How to Furnish a Small Living Room

Jan 23, 2019

Design Tip Furniture

Small Living Room Layout Ideas

Just because you’re working with a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Here’s how to furnish a small living room so it feels larger, more functional, and cozy.

Small Living Room Idea #1: Decorate with Mirrors

Decorative mirrors are the perfect way to make your living room feel larger without remodeling. Not only does a mirror add depth to your room, but you can also use them to reflect natural and artificial lighting so that your living room feels more open. If possible, try hanging your mirror across from a window. Not only will it create the illusion of a second window, but it will also fill the room with natural lighting.

Small Living Room Idea #2: Use Neutral Colors

Want to make your small living room look bigger? Choose light, neutral colors when you’re picking out paint, wallpaper, floors, and furniture fabric. Whether you choose off-white, beige, or other neutral colors, the coloring can help create make the walls appear further back so it feels like there is additional space in the room. Plus, softer hues better reflect light, creating an open, roomy, and calming environment.

Small Living Room Idea #3: Float Furniture

It can be hard to choose a small living room layout that maximizes space and incorporates all your favorite styles. Many people feel like they should push all the furniture against the wall so that there is as much space as possible in the room, but this can actually make your living room appear smaller than it is. When you allow space behind your furniture, you give the illusion of a wider living room.

Small Living Room Idea #4: Choose a Large Rug

While you should avoid choosing especially large furniture when furnishing a small living room, choosing a large rug can actually help make your living room feel larger. Not only will the festive rug make it feel like you have more space, but it’s the perfect opportunity to add a splash of style and fun to your living room.

Small Living Room Idea #5: Add Hidden Storage

Furnishing a small living room isn’t all about making things feel bigger, it’s also about carefully utilizing the space you do have. That’s why storage furniture is such a smart option. Not only does it look great, but it also helps keep your living room clutter-free, which has the added benefit of making things feel larger.

Need some more small living room ideas? Visit a Star Furniture & Mattress store to take advantage of free interior design services from our team of home design experts. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog for home décor tips, including Feng Shui for beginners, the top 10 interior design mistakes, the best furniture for a small kitchen, and more.