Monday, November 15, 2021

Home Decorating Hacks For Small Living Rooms


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Having a small living room isn't the end of the world. In fact, it can actually be rather cosy and nice to have a small space to relax and chill in. Granted, there are a few issues that crop up when you're trying to decorate this area of your home. Traditionally, living rooms require a fair bit of furniture to make them feel homely. Obviously, if your living area is quite small, you're going to struggle to decorate it conventionally.

Nevertheless, with these home decorating hacks, you'll be able to make your small living room look fantastic without taking up loads of space. 

A multipurpose coffee table

Adding a coffee table to your living room is borderline essential. It helps bring the place together, gives you a base to add extra touches - like flowers and candles - and allows you to host guests without worrying where they'll place their drinks. 

The trick is to get a coffee table that has multiple purposes. For instance, you can get some that double up as foot stools. In essence, the top is a removable tray - and when it's on the stool you have a little coffee table - when you take it off, you have somewhere to put your feet up without needing two items of furniture!

Nesting tables

Similarly, nesting tables are always such a brilliant idea for small living spaces. Here, you have a set of tables that fit under one another and progressively get smaller in size. When tucked away they only take up the space of one table - which could be used as a coffee table, if you wanted. Then, you also have a couple of smaller tables to use as side tables when necessary. 

It's perfect as you don't need to take all the tables out at once, all the time. You pick and choose when they're needed, meaning your living room isn't overloaded with furniture 24/7. 

Use the walls

Clearly, the biggest worry is finding a sofa to fit your living room. It needs to be big enough for everyone to fit on, but it can't be overly big that it takes up too much space. Here, the best hack is to use the walls in your living room to push the sofa up against. 

Why? Because it leaves as much floor space as possible for other things - like tables or a TV unit, etc. Also, it allows you to possibly get a bigger sofa than you thought. For example, you can get a corner sofa up against your wall, offering ample room for the family without imposing on the main room space. 

There are loads of other home decorating hacks for small living spaces, but these three should get you off to a great start. As you can see, it's fairly easy to come up with inventive ideas that let you decorate your small living room without making it feel overly cramped and cluttered. It's all about making the most out of the space you've got.