How to enlarge a small living room while maximizing its decor? This is the question that we will try to answer, through tips and tricks to develop a small designer living room that gives the illusion of being more spacious.
In this article, you will discover that it is possible to save space thanks to certain pieces of furniture, to give the impression that the room is larger using a mirror or even to optimize the storage spaces by combining them.
1 – Place furniture in the corners
Take advantage of each space in your living room by choosing corner furniture that hides the storage space. This allows you to arrange a corner of the room which we often do not know what to do, and free up space elsewhere.
2 – Prefer a shelf without bottom or sides
To store your books and display your decorative items in your small living room, choose a shelf that includes only a structure and boards and therefore lets the wall appear in the background. This will give an airy side to the wall while providing you with storage spaces.
3 – Choose 2-in-1 furniture that hides storage spaces
To intelligently furnish your small living room, favor furniture with many functions to make the most of the space.
Take the example of this trendy design side table … But not only that! We put his glass, his book, and a lamp on his tray. And we put away what is lying inside, from magazines to blankets, passing cushions.
4 – Bet on a soft sofa of clear and sober color
Be sure to choose a sofa that is compact in size, but also large enough to allow you to sit comfortably on it. We favor a sober and clear color, a height close to the ground, and a soft and curvaceous design.
5 – Stuff your plants in hanging planters
In a small and compact living room, the floor should be cleared as much as possible. Rather than placing plants on the ground, hang them in pretty plant pots.
The example chosen illustrates this idea perfectly, with a plant in a superb plant pot hanging next to the sofa. We love its black metallic structure, the brass material of the planter, and its overall very refined design.
6 – Place a coffee table with a transparent top
To make your design lounge small and give it a cozy and airy feeling, you opt for transparency, curves, and the rather low height of the chosen furniture.
It is quite natural that our choice is made on a small coffee table, with an elegant brass structure and a glass top.
7 – Hang or place a large designer mirror against the wall
A simple trick to give the illusion that the room is larger is to place a large mirror on your wall. This accessory will play on depth and perspective and give an airy side to your living room.
8 – Place a carpet with a sober color on the floor
Nothing like a beautiful rug to give a cozy and warm side to a room. If your living room is small, avoid overly colorful and colorful carpets. Choose a carpet with a simple design and a sober color.
The Mala rug gives a feeling of clarity to the room, with its unbleached solid color, but also a very cozy side, with its thick and soft material.
9 – Use your walls to store your things
In a small living room, the walls are made profitable by hanging wall storage furniture. Be careful, however, not to overload the boards with decorative accessories and books galore.