For many residents of studio apartments and small homes, the question isn't just how to make the living room furniture layout work; it's how to make it all work while still leaving room to breathe. A living room is often the heart of a home, but choosing and arranging furniture can feel like an impossible math problem when it's cramped and narrow. The good news is that you can have a small living room that does everything while still feeling spacious.
Place Mirrors to Create the Illusion of Space
Tiny, often-overlooked spaces offer a plethora of creative possibilities. The best place to begin is with decorative mirrors to create the illusion of more space. Mirrors, when strategically placed, can make a cramped space feel more open and airy. Choose multiple mirrors to reflect all of the light in the living room for a dramatic effect.
All the better if you hang a large or multiple piece on the wall opposite your largest window — the mirror will reflect the most light and add depth all at once. If you have a small living room with no windows, try placing a tall mirror behind the furniture to give the illusion of another room opening up beyond.
Light-Weight Curtains can Help Enhance the Light
Curtains have the ability to completely transform a room by infusing it with color, pattern, and a sense of comfort. Consider function before style when looking for the perfect curtain for a small living room.
If yours are bulky and in darker colors, consider replacing them with the lighter fabric to let more light into the room. To let in a lot of natural light and brighten up a room, choose white or pale colors.