Best Design Ideas For a Small Living Room

CIOReviewindia Team | Monday, 21 October 2019, 09:13 IST

Best Design Ideas For a Small Living Room

Gone are the days when one would dream of huge, sprawling mansions with as much space as possible. Now, cozy, quaint little places are the most sought after. Rooms can be turned from compact and small to beautiful and comfortable spaces. Here are some good design ideas which you can use to transform your small living room into a stylish oasis for you to enjoy:

Statement Pieces: One or two statement items, like an oversized lamp, or an attractive armchair or recliner in the room can draw attention away from the size of the room. It is quite easy to rent a recliner as well, with multiple options available, and the option to customize them as per your choice. Having a statement piece and keeping the rest of the room relatively less cluttered can make it seem bigger and more spacious.

Light Colours: Using pastel shades such as lavender, mint green and light yellow can make the room seem more inviting. Bright and brilliant colours can make the room seem more crowded, while lighter colours can give it a more light, vibrant and fresh feels.

New Sofa: An important thing while redesigning any room is to understand which furniture goes well with the room is the size of it. If you have a small living room, a corner sofa is probably not the right thing to place in your living space. While it may seem as an expensive way to go, there is another way out too. You can take a sofa on rent and design your living room as per your choice.

Light: Natural light can make the space feel airier, more open and spacious. You don’t need large windows or tons of sunlight. You could instead start opting for shades which are lighter; or semi sheer shades which can make the living room more spacious and fresher. You can even add artificial light by positioning an overhanging light carefully to create a focal point in the room.

Artwork: Artwork can be strategically used to accentuate the height of the room. A gallery wall might seem too busy for a small space, but it can actually make it feel larger if it extends to the ceiling. One or two unique pieces of art which are worthy of showing off can be placed under a small sconce light, to create a subtle focal point in the room.

Swing Chair: Super fun and one of the latest trends in the market, swing chairs can be a real space saver in a compact room. It allows you to add seating in the room without taking up a lot of floor space, like you would with a traditional piece of furniture like an armchair. And it becomes a fun feature to enjoy snuggling up in on a rainy evening.

Cozy: The smallness of a living space can actually be what makes it feel genuinely inviting and cozy. Using a soft, plush rug in the center of the room, keeping seating close together and not crowded-generally keeping it super welcoming and functional, can make it really warm and welcoming.

Multifunctional Furniture: Multi-functional furniture can be a real space saver and one of the most efficient ways to clear clutter in your home. You could get lidded stools, or a sofa with storage under the seat; or a coffee table which doubles up as a storage bin.

While there are many ways to redo and redesign your living space, you could even start off by trying a few of these tricks in your daily lifestyle and see the difference that it makes.

Best Design Ideas For a Small Living Room


Neha Singh is a full-time writer cum blogger with a keen interest in making friends and penning articles on any topic under the sun. She believes in living life to the fullest, and is on a constant lookout for new skills that she can acquire.

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