New furniture has to be practical. Antiques need tolerance and care and are never going to be the workhorses of your house. But new pieces must be flexible enough to fill many roles. For example, this etagere from my own showroom breaks down into three very useful tables of different sizes, or can be stacked to hold books and decorative objects. Treat your most private rooms with the same care and respect that you would the ones visitors will see. Ideas for living room decor Put beautiful flowers everywhere. My own bathroom is tiny but has a little touch of glamour with its black glass and silver. I feel that I should be the one most impressed by my house, because I live in it.