Asked on Sep 29, 2017

How can I decorate a small living room?

EmilyM. M..Linda Sikut
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  • Dianacirce70
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Are you looking for decorating ideas? Not sure what you need, but if decorating is the issue definitely don't use large furniture. In a very small livingroom all it takes is a couple large pieces and you feel like you're living in a small box
  • Dianacirce70
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Multi-functional pieces are great, like coffee tables with storage and/or a lift-up top. Or stacking side tables.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Also if the room is long and narrow, put your furniture across the narrow part. It will make your room look more square (and therefore larger) then if you put it on the long side. That just makes it look long and narrower. Be sure you use light colored paint and hang mirrors if you can. Keep any curtains on your windows as light-weight as possible so that the natural light comes in, that will help make your room look airy. If it's possible, consider removing a wall that goes to the next room - such as a dining room. Even if you use the rooms as two spaces, it will make the whole area look bigger. Just be sure, if you do this yourself that you don't knock down a load bearing wall that's holding up your home. If you can, watch some of the shows where they decorate - either to fix things up or to stage homes for resale, that might give you some more ideas as to how to open up the space so it looks larger. Here's some ideas posted on Pinterest:


    Best of luck to you!
  • M. M..
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Also, resist the urge to push furniture up against the wall(s). Define different areas with small rugs, like a sitting area and a tv spot. Pay attention to how the natural light coming into the room changes during the day and throughout the year.
  • Emily
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Don't think that you can make a small room look large, but one thing you can do is amply decorate the walls so the eye is drawn up and away from the furniture. People need comfortable chairs to sit on in a living room, but you don't have to get the largest possible. We are in the process of trading out a wide chair for one that is narrower, but the comfort should be the same. We have a sitting room that is about 11' X 15', two windows, 2 wide doorways. You want to keep a "walking" path clear. If people can pass by easily the room will not seem too small.
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