No matter how exceptional your organizational and styling skills are when you have a space-constrained living room, it becomes a challenge to make your space both aesthetically appealing and functionally practical. If you happen to own such a space or renting one, it’s hard to redecorate the place without sacrificing on the style and feeling perplexed. And we get it!
Nevertheless, you can create a comfortable yet functional living room with a focus on creativity, with well-chosen decoration and functional furnishings. With so many affordable trends and tools, it is always possible to maximize the possibilities of styling.
The living room is the heart of the house which offers a multitude of benefits with its versatility – it is an entertainment area, a place where you gossip with your friends, a reading nook for your kids, a snuggly nook where you doze off and unwind. If we compare it with the rest of the spaces in the house, a living area is the most used place by you and your family members. So, you need to be extremely thoughtful while decorating it.
In this blog, we will share with you 7 outstanding ideas to make your small living room an inviting and warm habitat. Let’s get started!
Swap your bulky sofa for a loveseat
If you add a bulky sofa in your small living room, it will eat-up all your floor space, leaving your room look more cramped and cluttered. When you are buying a seater, always choose a loveseat that can lean against the walls. A carefully chosen loveseat can enhance the depth of the layout while making the most of every square foot of your living space. Loveseats come in a variety of colours and patterns that can be styled in a variety of environments. They are best suited for couples, bachelors or students.
Built-in or floating smart furniture
Free up the floor area by adding built-in or floating furniture in the living room. They truly are a blessing in disguise because they can be used for multiple purposes. You can add a floating shelf with a folding desk – you can keep your books/files on it, it can be your small home office and can even be utilized as a cocktail bar. You can also use a built-in shelf to display your books and art pieces. Built-in furniture blends into the layout and gives a minimalist appearance to the place.
Try the two-tone wall colour scheme
Looking for an easy upgrade? Try the two-tone colour scheme. You just have to use a lighter and a darker shade from the same colour hue and you’re sorted. Not only will it give an artistic touch, but also make the living area look bigger than its actual size. Lighter tones add height to the upper portion of the walls, making the ceiling of the room look higher. It is a perfect hack for rooms with a lower ceiling and minimum square footage.
A botanical reflection
Blur the lines between outdoor and indoor by following a botanical theme. Nothing refreshes a place like leafy plants and blooming flowers, they bring a gorgeous and lively touch. If you love gardening, then you can keep high maintenance plants, but if you cannot take care of them, then you can keep succulents, snake plants and hydroponics. It is like co-existing with nature in your modern living room setup.
Be Playful with seating
Gone are the days when people use just sofas for seating. With so many fashionable seating alternatives available in the market, you can easily glam up your conventional living space. Instead of getting bulky sofas, you can put two iconic wing chairs or master chairs with ottoman in your living space. They are ergonomically advanced and aesthetically glamourous.
Distract them with statement pieces
Statement pieces are the bold and eye-catching art décor or furnishing items that start conversations between you and your visitors. Pick one or two statement pieces – it could be a jewel art piece, a stunning painting or a piece of well-crafted furniture. These pieces help draw the attention from the room’s size and bring it to these statement items.
Decorating a living space in vertical lines can add a balance and elevation by taking the eye upward, creating a feeling of height to space. If you have a narrow living area, then you can try this trick to make it look taller than it is. If you have a bookshelf, then you can keep all your novels in a vertical position, you can also hang sheer curtains from ceiling to floor, add tall furniture or large art pieces and bring vertical stripes through pillows, wallpaper or rugs.
All things considered
You can utilize every square foot of a room with the ideas shared above. Will you incorporate these hacks while decorating your living room? If yes, then please comment and let us know!
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