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Decorating a small living room

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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To furnish a small living room, the trick is organization and order! You want to save space and also make the room feel larger through simple decorative means. The living room is the most important room of the home, so whether it is small or large, its decoration requires special attention. Ask yourself first what you use your living room for and this will help you choose your furniture. Is it a place to relax where you relax or a place of work? Think about what look you want, and check out our tips for furnishing a small living room.

Store and display

 Living room by SILVERA



For a well-organised and friendly living room, you must have good storage solutions. This collection of furniture allows you to have your decorative items on display. These storage solutions allow you to save space, a very important goal in a small room.

Impressive carpentry

 Bedroom by Atelier UOA
Atelier UOA


Atelier UOA

In this photo we see that it is possible to design and furnish a small living room to make it a warm and friendly space. The carpentry work here has completely transformed the look of this studio. Birch plywood has been used to make pullout beds, cabinets and cupboards in a very effective manner. The use of light colours helps to enlarge the space and make it brighter.

Multifunctional furniture

To furnish a small living room and save every bit of space, try using hybrid, multifunctional furniture like the piece we see here. This side table, made of polished copper and solid oak, also contains a lamp and is perfect for a small living room. The design is rooted in modernity, yet it has a old world charm due to the copper bell, which was inspired by old candle extinguishers.

Small studio

How to organize space in a 28m² studio? Here we see one stylish solution. To allow considerable light, the architect decided to connect the living spaces with a smoky window between the bedroom and the lounge. How did she manage to make the space seem larger? By working with similar materials and simple furniture, she created a harmonious, open space.

High cabinets

 Living room by Atelier RnB
Atelier RnB

Le coin salon

Atelier RnB

This small seating area is located in a renovated apartment of 37m². As we can see in the photo, the designers cleverly added a large amount of storage space by installing high cabinets along the wall. The translucent cupboard doors keep the space full of light while masking the clutter behind.

Fresh and bright

 Living room by Natalie Brun d'Arre
Natalie Brun d'Arre

Séjour ouvert sur l'extension

Natalie Brun d'Arre

By playing with the details, the colours and the use of light, the designer here offers a modern, fresh and bright living room. The bold fuchsia colour palate used for the carpet, tables and chair create a harmonious whole. The wooden floor and trunk affixed to the wall bring warmth into the room. In addition, the abundance of green plants adds life and cheerfulness, qualities that are essential to each and every living room.

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