How To Design and Lay Out a Small Living Room

All room spaces give design challenges, but when you talk about the living room where you probably spend most of your time (and certainly the only space which guests experience the most of), designing a small living room becomes really challenging. You need to strike a perfect balance between making the room look as spacious as possible and at the same time make way for comfortable seating with right furniture and home accents. Giving below some excellent design tips for making the most of your living room space. Let’s get started.

First of all, use mirrors and wallpaper in a small living room, especially if the room doesn’t have windows or very less number of windows. You can create a focal point, add more lights on the papered wall and don’t forget to hang a mirror on wall.



The furniture layout

Keep the main sofa on the papered wall, accompanied by a pair of matching side tables and lamps. A large ottoman can act as a coffee table or an additional seat. If there’s space, get some extra chairs in this arrangement for two to four.



Storages: Pick furniture with built-in storage to limit clutter. A storage ottoman or an ethnic truck as a coffee table works well. Along the sides of the room, try a chest of drawers instead of a console table to enhance storage options.



Choose small-scale furniture: Don’t opt for full-size sofas and bulky armchairs. For small-scale furniture, the best idea is to visit antiques shops. Look for small settees, love seats and chairs that can work for your space.

Completely fill a corner: If you have a small corner living room space, use a sectional sofa which can fit in lot of people and since it is just one piece, it helps the room feel uncluttered.




Add plants: Like wallpaper and mirrors, plants are an excellent way to add depth to a small living room. Plants look good in corners and beside or behind chairs and sofas.



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