small living room ideas


small living room ideas

small living room ideas



Decorating small living rooms can be quite a challenge for those who want both a spacious place, and a room that is enjoyable to use. It is possible to decorate your living room with these interior design ideas in order to achieve what seems impossible.

1. Use themes

Thinking thematic is a good way to start for interior design. Pick a favorite color or a favorite style, and work on it. You might choose classic, temporary, rustic etc. for your pleasure. Collect ideas from websites, visit furniture stores, visit other houses, and study them. Check your local library for books on the subject. There are many ideas you can find, and you might also want to combine different ideas from different sources. You might want to take photos and take some notes while doing the research. You will be spending a lot of time in the living room, so it is worth spending some time on planning its decoration. You can also find a way to add your individuality into the room. Whether you’re obsessed with roosters, 80’s memorabilia, or an actress, you can find a way to display your individuality in your living room. The object you choose does not have to be everywhere in the room, just find a subtle way to make it appear, and blend it in with the other decorative elements.

2. Keep things “small”

If you use large furniture, your living room will certainly look cluttered. Nowadays many stores sell small furniture and decorative items for small houses. Always prefer to buy the small ones, and don’t forget to avoid buying too many small items. If your room has sufficient space, it might be a good idea to use one larger couch rather than six chairs. If there are too many objects on the floor, try using high furniture (like lamps or clocks) in order to draw the attention upward in the living room.

3. Use mirrors

Everyone knows that mirrors makes a room look more spacious and makes places appear larger than they really are. Mirrors not only reflect the space of the room, they also add more light to the room, that’s why they are such an important part of interior design. If you decide to use a mirror, position it in a way that it will reflect the light, not the dark colored wall. There are mirrors in many shapes and sizes these days, so why not choose some for your living room?

4. Position objects appropriately and accessorize

So you’ve chosen your furniture and your decorative objects, what to do next? Arrange them in a way that best suits your living room. Think of how you will use your living room. What you do in your room (watching TV, reading, entertaining friends, etc.) will affect how you organize it. There should be areas that you can walk through, easily. Your should also accessorize your room appropriately, so that your living room is personalized. The books or objects you use will reflect your personality, and make it a fun place to live in. Just don’t use too much, and keep it functional.Use the walls.

5. Use the walls 

Your living room might be small, but this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate enough. There is lots of wall space in any room, so use them for hanging items, or decorating with wallpaper, fabric or paint. Be creative and hang different things. You might want little shelves on the walls to display some of your favorite non-hangable items. But if your furniture, rugs an pillows are heavily colored and patterned, you might want to keep the walls neutral, so you don’t overwhelm the room. Furniture is difficult to change, so when you get bored of your living room’s decoration, feel free to change some of the walls and accessories.

Your living room might be small, but this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate enough. There is lots of wall space in any room, so use them for hanging items, or decorating with wallpaper, fabric or paint. Be creative and hang different things. You might want little shelves on the walls to display some of your favorite non-hangable items. But if your furniture, rugs an pillows are heavily colored and patterned, you might want to keep the walls neutral, so you don’t overwhelm the room. Furniture is difficult to change, so when you get bored of your living room’s decoration, feel free to change some of the walls and accessories.

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