Delegating space in a small living room will require you to go the extra mile when it comes to emphasizing the architectural aspects of your living space.
These are some of the primary points that need to be addressed when planning a design for a smaller sized living room.
Size and Number of Furniture Pieces A tiny couch and a couple of rickety chairs won’t make the room more expansive or bigger. In fact, the room will appear empty and unwelcoming with this selection of furniture. A better idea is to have around two or three upholstered furniture items that are are low in the back and arms but that are comfortable. Add storage space by selecting tables that have drawers or nooks underneath the table top. They won’t take up a lot of space and will add some weight to the room, as well as keep clutter to a minimum.
#2. How to Arrange Furniture Seating should be as compact as possible. A U-shaped seating arrangement works well, especially when you are entertaining. The chairs should be placed on either side of the couch and turned towards each other. The couch should be positioned against the wall. When someone wants to watch television, the chairs can easily be moved to face it. In doing so, this organizes both the direction of traffic and perceived space, thus enabling your living space to take on the duty of entertaining and television viewing.
3: Accessories to Include It is best not to overdo accessory items but rather use them to add visual interest and busts of color. Use large pots, a colorful painting or two, as well as cushions piled in a corner on the floor to accentuate the room with some lively colors and textures. If you have a special collection of items, you should store them in a corner cabinet or a wall alcove.
4: What Colors to Use. A small living room can be brightened considerably by adding bold colors to walls and fabrics. It’s easy to use color to highlight arched entryways and other unique architectural features. For example, the wall that surrounds an arched entryway can be painted one color and the inside of the arch a contrasting color. Colorful window treatments on the windows can be used if you would rather have light colored walls. Or you could paint one wall in a darker color. When selecting fabric for your furniture and rugs, make sure solid fabrics neutral in shade and that the colors in patterned fabrics are bright and bold.
The Ideal Lighting for a Small Room The colors and textures in your small living room can be enhanced with the right lighting. Place tall standing lamps on the tables that are on either side of the couch. You could use floor lamps that imitate the hue and texture of your table lamps on all opposite sides. With this setup, you’ll have the perfect amount of lighting. Make sure the room is evenly lit and light flows through it in a smooth and continuous manner by using lamps that are the same height.
6: How to use flooring appropriately. The primary use for the area rug is to make the room one cohesive space. Pick out a spot in your room where the rug will have enough space to “uphold” the seating arrangement as a whole. This will result in the prominent definition of your room, making it seem larger than its seating arrangement actually is.