Savvy furniture choices, smart storage, and clever arrangements can help a small living room live large.
When decorating and outfitting a small living room, pay attention to the type and scale of furniture, consider the way color can impact how large or small a room feels and incorporate plenty of storage. Real estate agents always say that “less is more” when it comes to the furniture you keep in your house while it’s on the market—but interior design principles suggest the same is true when you’re staying put, too. Here’s how to play up your existing assets to make a small living space feel more spacious.
Space-Saver: Visually fade the perimeter.
To make the walls appear to fade into the background, paint the walls, trim and ceiling the same (or very similar) white and choose sheer curtains that match.