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​22 creative ideas for your small living-room layout

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In need of some creative inspiration for your bathroom touch-up? We can help! Seeking some suggestions on how to transform an outdated terrace into a sensational outdoor spot? We’ve got a few ideas! Yes, even if you are stuck with a small living room and can’t decide on how to space out those furniture and décor pieces to have a practical (and beautiful, of course) layout, homify still comes forth with a few ideas – 22, in this case! 

And here you thought you were going to have to phone up a professional interior designer—which you can still do, if you want. Or you can simply scroll ahead and see for yourself the inspiring tips we’ve gathered to help you out of a tight spot.

1. Instead of adding more (and more and more) elements into the room, vary the existing materials and textures for some visual detail.

2. In addition, we also recommend contrasting the colours and patterns, as shown in this eye-catching living room below.

3. Speaking of colours, how striking does this orange sofa stand out amongst the surrounding cool tones?

eclectic Living room by Pixers
Pixers

Smiling Spirit

Pixers

4. Who said the classic style can’t be used in small spaces? Just make sure your furniture pieces are proportional to each other in size.

modern Living room by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Wimbledon

LEIVARS

5. Want your living room to have a slightly romantic/feminine look? Combine pale fire tones (oranges, reds, pinks) with light neutral hues.

 Hotels by Vanderhurd
Vanderhurd

Ham Yard Hotel suite, London

Vanderhurd

6. Glass makes for a great room divider, as it separates space without visually decreasing a room’s size.

  by Transition Interior Design
Transition Interior Design

SALON/ PROJET LAMARTINE, Transition Interior Design Architectes: Margaux Meza et Carla Lopez Photos: Meero

Transition Interior Design

7. Double-duty furniture pieces are heaven-sent, such as this fabric-clad coffee table which also doubles up as additional seating space.

8. We suggest niches/floating shelves for plans (or hanging potters) to add some green freshness.

9. Allow colours and patterns to visually separate your living room from the kitchen/dining room (in the form of scatter cushions, rugs, etc.).

scandinavian Living room by dwarf

10. If it all possible, have your living room next to a terrace/balcony, and see how those glass doors open up your interiors to the great outdoors.

11. Opting for smaller pieces will help make that living room seem bigger.

12. If you decide on separating your open-plan layout via colours, stick with the same main hue (such as teal blue for the living room and ocean blue for the dining space).

scandinavian Living room by Ayuko Studio
Ayuko Studio

Sesja dla JT Grupy

Ayuko Studio

13. Never underestimate the power of wallpaper and how it can add both style and detail to a small space. But rather opt to adorn just one wall with it (a focal wall) if your space is really tiny!

 Walls by tapetenshop.de
tapetenshop.de

Majestic Vliestapete 960061

tapetenshop.de

14. We all know how neutral tones can visually open a small space up. But you can still get your colour fix via bright scatter cushions and other vibrant décor pieces.

15. A modular sofa allows you to create your own combination, so you get exactly what you want. Then you can adapt or add on to what you have if your needs (or space) change.

16. Always have some breathing space between your walls and furniture – it makes the room look more balanced.

17. Be practical with your corners – this chaise longue fits in perfectly!

18. Don’t clutter your floor space with decorations; opt for wall art and floating shelves to bring charm and detail into the room.

19. Geometric shapes do so much more than “look pretty”. Allow lines to visually stretch out your space.

20. Never ever forget how important natural lighting is, especially for a small room.

21. An exposed brick wall brings so much detail to a room that you don’t even have to hang additional wall art, freeing up some more visual space.

industrial Living room by AMlab

22. Let wood add a homey and warm charm to your small living room via furniture pieces and wall claddings.

It’s not just about prettiness, you know… Let’s see 11 ways to tidy up your living room!

What other ideas can you think of to help make a small living room more practical (and stylish)?
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