If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is hang out there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking your room is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small living room into a comfortable, stylish oasis.
Let The Light Pour In
If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let it pour in to make the space feel more airy and open. Even if you don’t have large windows and tons of sunlight, choose lighter shades to maximize the light you do have.
Play With Scale
Don’t be afraid to make a big statement in a small space. A lot of little things in small spaces can make the room feel cluttered. So stick to a few larger parts for comfort and one for a spotlight style. In this living room, we love how the shapeless chandelier creates contrast and intrigue.
Take Advantage Of High Ceilings
Even if you lack the area and the area, you can achieve a lot of mileage through high ceilings. To take advantage of this vertical space, accentuate tall windows with high curtains and a show-stopping wallpaper. Curtains above a window give a small room airiness and height. Maintain the design of the curtain, but use more fabric for the fullness.
Choose A Large Rug
Choosing a larger rug—even in a bold pattern—is a trick that makes a room feel bigger. Unlike smaller rugs, the large size doesn’t visually break up the floor. This can also help anchor the space and give you a good staple piece to design the rest of the room around. Corner seating can also help you get more mileage out of less surface room for a longer traditional sofa.
Paint Your Walls White
Keep walls and floors all white to brighten up the space. Large artwork on the wall is eye-catching, yet not the leastbit cluttered. That way you can make a colorful piece of furniture the focal point of the room, so it’s not like the walls are closing in on you.
Float Your Furniture
Resist the urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls. If you create space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it is.