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Small Living Room Furniture Arrangement Ideas

For owners of studio apartments, and smaller homes with tiny living rooms, when it comes to decorating the question typically is “how do I decorate this space, while making it functional and allowing some breathing room?” While this might sound like a complicated paradox, it’s possible. The key is knowing where to place your furniture and how far to place it from one another in order to provide enough breathing space that the room feels grand and most importantly put together. The following small living room furniture arrangement ideas will inspire you to try something new.

Highlight the Rooms Best Features

Keep your fireplace space as open and airy as possible. You want your decor to focus directly to your fireplace for as much focus as possible.

First things first, you want to truly take in the size and the appeal of the room and go from there. Doing so allows you to emphasize the beauty of the room while creating a focal point all at once. If you have a fireplace, you want to focus on that or any bold pieces that enhance your overall aesthetics.

Every Piece of Furniture Matters

The smaller your pieces of furniture the more scattered you want to place them. Doing so brings that expanding feel that does not take away from the room’s overall square space.

When it comes to smaller living rooms, many might think having less furniture is the way to go. However, that is not always the case. You want to have enough furniture that the room feels filled yet breathable. In order to do just that you want every piece of furniture, you have to matter, to make a statement and to feel cozy in the space. Therefore, you want to have smaller seating, but that makes a big statement.

Visual Color

Color works well when you want a room to feel put together and cohesive. Use the same hue throughout for a cohesive appeal.

It’s very important to work with color regardless of how big or small a room might be. By using color, you have the ability to move focal appeal right where you need it. The key is using a contrast of hues that work well together yet function just as well appear. Consider your color palette as one of the best forms of having a brightening effect in the room. Display your darker hues on the inside of the room and the lighter hues on the outside for a beautiful contrast.

Add Art

If you don’t want to add too much art pieces, consider adding two or three and scatter them around for the best outcome.

One furniture item that is extremely underrated, but always makes sense in a room is art. Art pieces are great due to how much texture and color they bring while still feeling grand in the room. Consider adding a few art pieces to bring a grand appeal to the room right where you need it. Furthermore, there is also the focal aspect of having bold art pieces.

Go Bold with Your Console

Even if you’re working with a smaller console you want to have some sort of contrast to make it pop back to life. And provide a bold touch.

Having a bold console gives you the assurance that you will be making a big statement while still being functional. Your décor should feel functional, yet bold and fun. Bring on a bold console to give your room that daring aspect that brightens the room in an overall manner.

Large Rug

If your living room is decorated in a circular manner, adding a rug is a great way to do so. Consider a patterned round rug for a perfect display. 

Never be afraid of having a large rug in the room as the main focus. A large rug will further enhance the room while giving your floors the direct focal point it needs. You want your rug to have some sort of pattern in order to brighten the space while providing texture. Furthermore, we recommend having one or two rugs for a layered twist.

Move Your Plants

When in doubt, use multiple plants. Having multiple plants allows the airiness to be felt throughout the entire room.

Many of us already have plants in the living room, as they provide a sense of airiness. Nevertheless, they bring color as well, to make them work for a smaller room you want to move them around. The key is displaying them near a window or an awkward corner to round the room’s aesthetic making it feel bigger.

One Sofa

When deciding what kind of sofa to include in your small living room, consider going the modern route to make a big impact.

Nothing helps a room feel more put together quite like having a sofa, but not just any sofa- the sofa. What we mean by this is, you want to have one statement sofa and pair it with a few accent chairs. Doing so will allow you to maximize the square footage of the room while still having those essential pieces. Think of it as a way of helping the room feel grander while still being chic.

Center Your Lights

Consider having a larger chandelier inside of a small one to make a bold impact without taking away from your space of square footage.

Whether the room is big or small you want your light fixtures to be centered. Having a centered, light fixture allows you to make the room feel as put together as possible while still making the grand statement it’s intended to do. Consider going bold with your centered, light fixture for the perfect pairing in the room.

Bold Wallpaper

Use a neutral wallpaper for a bold display with just hints and bits of color and pattern right where you need it.

Having a wallpaper, wall will make another accent mark in the room. The idea is to have the bold wallpaper make its main statement regardless of how colorful or patterned the wallpaper is. Add a wallpaper that is colorful, fun and helps bring an appeal to any size room.

Arranging a smaller room might seem to intimate but it’s actually quite easy. Please share with us your ideas below.


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