We have a collection of 6 ways to decorate small living spaces in your home. If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is hang out there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking your room is bigger than it appears. Such strategies can make any room feel more spacious and aesthetically pleasing. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling.
Decorate with Mirrors
Designers often place mirrors cleverly in small places in order to make them feel larger. One of the most common small living room ideas is to hang a large mirror in a central location to create a focal point. To reflect light and add a nice atmosphere, put it behind a light source such as a candle or pendant lamp. If possible, position a mirror across from your window so it will reflect the view and give the illusion of another window.
Go Big or Go small
In a tiny space, you might be afraid of overwhelming things with too-large furniture, but oftentimes, if you go full throttle with a large sectional that hugs the walls, you’ll get a room that #1 seats a ton of people and #2 feels super welcoming and cozy. On the other hand having a few small pieces of furniture can keep the eye flowing and make the room appear to fit more.
Keep things linear
A room has a vertical dimension as well as a horizontal one. If your living room has a high ceiling, make the most of the extra space by decorating it in a manner that draws the eye upward. Floor-to-ceiling drapes are a stylish way to accomplish this goal. Also by having lower seating it makes the ceiling appear to be higher.
Another idea is to fill the vertical space with a menagerie of small to midsize artwork. Try implementing varying geometric and linear prints. This technique will make the room feel larger than it actually is, because it invites the eye to roam beyond the eye-level horizontal space that may feel confined. This also gives a small space a sense of structure while also providing the illusion of additional length and width.
Lose the legs
If you’re looking to add storage/display surfaces to your living room, consider going leg-free and attaching units directly to the wall. Floating large pieces like this tricks the eye into thinking less space has been taken up because the floor area is still free (plus, you can use that newly found space for even more storage should you feel the need). That area under the coffee table (considering yours doesn’t have shelving) can often feel a bit wasted but you can tuck additional poufs under for more usage.
Use Neutral Colours for a Small Living Room
One of the most popular small living room ideas is the use of neutral colours on walls, floor, ceiling and furniture upholstery. A palette of off-whites or beiges will expand the space by appearing to push back the walls. Soft hues also tend to illuminate a room by reflecting light. In addition to enlarging an area, a neutral palette imparts instant sophistication and creates a calming environment.
Install Smart Lighting
Choose lighting that can be attached to the walls or hung from above to save room on floor space. Swing Arm lamps also free up space on side tables. Keeping light at multiple levels (floor lamps, chandeliers, and task lights) creates a moody yet well-lit room.
We hope these tips will help you create a lovely space for you to enjoy!