I have such a small living room not sure how to put my furniture help?

It’s like a square box just not sure how to make it look nice.
q i have such a small living room not sure how to put my furniture help
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  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 09, 2018
    A few more photos would help, as well as general dimensions.
    Is the brown a sofa or chair? What else is in the room?
    It’s difficult to get a sense of space, particularly since the photo is very busy with flowers on top of the display cabinet, and pillows and throws on The furniture.

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    • Paula Holderfield Paula Holderfield on Jun 09, 2018
      Thank you I will try the app the loveseat small and I guess I should take off the pillows I like my flowers but it could use a thinning out thank you so much I love any help I can get. Paula
  • Ja Ka Smith Ja Ka Smith on Jun 09, 2018
    Hi Paula. LESS IS ALWAYS BETTER! From furniture to items on bookshelves to less wall decor....Keep it simple. You may have to downsize some things tho. Maybe take out bigger sized and bring in smaller.

  • Thi3367279 Thi3367279 on Jun 10, 2018
    I like the busyness of your house with your plants your throws and your pillows it makes it look inviting and comfortable. For some of us less is not always better
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jun 10, 2018
    As most people do - you have too much furniture and stuff in this small room. Decide what to keep and what can go (purge), and then decide on a style - you have too many different styles going on and none of the colors blend together. Paint the walls, simple artwork, less blankets (try to keep them in your color pallet) and arrange the furniture that you keep. Less stuff means less clutter and less dust too.
  • Beth Beth on Jun 10, 2018
    What I would do; get a loveseat cover that matches the wall paint, get a large basket for the pillows & throws & put beside the chair, relocate the brown photo picture frame, take flowers off the hutch & leave empty, shop sales as you can for pillow covers the same as the painting, change dark rug to a lighter one when you can. The dark brown love seat makes the space look smaller; I see the cat, get a loveseat to match the fur, kind of.
    You can buy fabric with off white or light beige designs to cover brown tables to help also or tablecloths on sale. Happy decorating.

  • Paula Holderfield Paula Holderfield on Jun 11, 2018
    I wish I could paint but I rent so that’s out I will see about what I can let go my cabinet my aunt and uncle gave me they are both gone so I hate to lose it maybe something else. Thanks will work on it . Paula
  • Paula Holderfield Paula Holderfield on Jun 11, 2018
    Thank you all sounds good and will get it done may take a little bit but it will all look nice in the end. Paula
  • Alice Alice on Jun 11, 2018
    I love your curio cabinet. My Mom is a collector or Occupied Japan, Hummels and Cranberry Hobnail. I love the business. Without seeing the whole room it's hard to tell how to arrange it. Take a few more photos and let us help you. When you arrange a room, the thing you need to think about is how easy it is to walk thru the room and get to the hall and the kitchen, without having to walk around things. Hope to see another post soon.
  • ADA29098237 ADA29098237 on Jun 12, 2018
    Hi, I would say remove clutter like to many folded blankets, less flowers on top of cabinet, you could arch flowers over that wall shadow box and always keep the furniture to a minimum and as small as you can and still be comfy. I feel less is even better including in a big room. I don't like the clutter look it closes the room in. Good luck.
  • Ger24583240 Ger24583240 on Jun 17, 2018
    If you do decide to purge some of your favorite things, take photos of them. Then you will have memories. You may like to use fewer pillows and throws on the sofa. Adding brighter colors may be good for you, as well. You have neat things to work with..post some pics.,when you are finished..
  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 17, 2018
    More pictures would definitely help so we can see the whole room. Your curio looks like it's just sitting between the kitchen and the live area. Since its tall, it closes in the room. Put the loveseat next to the doorway with the back facing the kitchen. This would give you a more open feeling. The curio should go against the wall or even angled in a corner. That would also break up the squareness of the room.
  • Paula Holderfield Paula Holderfield on Jun 17, 2018
    Awesome I didn’t even think I of that I will definitely try it thanks so much I will take more pictures.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 17, 2018
    there are room planner apps available...I’m more old fashioned. I like graph paper and pencil. 1square =1 foot measure the rooms dimensions . add where doors windows are located. Leave that sheet, Then measure your furniture and label the pieces, Still on the 1 ft square methods. Cut those marked pieces out. Arrange the furniture , on sheet no. 1. the min. Amout of space needed for a person to walk thru is 2 feet. My aunt a military wife who moved frequently gave me these tips. I’ve moved 3 times now, haven’t had to move any furniture around the rooms.
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