5 Decorating Tips for Small Living Rooms


Decorating a small living room can be somewhat of a headache if you don’t know how to use space optimally. With a little bit of design and décor savvy, it is, however, possible to make the most of the space you have available and make it appear a bit bigger.

All it takes is implementing a couple of clever tricks, and you should be able to create a space that is welcoming, uncluttered and appears open and bigger than what it really is. The type of furniture you have, your windows, light and other elements all play a role in how your living room is perceived.

In this post, we’ll share our top tips on specific elements of a small living room space and how you can use them creatively to make your small living room appear brighter and bigger. Let’s get started!

Make Use of Multi-Purpose Furniture

When you are limited in terms of space, having furniture that has more than one purpose really makes a huge difference. There are plenty of great furniture designs that take small spaces into consideration. Consider buying coffee tables or end tables that have multiple storage options. You can also use ottomans as extra seating or end tables.

Mirrors Make Space Appear Bigger

What better way to make a space appear bigger than by manipulating natural light? Smaller living rooms can sometimes seem darker. Make the most of the natural light in the room by using multiple mirrors. Be sure to hang them opposite a window. This will automatically light up your small living room.

Transparent Furniture is the Way to Go

Instead of bulky, solid furniture, consider investing in a couple of transparent pieces. Think Perspex, glass or acrylic coffee and end tables. By using transparent furniture, the natural flow of the room is emphasised. It makes a small space look bigger instantly, and adds a sense of playfulness. You’ll also notice that it makes space seem brighter and uncluttered.

Create a Sense of Height

The easiest way to create a sense of dimension in your small living room is by making use of the vertical space. Make sure eyes are drawn upwards, and you’ll enjoy a living room that appears bigger in no-time. Achieve this by hanging ceiling-to-floor curtains, drapes or blinds. Other options include hanging art collections on the walls or using floor lamps.

Compact Furniture Saves Space

And finally, to make the most of the space you have available, consider investing in compact furniture pieces. You don’t need that huge sofa, opt for something that has a light frame and thin finishes. The same goes for other seating options and tables. Use floating shelves to increase the space you have available and decrease the sense of clutter.

By following these tips, you should be able to create a lovely living room. As passionate interior decorators and designers, we have the experience to know how to use any living space and turn it into something functional and beautiful. Contact us if you need some help with your interior décor, we’d love to hear from you.

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