Tips For Decorating A Small Living Room
by Lee Dobbins
If space in your living room is something that you are lacking,
it can still be done with style. When you have a small living
space usually you want to do what you can to maximize the area
you have as well as keep it aesthetically pleasing. Luckily,
decorating a small living room to be big on style can be done
with some simple steps that will be expressed within this
When maximizing a small space, think simple. A room that has a
lot of pieces of furniture and artwork can start to get crowded
quickly. At this point, you have a living room that feels,
looks, and is small. The trick to maximizing the space that you
have is to think simple. Include the necessary items in this
room such as a couch, maybe a television, maybe at least one
coffee table. Do not overdo it. Furniture comes in all different
shapes and sizes. For a small living room, do not get the
overstuffed pillows to accent the overstuffed couch. Think
simple. A standard couch with seating for three and possibly an
accent chair are really enough. No room for the accent chair?
Then a couch will have to do.
This is not to say that the walls have to be white and there
should be no artwork or other knickknacks on display. If you
want to paint your living rooms walls, keep to the brighter side
of the color palette. Do not choose dark colors because they
will only close the living room in and make it seem smaller.
When choosing paintings to display, take your time and choose
only a few. The artwork that you choose should also have lighter
tones to further enhance the illusion of space while adding a
decorative touch to the room.
Again, a cluttered wall will make the room seem smaller. When
decorating a small living room, it is best to choose a few items
that you really like and display those; likewise with
knickknacks. Corner shelves are wonderful for small pieces that
you'd like to display. They do not take a lot of room and you
can display pieces on them with relatively little trouble. Do
not, however, overload these shelves. This will still be
clutter. Choose a few pieces that match the current decor and
Usable items can be blended with the decor to enhance it as
well as serve a practical purpose. Instead of having three or
four remote controls placed randomly throughout the living room,
buy a remote caddy in the shape of a boat to enhance the outdoor
decor throughout the room. This is only one example, but usable
items are often incorporated in decor if you shop in the right
places. Craft stores or local craft sales are famous for
carrying items that you might not find in the chain stores. Use
this to your advantage. Remote control caddies are not all. You
can find pitchers that are decorated several different ways that
can act as vases for flowers that will enhance your decor among
several other things.
A small living room is ripe for creative decorative solutions.
They can be decorated to add space, enhance aesthetics, and
promote usability. More than any of these, they are a cozy,
intimate area in which a family can create strong bonds.
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