These 15 Small Living Room Ideas Will Help You Utilize Space

by planetofinterior

These 15 Small Living Room Ideas Will Help You Utilize Space

Welcome to our article, we have curated the 15 small living room ideas that will help you utilize your living room!

Paint The Walls

Paint The Walls

Via @spacejoy

By painting the lower half of your walls, it tricks the eye into thinking the space is larger. Pick your favorite bright color, or the one that would compliment the room best, and apply it to the bottom half of the room, or onto an accent wall.

Open It Up

Open It Up

Via @loewe

This tip might take a little more effort, but opening up a serving hatch that overlooks another room such as the kitchen would also help to open up the living room.

Windows

Windows

Via Karine Monie

This is another one that might call for some remodeling, but floor to ceiling windows add tons of light and make the room look more open and spacious.

Hallway

Hallway

Via @3dottawa

Again, increasing the illusion of space might include knocking out a wall or two. You could remove the upper half of the wall behind your sofa, this way you don’t lose space and it adds more natural light to the room as well.

Neutral Furniture

Neutral Furniture

Via crateandbarrel.com

Neutral colors seem to suit a small area best. They offer the same comfy place to relax without overwhelming the room with too much color.

Light Wall Colors

Light Wall Colors

Via @spacejoy

Choose a bright yet warm color to add to your space, whether it be painting the wall or incorporated into the decor you choose to display on the walls. This will make the place feel more open and inviting.

Small Furniture/ corner sofa / loveseat vs sofa

Small Furniture/ corner sofa / loveseat vs sofa

Via dunelm.com

Choosing the right furniture for a small space is crucial. It helps to pick multiuser furniture, like a pull out couch, or a hutch that also serves as a TV stand. Also, opting for a loveseat instead of a full size sofa can give you a little extra space, or even an L shaped sofa tucked away in the corner.

Built In Everything

Built In Everything

Via christopherscottcabinetry.com

Utilize wall space as much as possible. Instead of buying shelves to put against the wall that also take up floor space, build them into the wall over the sofa. You’ll get the storage you need without having to compromise space, which is also one of the great small living room ideas!

Wall Lights

Wall Lights

Via @two_tees 

Instead of standing lights, choose lights that are mounted on the walls to avoid taking up necessary space next to the furniture. It causes the room to look crowded, but hanging lights along the walls saves space and looks classy.

Transition to Patio

Transition to Patio

Via @kovah 

If you have a patio behind your living room, keep the blinds open to invite that extra space inside. Besides, who doesn’t love to look at nature while they relax.

Mirrors Are Great Small Living Room Ideas

Mirrors Are Great Small Living Room Ideas

Via @lowellso 

An old yet effective trick is incorporating big mirrors into your small space. This is another illusion that tricks the eye into thinking the space stretches much farther than it actually does.

Blinds

Blinds

Via @campfire_guy

Curtains can be bulky and get in the way if they’re shoved into a small space, so opt for blinds instead. They save space and come in tons of different styles and colors, including black out blinds if you enjoy naps on the sofa.

Window seating

Window seating

Via @heftiba

This is a bookworm favorite. Build a nook seat near your window for extra sitting space and a place to admire nature’s beauty.

Awkward Spaces

Awkward Spaces

Via @chastityco

Utilize awkward spaces like nooks and corners. If your living room is oddly proportioned it might make it difficult to decorate, but adding corner shelving or hanging your TV on the wall instead can free up some clutter.

Coffee Table

Coffee Table

Via westelm.com

Find a coffee table that holds more than just your coffee. A table that offers inside storage for throw blankets or books can help keep a small space clutter free and feel more organized.

Thank you for reading our article about the best small living room ideas! If you enjoyed our curation, consider checking out our other article by clicking here!

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Daily selection of interior design meant to inspire.

© 2021 Planet Of Interior