If you are thinking about decorating your living room, but the space is small it may seem impossible. Think again though, even though it is small there are still plenty of ways to get it done. You don’t have to have a large room to make a big bang when it comes to decorating. You just have to know how to decorate properly so everything looks right.
You might just not know where to start, but that is ok too. We will go over 10 ways to decorate your small living room. Sometimes following some laid out steps will make things easier because then you can make sure everything has been done. So let’s get started so you can enjoy your new living room.
How to Decorate a Small Living Room: My Ideas
Light Colored Furniture
When picking furniture for a small space, light colored furniture with straight lines is the best choice. It will help make the space appear larger than it is. Dark colors close things in making things seem smaller and more closed in.
Stick with Lighter Color Scheme for Rest of Room
The paint, rugs and accent pieces should also follow a neutral to light color scheme as well. If you do want some bright colors, they can be instituted by throws or pillows.
Mirror Placement Is Key
If you want to use mirrors, using them the right way in a small room is key. Mirrors can be used to make a room appear larger but not simply just by placing them in room. They have to be placed in places where they will be reflecting either a light colored wall or light that is coming into room.
Horizontal or Vertical?
If you are planning on using décor with lines, you want to make sure you get the right ones. You want vertical, because you want to stretch the view upward not outward. Using vertical lines gives your perception the same feeling you get when you walk into a cathedral.
One of the biggest mistakes made in decorating a small room is the furniture. When choosing furniture, don’t choose furniture that is too big. You want the size of the furniture to fit the size scale of the room. So if you are decorating a small room, you need to find smaller furniture. Instead of a large three cushion couch, pick a two cushion and so on.
Get The Most Out of Your Furniture
Best way to save space in a small room so you have more space, is find furniture that has more than one use. Such as extra storage, tables with shelves, a recliner instead of using an ottoman and a chair and so on.
Make Un-Used Space Useful
Use that unused wall space for something useful. Built some built in cabinets, giving more room for storage without taking from the space you need. Placing objects in different ways can also, so break up the way it is stored on shelves to avoid clutter.
Clutter Is a No Go!
One of the biggest things that will instantly make a smaller room look even smaller is clutter. So you want to avoid clutter any way you can. Don’t add pieces you don’t need, store what you can and display only what you need or want to.
Lighting can be your biggest helper in making a room bigger. Placement is everything though because light also creates shadow. So providing lights in different areas can open up the room greatly, by lighting up dark areas that can close in a room.
Those are the best 10 ways to decorate a small living room. So hopefully these ideas will get you way on your ideal small living room. You will find out that it was much easier than you thought and could be done with minimal effort. Once you have it the way you want it, you will surely love spending more of your time in there as well.