Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 18, 2016
Layouting and decorating small living room probably will bring challenges, but with a few smart organizing ideas and a creative mind, even the smallest living area can make a lovely and comfortable place bring family and friends together. Here are some ideas of utilizing small spaces in the living room to create a beautiful and fully-functioned living area.
1) Utilize unlikely spaces to organize a small living room
We have seen the proof of the saying that goes “necessity brings about your creativity.” Space shortage can be an inspiring dilemma with a chance to get the unique, potentially great living room. In order to make use of every space available in your small living room, you can turn open spaces under the stairs as a reading nook or a home office, or the space on empty walls as additional storage spaces.
2) Be creative on coffee tables
A coffee table is one of important but space consuming furniture in a small living room. But you can use creativity to rethink the coffee table in order to safe spaces. Maybe you can make use of unused paint drum and turned it into a lovely, quirky coffee table that no one ever has.
3) Choose furniture with storages
As a small-space dweller, you probably have known that hidden storage and two-in-one furniture will provide you more spaces and help you to decorate and layout the small living room more easily. You can also make use of a small but clever coffee table with a hidden compartment to store remotes and magazines, that will also serve as a dining table for two. The same hack applies with other furnitures such as sofa, chairs, or other seats.
3) Hang curtains up high
Hang your curtains high above the windows to create a sense of airiness and height, and make an optical illusion to make your small living room looks bigger. You can use light, flowy textile to let the natural lights in and make your small space even wider.
4) Use dramatic colors
Paint your small living room walls with lighter shades of colors, but you can actually play with more dramatic colors in the furniture and accessories. For example, you can add a bright red coffee table or maybe teal patterned pillows to create dimension and points of interest in your small living area.