A small living room may be short on square footage but doesn’t have to lack in design.
Your home is where your heart is, and a living room is meant to be a place to gather and make memories. Look no further for our top clever ways to redesigning a small living space.
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1) Create a color scheme
When your room is lacking in space, a great way to make everything about the design cohesive and to make the space appear larger is by creating a color scheme. Think about creating little contrast between the woodworking and the walls for a more seamless look. This will trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it actually is. Having a color scheme doesn’t mean your design has to be one note. Spice up the space with fun patterns that match your color story for pop of interest.
2) Bring in natural elements
A design trend in recent days for large and small rooms is bringing in natural elements to your space. Select house plants for added pops of greenery and color, add accent pieces crafted in natural materials such as a marble vase or a wooden bowl. These airy and earthy elements will create a trending design while ensuring your space feels airy and open.
3) Serious symmetry
When your room is lacking in space, a great way to make it appear larger is by designing around symmetry. Try two comfy armchairs over a large, bulky sofa. Create balance and a feeling of calm in the room by adding a symmetrical design that inherently cultivates conversation and gathering.
4) Built-in space savers
If your living room is lacking in square footage, it’s always handy to have some built-in design elements which give the look of furniture without taking up added floor space. Consider built-in shelving or add built-in lighting to save on space more than their lamp counterparts. If you can make built-in, go for it! These pieces save space and add function.
5) Go dual purpose
When space is lacking it’s important to get the most of your pieces. Think about adding an upholstered ottoman to double as a footrest and a coffee table. Select a side table with built-in storage to tuck the clutter away and make your space feel larger. Whenever you can, opt for furniture that is multi-functional so you can make the most of your tiny space.
6) Let there be light
Our final tip for redesigning a small living space is to add light whenever you can. Consider adding mirrors on the walls to create an illusion of a larger room and to easily bounce natural light around the space. Ensure windows allow maximum light to pour in with minimal window coverings during the day. Add a playful lamp when possible, or wall lights to save on space. A bright and light room will appear larger.