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Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

Updated on September 10, 2014

Decorating a small living room doesn't have to be a big problem. I have dealt with a small living room before, believe me. But I eventually figured out what pieces of furniture and decor works well in a small living room and which pieces don't. Enjoy!

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Stylish Loveseats

Loveseat by Ashley Furniture
Loveseat by Ashley Furniture

To make a living room appear larger you need to open up floor space. The fewer the pieces of furniture and decor, the better. Opt out a large sofa and replace it with a stylish loveseat.


White Futons

A futon is another great alternative to a large sofa. They can also be used as an extra guest bed. Futons come in many sizes.Choose one that is not too large for your living room. Light colors, such as white, can help brighten up the space while adding a modern touch to your living room.

Armless Chairs

Skyline Furniture Mid Century Modern Chair in Zig Zag Turquoise
Skyline Furniture Mid Century Modern Chair in Zig Zag Turquoise

Need something to pair up with a loveseat? No problem. An accent chair will look great next to your favorite loveseat. But not just any accent chair. Choosing one that is armless can definitely help open up some space and make it easier for you to move around in.


Glass Furniture

Go for glass furniture if you can't live without a coffee table set. Shhh....choosing glass furniture for your living room can give the illusion of more open floor space since you can see right through the furniture.

Wall Mounted Audio/Video Console

Black 58" Wide Wall Mounted AV Console - Series 9 Designer Collection
Black 58" Wide Wall Mounted AV Console - Series 9 Designer Collection

Instead of a television stand or huge entertainment center, choose a wall mount for your television and video equipment instead. A wall mount can help open up space for more furniture that you may need in your living room.


Ottomans With Storage

Baxton Studio Siskal Modern Cube Ottoman, White, Set of 2,BH-5589-WHITE-OTTO-2PC
Baxton Studio Siskal Modern Cube Ottoman, White, Set of 2,BH-5589-WHITE-OTTO-2PC

Ottomans can replace coffee tables and side tables. They can also be used as extra seating without taking up a lot of space. Don't forget to choose one with storage. It is a great way of hiding unnecessary clutter in your living room.


Do you have a small living room? - Did you find any of these tips helpful? Thanks for stopping by!

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      Gloria Freeman 

      4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I live in a small house with small rooms. I use most of these ideas. Great style.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      Awesome decorating ideas for a small living room!

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      Vicki Green 

      6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Great ideas for furnishing a small living room.


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