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Design Ideas For A Small Living Room

by Emily Williams

 

So, you’ve got a small living room!

Thankfully style is not measured in square feet and having a small living room does not necessarily translate into a cramped and cluttered space. The use of smart styling tips and decor can help you transform your small living room into a visually appealing stylish oasis that reflects your joie de vivre. Below are some room decoration ideas for small living rooms –

First things first, let’s talk color

The use of a crisp neutral color palette in a small living room can help create a warm and cozy vibe whilst looking chic at the same time. While an assortment of colors can make the living room design look small, a jolt of color through the use of a potted plant or colorful wall art will give the room the stylish pop of color it needs to avoid looking too boring.

Source: @The every girl

You can also experiment with colorful cushions or an ottoman chair in a bright color to add a dash of vibrancy to your small living room.

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Anthropologie
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Anthrolopogie
Target

There’s always room to reflect

An essential element when considering living room ideas for small spaces is the use of mirrors. The simplicity of a well-placed mirror works wonders in tricking the eye as it expands the size of the room.

Source: @Decorrea

Placing a large mirror near the windows makes the rooms appear bright and airy.

A few products we recommend

Crate&Barrel
Urban Outfitters
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Wayfair
Anthrolopogie

Let there be light

Beat the small living room blues by inviting as much natural light into your home as possible with airy and simple window dressings. If the source of natural light is limited, avoid placing anything in front of it. Another tip to maximize natural light in your room is to place mirrors opposite or adjacent to the window to reflect light. Similarly, using white on the ceiling helps reflect light and makes the living room seem bigger and brighter.

Source: @Jimiamy

 

The L shaped sofa to the rescue

Beat the small living room blues by inviting as much natural light into your home as possible with airy and simple window dressings. If the source of natural light is limited, avoid placing anything in front of it. Another tip to maximize natural light in your room is to place mirrors opposite or adjacent to the window to reflect light. Similarly, using white on the ceiling helps reflect light and makes the living room seem bigger and brighter.

The play of subtlety and shape can make or break your small living room ideas. The L shaped sofa brings a small living room to life by creating an area that has an aesthetically inviting vibe as well as amplifying the coziness factor in the room.

Crate&Barrel
West Elm
Urban Outfitters
Baers
Joss and Main

Use the fifth wall

Just because your four walls are a bit crowded does not mean you can’t use the floor as your fifth wall to showcase your style statement. The eclectic textured rug adds the perfect amount of oomph and drama that your living room design needs. 

But do keep in mind that if you have already used design elements to add color and vibrancy to your room, then a neutral-hued rug is best suited to lend an elegant charm to the room.

Source: @Home and decoration

 

Ikea
Ikea
Anthropologie
Wayfair
Urban Outfitters

Dual-purpose coffee tables and side tables

While ensuring a healthy helping of decor, your coffee table can also double up as seating or storage in your small living room.

However, if you’re afraid of overcrowding things with a large coffee table, you can consider opting for side tables that take up less space, while still serving the purpose.

A few products we recommend

Wayfair
West Elm
Ikea
Crate & Barrel
Wayfair

We aren’t all blessed with big spacious living rooms, but with creative living room ideas for small spaces, you can take your room from cramped to chic.

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