If you have a small living room, you know how it can quickly start to look cluttered, crowded, and unattractive if you try to cram too many furniture pieces into the space. One of the easiest ways to make a small living room feel more inviting and open is to limit the number of pieces you put in the room and utilize various design elements including:
1. Invest in multifunctional furniture pieces.
You only have a set amount of room to work with. Make the most of the space by considering furniture that can be used in different ways. For example, an Elephant in a Box sofa can include an optional desk that fits neatly in the side of the armrest. You can have a desk and workspace when you need one and hide it away when you do not.
2. Hang up mirrors of different sizes and shapes.
To trick your eyes into thinking you have a large space, mirrors are a great design element to use. Mirrors also help to bring more reflective light into the room, which is perfect for living rooms that do not get direct sunlight or brightening up the space at night.
3. Create storage space by using vertical space on the walls.
Stacked floating shelves, storage cubes, and other such storage options secured to the walls are a great way to free up floor space.
4. Avoid large, bulky furniture pieces.
Sectionals and complete living room furniture sets take up a lot of space. Limit your selections to just a few essential pieces, like a single sofa, a footstool with storage underneath, and one end table.
5. Mount your TV to the wall.
Another way to free up valuable space in a small living room is to mount the TV to the wall. You can use the space created on the TV stand for other decorative items, home electronics, etc.
6. Add a touch of greenery.
Plants can help make small living rooms feel cozier and inviting. Stick with small house plants that do not grow too big.
7. Use blinds for your windows.
Curtains can take up space whether they are opened or closed. With blinds, you free up space on the sides of the wall you can use for shelving, mirrors, etc.
8. Add storage cabinets near the ceiling.
If you need more storage space, you could install cabinets near the ceiling, so they are out of the way. Store items in the cabinets you do not use that often, like holiday decorations.
We hope these tips get you inspired to maximize the space in your small living room. To find a comfortable sofa with multipurpose upgrades, which is also easy to set up and stylish, please feel free to explore our furniture products online at Elephantinabox.com