When it comes to design, all spaces present a challenge. However, when it comes to designing a small living room, a space where you will most likely spend the majority of your time (and certainly the one where guests will spend the most time), the space must meet a number of expectations. So, when it comes to designing a small living room, things can get tricky. The key question is how to strike the perfect balance between making the room feel spacious and large while also incorporating some extra seating. What furniture should be chosen, and where should it be placed?
Expand space with mirrors for your living room
It’s the oldest trick in the book, but it actually works. The addition of mirrors to any space instantly creates the ideal illusion of expanded space. A small living room, especially one with few windows, can feel confining or boxed in. Try to make a focal point in the room by hanging a mirror or several mirrors around or on top of it, turning up and hype the lights, keeping it bright and adding depth all at once.
Even better, as mentioned above, choose an over-sized mirror to cover an entire wall. The trick that outperforms all others. This mirror placement will create the illusion of space by perfectly reflecting back-light and, of course, the interior decor–essentially doubling your space.
Conceal the television
Every nook and inch of a small living room space can be used for something aesthetically or functionally. Without an entertainment centre, specifically a television, every living room is now incomplete. When it comes to decorating a small living room, a wall-mounted TV is always the way to go. WE WANT IT TO APPEAR PERFECTLY SET, BUT WE DON’T WANT TO TAKE UP A LOT OF SPACE!
To achieve the most simple, chic, and streamlined look, mount your modern flat line screen to the wall. Saving valuable creative space by freeing up space beneath where it would otherwise be placed. This space can be beautifully utilised by installing the ideal, wholesome fireplace for those cosy nights.
Multifunctional and modern furniture!
Whether you live in a small studio apartment or a large family home, it is always beneficial to make the best and most aesthetically pleasing use of every square inch of space. Multifunctional furniture is a vast and diverse category of products that includes wall beds, transforming tables, compact seating, and other highly innovative storage solutions.
When it comes to designing a small living room space, every nook and corner counts, so every piece of furniture or similar element must earn its spot in the room. Each piece of furniture in a small living room should earn its keep. Consider different types of furniture to be functional, such as ottomans that can be used as a coffee table or as extra seating when needed.
Brighten up your living room’s walls!
The key to making any small room appear brighter and larger is to use optical illusion. Every designer, from novice to expert, understands that light wall colours instantly make a room appear larger and brighter. Bright walls, depending on the quality of paint used, are highly reflective, instantly making a space feel open and spaced out, which helps maximise the effect of natural light. Dark colours absorb light, making rooms appear smaller and more compact.
Colors like blush pinks, pale blue/greys, subtle grey walls, and dusky lilacs are ideal for it. Those shades will successfully make any small living room feel fresh and inviting–cozy but not confining. Avoid brilliant whites and bright cremes.
Keeping the area clean and organised
Minimalism and organisation are two important considerations when working with a small space. Particularly in a small living room. Keeping the space tidy and organised, free of clutter, will not only bring you joy, but nothing cramps up a small space like unwanted clutter.
One solution is to incorporate well-thought-out and strategically placed storage ideas into the space. With well-chosen and chic storage, small living rooms can appear larger and be kept fresh and uncluttered.
It goes without saying that a tidy spot creates a calm spot, so keeping a small living room meticulously neat is a great way to make it feel larger, and to do that, everything in the room needs to have its own and perfect place. Floating shelves that blend into the room and wall designs are ideal for small rooms because they can hold a lot of things on a wall or in alcoves without taking up any space. Instead of adding it as an aesthetic accent or selecting fitted in, floor-to-ceiling shelves and cupboards that make use of every last inch of available space.