Just because your living room is small does not mean you need to contain your creativity as well. In fact, this is the perfect stage to unleash it on! Dressing up your living room, no matter how big or small, is just as much about small details as it is about the big impressions created. Therefore focusing on these allows you to translate your lofty ambitions into a stunning catalog of small living room ideas. You can follow these simple steps to create a cozy small living room that is just as striking as the larger ones you admire.
1. Use Lighter Shades of Color
Your living room can accommodate a lot more details and fine touches if you keep the base color palette a simple affair. Use lighter shades of color to wash your room and its furnishings in, introducing bursts of color only to highlight an element or draw attention to a surface. This not only looks more composed and refined, but also creates an illusion of more space.
Designed by Suellen Gregory
Designed by Kishani Perera
2. Use All the Natural Light
When it comes to small living room ideas, the Sun truly is your best friend. Maximize on natural lighting – this explodes the spaciousness of a room while protecting it from slipping into dreary overtones – no matter how busy. Keep window dressings light and minimal to minimize any obstructions to this vibrant play.
Designed Vjacheslav Zhugin and Olga Ursulenko
Designed by Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock
3. Add Mirrors or Glass Elements
Mirrors are a great way to double up on the spaciousness and apparent volume of your small living room. Dress up a wall in mirrors to break free of the physical constraints placed by it, transforming your living room and its spatial dialogues. Alternatively introduce glass decorations and elements – these add to the rich tapestry of your space without visually weighing it down.
Designed by Ann Boyd
Designed by Jennifer Backstein Interiors
4. Choose Built-In / Smart Furniture
A lot of how big or small your living room feels depends on the circulation and movement through it. Stop dappling in the ordinary and check out the genius of smart furniture designs that offer you a lot more functionality in a fraction of the floor footprint. You can declutter your space with built-in furniture as well, integrating your room and furniture into a seamless and stylish composition.
Designed by Lera Curve
Designed by Zminkowska De Boise Architects