Small Living Made Large!
Small living room design is no easy task. You want your living room to be the perfect place for spending lots of time, whether socializing, reading or relaxing in front of the television. But if your living room is not of the largest size, you may want some design inspiration to make the most of the limited space. There are many design techniques, from the color of the walls to the style of the coffee table, which can enhance your living room.
First of all, approach the project with a view in mind to keep it simple. You do not need lots of furniture for a small living room; in fact, this is one of the instances when less is more. There should be no clutter, as it will just make the space look smaller. Therefore, storage space of some kind is essential.
One good idea for easy stylish living room storage is the Jade Leather Storage Ottoman, designed by Coaster Furniture. Not only can it be used as a stowaway piece, but also as a footstool and coffee table. Ottomans take up little room, can be easily moved around and have a multitude of purposes.
If a coffee table is a must-have possession for your living room design, opt for one with a glass top. Reflective surfaces broaden the area’s appearance, which is why mirrors are also a smart choice. The reflecting light gives the illusion that your living room has a greater depth to it than it actually does.
On marble or wooden living room floors, put down a large rug. By breaking up the floor space in this way, the area will appear elongated. Rugs can be used to link colors in the room together. If the walls are pale blue and the furniture is brown, tie the two themes together with a blue and brown rug.
When choosing what shade the walls are going to be, really think about what your preference is. Different colors have varying effects on the atmosphere of the your living room and your own personal mood. Pale shades will make the room feel more spacious and airy, whereas deeper tones will create a cosy feel. Whatever color you do select, try and incorporate your furniture effectively.
One of the hardest items to single out for a small living room is the sofa set. The initial factor to take into consideration is the size of this type of furniture. Try to buy small to medium size pieces that take up less room. A love seat would be a good example of this, such as Global Furniture USA’s 757 Series Sofa and Loveseat Set in White Leather. This sofa can be used well as part of a light colour scheme, generating a bright and modern appearance.
Sectional sofas are also valuable in saving space. They provide all the seating you need, but through combining two sofas into one, the overall design is much more compact. Take the 729 Espresso Brown Leather Sectional Sofa by Global Furniture USA. The dark espresso brown leather would be very effective if teamed up with cream walls and metallic accessories, inspiring a more creative and luxurious area. The geometric design of this sofa is also beneficial in giving a minimalistic appearance.
There are endless design possibilities when it comes to interior design, no matter how small your living room is. For a small living room, consider mirrors, stowaway furniture and a large lamp to distract away from the limited space. A sleek leather sofa is ideal for giving a fresh, contemporary finish. But above all, focus on what colors and styles you like the most so you can create your perfect room.
Please send me some of your small living room design projects! I would love to see them, how did you maximize your design ideas in your small living room?
Interior Design Diva Nicolette