The living room is one of the most central spaces in a home. It’s often the decorative focal point of the house, and it’s also the gathering place where family and friends socialize. If you have a small living room, don’t be discouraged, because very small living rooms can look just as glamorous and personalized as larger ones!
To give you some creative inspiration, we compiled a list of 35 small living room ideas to help inspire you to make the most out of your small living room. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. All About Color
Color has the ability to completely transform a room and give it the perfect finishing touch. This furniture has a teal pattern that matches the wall color, creating a cohesive look in the room. Small living spaces don’t have to be lacking.
2. Warm Hues
Make up for the small room by utilizing furniture full of warm tones and rich texture. Velvet has made quite the return to being in trend with modern design. The orange couch anchors the room’s design and everything else in the room is well-incorporated. Metallic sheen brings additional light into the room and elevates the aesthetic.
Velvet Throw Pillows
3. Sleek And Modern
Everything about this room says sleek and modern. The furniture, paint color, lighting, and even curtains all complement each other’s design and color. The curved couch smooths out the layout of the room and provides an appealing shape. The tile work in this room serves as an outline for an area rug, too.
4. Narrow Room
Even in a narrow room, you can make it cozy and comfortable. Make your space work for you instead of against you. Use one wall for all kinds of storage and display units. On one side, use a glass-paneled curio cabinet for displays and on the other use some plastic bins for all those daily-use items.
5. Reading Nook
Even if your small living room technically has room for a couch, go the nontraditional route. Design the perfect little reading nook by placing an over-sized chair on each side of a small side table. It fosters intimate conversation and intentional time. Complete the room with a unique area rug and plenty of gorgeous indoor houseplants.
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6. Contemporary Cool
Keep the style consistent throughout your home. This contemporary living room set is perfect for gatherings and entertainment. A couch, two armchairs, and a coffee table are the ultimate companions for the fireplace in the center of the room. The built-in shelves offer storage and more room for decor.
7. Keep It Simple
Sometimes a simple look is the best for a room. Keep decorative items and furniture to a minimum to be able to fully enjoy the items that are in the room. Solid colors should make up the bulk of the design to ground the room. Use little accent pieces that are patterned and textured.
8. Themed Room
Don’t underestimate the power of a themed room. Themed rooms can cause a nice break in the rest of the home’s style. It’s also a fun way to express some personality that you may not otherwise utilize in the rest of your home’s style. Everything used in this design has some sort of pattern or texture in common.
9. Plush Furniture
Plush furniture does a great job of making a room of any size look appealing and inviting to just about anyone. With neutral-colored furniture, it’s easy to use any accent color that you wish. In a room like this one, soft accent colors are incorporated into the design. Table lamps supply warm light to the room.
10. All About Lighting
Intriguing light fixtures show that care and thought were used for even the details of the room. It’s a form of art that adds character. You can find lighting that matches any style, easily contributing to the overall aesthetic.
White Flower Ceiling Light Fixture
11. Eclectic Charm
An eclectically designed space is full of fun features. The design is unexpected yet well-thought-out at the same time. There are contrasting patterns, a mixture of textures, and a neutral base color.
Wire Caged Pendant Lighting
12. Mix And Match
Mix and match different colors, patterns, styles, and materials to create a visually stimulating room. With white walls and furniture, it’s easy to add interesting features.
13. Statement Piece
Pick a piece of furniture that will serve as the statement piece in the room. It draws attention no matter what size room it’s in.
14. Transitional Room
Your living room may look more like a transitional room if it’s very small and that’s perfectly okay. Whatever space you do have, furnish it with comfortable furniture and an exciting area rug that helps anchor the room. Hang a piece of art above the couch for a personal touch.
15. Versatile Space
Your living room may fill the role of a few different rooms in a very open floor plan. Furnish it in a way that’s versatile according to the needs. Use a consistent color palette in the space so the rooms don’t clash with each other.
16. Industrial Aesthetic
The industrial aesthetic is intriguing, chic, and oh-so-appealing. Natural wood, cement, metal surfaces, vintage items, and a cool color palette are a few things that make up this style. Whatever size your living room is, it’s worth trying out.
17. Wall Decor
Wall decor has the incredible power of completing the look in a room. You should especially mount mirrors in your small living room to help the room appear larger and airier than it is.
18. Color Pop
One way to make a very small living room look more exciting is by the use of bright-colored furniture. Since there’s already a minimal amount of furniture in the room, make it stand out even more by using a bold hue. Light-colored walls give it a more open appearance as well.
19. Earth Tones
Earth tones comprise a very natural color palette full of warmth and serenity. Since the living room is the most used space for gathering, it’s an excellent choice of colors.
20. Playful Colors
Bold colors are a definite way to make a room look even more appealing. With a black and white room scheme, color is a welcome addition. Carefully select accent pieces that make the space come alive. Modern art transforms the walls while mustard yellow pendant lights shine bright.
21. Neutral Color Palette
A cool, neutral color palette keeps the room looking fresh and simple. There doesn’t have to be a plethora of colors to design a well-loved room. Keep clutter tucked away in a sleek white entertainment center and use bold decorative items in the room.
Gray Shag Area Rug
22. Chunky Throw Blanket
Throw blankets have the ability to add a lot of rich texture and depth to any room. Take this picture, for example — the smoke grey couch gets an instantaneous facelift from the chunky yellow throw blanket. Another great thing to note is that you can consistently change out the blankets to create a new look or add some seasonal pizzaz as the months come and go.
23. Plant Life
It’s a well-known fact that houseplants are a great way to add organic texture and color to the room. Many indoor plants also do a great job of purifying the air and removing toxins from it. It’s basically a win-win addition to any room. Pick out vases and containers that complement the design aesthetic of the room.
24. Mood Lighting
Good lighting works wonders in a small space. It instantaneously brightens the room and makes it appear larger than it really is. Use a combination of natural lighting and various light fixtures to really open up the room. Add a fun element to the room by installing LED lights that change colors behind your TV.
LED TV Backlight
25. Low-Key Design
In a small living room, you may want to keep things low key and minimal. Let the natural features of the room like the wood flooring and color of the walls do a lot of the “talking.” Add in a couch, floor lighting, and a few wall decor pieces for a minimal low key look.
Skylights are an excellent way to bring in lots of natural light and flood your room with warmth. They also seemingly add more space to the room and open it up. Craft the perfect reading nook with two comfy chairs and a side table between them.
27. Vibrant Colors
Make the most of your very small living room. Painted white walls open up the room, making it appear larger than it really is. Pick an accent color to run throughout the room with various accessories. An area rug adds rich texture and dimension.
28. Exposed Brickwork
No doubt an exposed brick wall adds life to the room. It gives it character and something to ground the room. White furniture elevates the aesthetic. A glass-top coffee table can have multiple uses in a space like this: utility as a table and an ability to serve as a barrier between the room sides.
29. Focal Point
Pick something in the very small living room to serve as the focal point of the room to make it appear larger. The focal point draws attention to itself, preventing people from focusing on the size of the room. The fireplace does an excellent job with the gorgeous mosaic tilework.
Minimal yet beautiful. A living room doesn’t have to be packed full of furniture or decorative items to look beautiful. Sometimes a minimal look is all you need to make a stunning space. Pick out a couple of staple items to include in the design. This room features two oversized chairs, a sleek entertainment center, a TV, and some houseplants. That’s all you need for a minimally designed room!
31. Shelf Space
In a small room, shelf space and storage are much appreciated. Take advantage of it to keep items tucked away or to display other things beautifully. Light-colored furniture opens up the room and leaves space to incorporate a wide range of accent colors.
32. Crisp White
A crisp white room is all things fresh and clean. Any color that’s incorporated into the design will easily stand out. Ground the room with an elegant coffee table. The see-through aspect of the glass top ensures that nothing goes unnoticed. Use the lower glass top to display colorful books or other trinkets.
Glass Top Coffee Table
33. Wall Art
One way to liven up a small room is with the help of wall art and other various decorative items. It can help draw the eye away from focusing on the size of the room and instead appreciate the contents of the room. A fun tapestry adds a lot of visual interest.
34. Geometric Patterns
Geometric patterns and shapes are found everywhere you look. Carefully select the repeat patterns you want to incorporate into the design and then complement the repetition with other shapes. The neutral color palette leaves room for rich texture.
35. Soft Tones
Brown and white hues create a soft-looking space. It’s a warm and welcoming color combination that won’t go unnoticed. Corner cabinets utilize the space in a room that might not otherwise be used. It’s a great way to ensure that every part of a small room works for you.