spots.

10 Things to Toss in the Next 10 Minutes for Quick and Easy Decluttering

Got a small window of free time? Embark on a mini purge: Take a lap around the house with a garbage bag and toss the stuff below. Letting it go (via trash or recycling) will bring you satisfaction and bring order to your home.