Making the Most of Your Tiny Space…
If there’s something I would consider myself an expert in, it’s decorating small spaces, particularly small living rooms. I love a small cosy place, but I also wish for a larger space one day. You can, however, make your small living room feel bigger by maximising its potential.
Most of these I’ve applied to my home and some will be included in our living room makeover very soon. We’re on the cusp of changing it over (hopefully for the final time). Whilst there are a few that will take time, most of these you can do in a weekend, a mini project for yourself. So if you’re ready to shift your space around and make most of the little room you have, here are some quick and easy tips to decorate a small living room…
Fine Tune Your Layout.
The first thing to consider is the layout of your space. A poor floor plan will make the room seem even smaller than it actually is. If you can, tape out your furniture before you place furniture down, it makes the process a lot easier to see. If you can’t, take your time moving things around. The one thing I would advise is to take everything away from the walls. There’s nothing worse than having all your furniture pushed up to the walls and a big blank space in the middle of the room.
Consider Your Furniture.
You are limited with space, so you have to consider what furniture you put into it. However, you can’t just throw things together and hope it works. You need to consider the pieces that help create a warm, inviting space. One thing I would invest in is a sofa, the larger the better.
From there, it’s worth considering your accent pieces. Instead of accent chairs, consider footstools that are more space-friendly. If a coffee table is too big for your open space, why not go for more side tables?
Neutral is Failsafe.
Neutral is my favourite interior style to go for when it comes to decorating small living spaces. With a neutral colour palette, your space will feel bigger and brighter. This styling can also extend to the texture and materials, so going for lighter woods and acrylics. Anything that tricks the eye into thinking your space is lighter, brighter and bigger than it is. Something I do a lot of within my own home, as you can see on my Instagram feed.
Layer and Mix Styles.
I love mixing furniture and styles. It adds depth and cosiness to any space. It also seriously ramps up your style. You can never go wrong with filling your home with pieces you love. Mixing in vintage furniture with modern pieces will make the eye dance. If you’re not ready to take that plunge, consider going for one or two decor pieces that will help elevate your small living room.
Consider Nesting & Multi-Purpose Furniture.
The last thing to consider when you decorate your small living room is to consider multi-purpose furniture. I love utilising anything around our home to maximise storage, especially when our home is lacking it.
This is the same when it comes to nesting furniture, ideally for additional surface areas as and when you need them. Side tables and coffee tables are the best ways to maximise this.