The living room, the heart of the home, is a space filled with stories and memories. Whether it’s for curling up with a book on a quiet afternoon or hosting a game night for loved ones, the living space is one of the most versatile.

Sneha Divias, award-winning designer and Founder of eponymous Interior Architecture & Design practice, believes that living rooms need a fine balance of functionality, aesthetics and personal style. In a recent collaboration with Purity, Sneha’s handpicked pieces and her personal style came together to create a living room corner at the Jumeirah Villa. Inspired by Purity’s collection, Sneha shares her secrets for creating living spaces that are not only beautiful but uniquely yours.

Embrace the Flow
The living room thrives within the context of the whole house. Before diving into details, ensure that your furniture arrangement allows for easy movement and conversation. This is where good space planning comes in – it’s the foundation for a well-styled space.

Make It Truly Yours
Think of your living room as a canvas. What story do you want it to tell? Living rooms are versatile spaces that can tell layered stories and are spaces that are personal yet open to guests and visitors. However, the best living rooms are personal expressions, filled with elements that resonate with you and reflect your unique style.

Embrace the Mix
Add warmth and personality to your living room through layers of textures, accessories, and colors. Key pieces like sofas and armchairs can remain neutral, while accents like throw pillows and rugs introduce pops of complementary color and pattern. Remember, the key is achieving harmony and visual balance.

Think Beyond Trends
It’s easy to get carried away by trends but focus on creating a space that is timeless. Drawing inspiration from your personality rather than fleeting trends ensures your living room remains stylish and relevant. Timeless design includes quality pieces that you love and that will stand the test of time, both in durability and in style.

The Coffee Table on Spotlight
Elevate your coffee table from a mere piece of furniture to a centerpiece in your living room. Books and candles are classic choices, so select ones that inspire you – pieces that spark conversations, inspiration and joy.

Let Art Make a Statement
A statement wall can completely change the atmosphere of your living space. Dedicate a specific wall to showcasing an oversized artwork or make it a gallery of personal photos. You can also convert it into an accent wall with a splash of colour.