If you have a small living room, no worries. You can resolve the issue by nifty arrangements and combinations that can trick the eye into thinking that the area is larger than it actually is. These terrific blueprints can turn an area that feels squeezed and jammed into one that feels spacious, comfy, and soothing. How you use the color, weight, and arrange the decorations and furniture to maximize brightness and space really makes the difference.
You need to think out of the box when your living room is small. Often traditional concepts of living room decorations will not give you the best solution for a small living room. Make more use of mirrors. You might deploy a strategy of drawing the focus of the viewer upward. You can use natural colors for the room while trying to exert a lightweight appearance to the furniture. Small-scale furniture selection will also help the cause.
Here are 38 notable interior design ideas for small living rooms:
Decorative Ceiling and Higher Artwork
This room makes the use of light color and beam structure in the ceiling that draws attention of the viewers.
A modern elevated living room that shifts focus towards the roof with sparkling chandeliers.
Slope Roof with Large Furniture
Sloped ceiling and fireplace makes this living room offhand and spacious.
This living room shifts focus to the far sidewalls and windows with light natural wood panels in the wall in consolidation with a flat-screen TV.
Bright and Small
The brightness featured in the upper ceiling is featured in this room which is complemented by the small sofa set, the decor of the coffee table, and the wooden floor.
The grey leather accent is the focus of this living room with some intelligent arrangement of furniture such as the window-side dining table and the lamp near the grey ottoman.
Black And White
When the living room space is limited, intelligent color patterns can make them sensational. The black and small furniture, photo frame, flat-screen TV in the background of white makes this living room nothing short of splendid.
Well Lined Up
Even when you like to squeeze in a lot of furniture and stuffs into a small living room, you can arrange it in a manner that can make the room splendid.
This is another example of an intelligent combination of black and white with white furniture making the black fireplace, TV, and light shades pop.
Divert Sight Upward
A very clever way to arrange a rectangular living room. The sloped ceiling diverts focus initially, however, the attention is taken away by the long wooden finish in the wall with red in the middle behind the flat TV. The color of the sofa matches the roof while that of the cushion resonates with the red in the wall.
A Touch of Yellow
The all-white living room with nice exposed beams has a small yellow sofa and a great-looking oil painting and a unique chandelier.
The art collection at the far wall, the slopped roof and simple furniture admires the viewers.
Stunning gallery on the far wall with multi-colored sofa sets and natural deep wooden finish makes this small living room stand out .
Gallery With White Aura
This is another example of the gallery that features white. White sofa, ottoman, light-colored walls, and spacious white in the photo frames containing personal photos make the room gorgeous.
Another Gallery Wall
This not-so-spacious living room with white ceiling , furniture and a wall laden with frames is complemented by zig-zag floor mattress.
The deep blue sofa and touch of greenery stand out against the white wall and roof. This is a brilliant eclectic style bright living room.
This small living room is featuring dark walls with white furniture, window, curtain and fireplace.
There are a lot of things stuffed in this white living room. The bookshelf is added. With those modern sofas and rugs, you will hardly notice the custom coffee table.
A touch of French among the white walls and all-natural wooden floor finish and the rustic overhead lamp structure and various wooden decors.
Celebrating Eclectic With Color
Vivacious reds paired with brilliant turquoise, emerald greens coupled with dazzling gold and pops of bright yellow laced into a framework that is markedly orange; color is an essential part of most eclectic living rooms. Even though most owners prefer a more contemporary-eclectic style with grays and whites shaping the background, a more lively approach does seem way more fun. Remember that eclectic is a style defined by ‘you’ and not any particular designer or trend. Pick colors that you truly love and paint a picture that is truly spellbinding.
The following 6 living rooms demonstrates great color combinations:
The color combination used in this room is not a copybook style of living room design, but it turns out to be excellent for a small room. Notice how the small furniture and wheeled coffee table contributed magnanimously.
Seemingly contradicting and somewhat random color combinations created a mesmerizing living room. Deep colors are blended with no specific rules.
Gold color is featured against deep blue wall. The intelligent color combination speaks out for itself.
This kids-friendly living room features a soothing deep blue accent. It makes use of the small furniture, decorations, and deep blue curtain.
The red wall decoration along with red lampshades, music player, and reddish carpet brings a feminine note to this unique living room.
The black fireplace and mirror pop out in this living room. The golden table, red furniture, and zebra-stripe sofa set complement each other pretty well.
This living room depicts both feminine ( red) and masculine ( black) touch balanced off by the color of the wall and sofa.
This room features the chandelier and the elliptical-shaped mirror guarded by two white candle-columns. The green atmosphere is also augmented by small furniture and zig-zag rug.
Have a look at this living room which features brown in the walls. Notice very few simple pieces of furniture. Putting in less furniture can make your room more spacious.
Smooth Traffic Flow
The arrangements in this living room allow for an uninterrupted flow of people from one side to the other. First, you need to anticipate where the persons entering the room will most likely go such as the sofa or the fireplace. Then set the furniture accordingly to allow for smooth flow. Keep enough spaces for common tasks such as turning on the lights, lighting up the fireplace, and closing the windows. Smooth flow through the furniture will make the room feel more spacious.
Do you know the greatest secret behind the magic of Houdini? Misdirection. Introduce a focus point in the room with a splendid painting or fabulous to divert the viewer’s attention away from the size of the room. For example, if you predominantly rely on traditional decors, try something avant-garde like modern art. If you fancy minimalist modern furniture, choose something that’s traditional, such as an antique armoire, as your focal point.
Have a look at this room. The large frame mirror actually makes the room look more spacious by reflecting light and pushing walls away. Using them in front of a nice antique, flower, or great drapes will soothe the eyes.
This small living room looks awesome with black and rustic color combining to great effect.
There is nothing special about this living room and the arrangement does not make the room any bigger. But it is a remarkable room nonetheless.
Sometimes large furniture like sofa and ottoman fit pretty well in the small living room when placed properly. The paintings on the wall take the focus away focus of people.
Sometimes you just need to pick your favorite decors and put them in a nifty arrangement that suits your eyes.
Black parts in the wall with yellow couch and transparent coffee tables gives this living room a sparkling look.
WOW Geometric Shapes
The first thing I thought when I saw this room was- WOW. A vivid representation of geometric shapes, antiques, round center table, black and white sofa cover goes along pretty well.
With no particular arrangement, this black and white eclectic room with a pink sofa and transparent tea table look pretty admirable.
Have fun !