Whatever the reason, furnishing a small living room can feel overwhelming. But there are plenty of ways to make your living space feel bigger than it really is. If you’re working with an apartment or townhome, you may have some limitations on what you can do, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options out there to spruce up your space and make it feel bigger. Here are some tips to help you furnish your small space.
Add Storage for Keeping Your Room Neat
Add storage and organization to your small living room. You can use boxes and baskets, cabinets, drawers, or even under the coffee table. Use boxes in your room as a way to stash away books and magazines that aren't in use at the moment. Buy transparent ones so you can see what's inside them. Add baskets for keeping toys or other items that need to be put away when not in use (like toys). The wicker look is a classic choice but there are many others.
You can also add some stuff under the wooden sideboard where you can put the television above and below you can put any other small kinds of stuff. Or you can consider purchasing furniture with built-in storage features such as armoires or nightstands which provide extra space without taking up valuable floor space like regular dressers would do since they would require floor space underneath them too."
Choose Furniture and Colors That Blend
One of the best ways to maximize your small living room is to choose furniture and colours that blend. The goal is for your furniture to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, which can be a challenge in a small space.
- Choose furniture that blends with the rest of your home, so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Unfortunately, there are no good shortcuts here; you have to get creative!
- A great way to fit more furniture into a small space is by using ottomans as additional seating or storage options.
- If you have lots of boxes with stuff stored away in them then don't forget they can double as extra storage space when needed by just adding some legs at an angle (you'll still need somewhere else for everything but at least you won't have them sitting around all over).
Create an Illusion of Space with Open Shelving
Open shelving is one of the best ways to create an illusion of space. By using open shelving, you can make it look like your living room has more storage than it actually does. This will help you maximize the number of items you can fit into your living room without making it look cluttered or messy. You can also use open shelves to display your favourite collectables and show off what you like!
Decorate with Mirrors, Windows, and Doors
If your living room is small, you can use mirrors to reflect light and create the illusion of space or you can install a skylight to increase the natural light in your room. Place mirrors on windows or doors to create a sense of openness.
Size Your Furniture Right
Before you purchase any furniture, it's important to make sure that the pieces you choose are sized appropriately for your space. For example, a coach should be proportional in size to the room; otherwise, it will overpower the space and make it feel smaller than it already is.
Ideally, your living room should contain multi-functional pieces of furniture that can serve multiple purposes at once. This saves money and also makes good use of small spaces by maximizing every square inch with storage options or seating areas that have multiple functions (such as ottomans).
Keep Furnishings Small and Delicate
- Make sure your furnishings are small and delicate.
- Avoid using furniture that is too heavy or large.
- Choose colours that are light and airy, such as white or pale yellow.
- Use delicate materials like silk or satin to upholster the furniture.
So, to sum up, whether you're moving into your first apartment or downsizing to a smaller home, there are many ways in which you can maximize space. With the right furniture and accessories, a few smart tricks, and some careful organization – you'll be able to furnish any kind of living room, no matter the size.
Best of luck! Your space is waiting for its new look...