Consider a Pale Monochromatic Palette
Creating an insanely chic small space is a cinch if you stick to a monochromatic palette as shown in this white living room featured on IKEA Ideas Lab. A few tricks keep this space from feeling cold and stark. Beautiful greenery enlivens the space with color. Natural wood and wicker accents add a dash of cozy, rustic style.
Texture Punches up a Neutral Color Scheme
When square footage is exceptionally tight, make the most of your living room with small-scale furniture as shown in this space by Boston based Jamie Keskin Design. A love seat carves out a cozy spot for two. Two end tables that double as shelving whip up a spot store books. Textural elements like the wicker coffee table and ribbed ceramic lamps punch up the neutral color scheme.
Create a Simply Elegant Statement With Luxurious Accents
You do not need a lot of stuff to make an elegant statement. In this lovely space spotted on the Decoist, furnishings and decorative accents in a mix of luxurious materials and chic colors elevates things. The marble coffee table is an attractive focal point. The green leather pouf and blue velvet side chair offer up eye-catching seatings. A plush Scandinavian inspired rug feels fantastic under bare feet. The starburst mirrors add sparkle without going overboard. The fiddle leaf fig tree, shown on the right brings a touch of nature.
Get Cozy With a Sectional Sofa
A minimalistic, “L” shaped sectional sofa is a great way to maximize seating in a small living room. A pitch-perfect example is shown in this space by Los Angeles based interior designer Haley Weidenbaum. Zero square footage goes to waste with the three-piece nesting coffee set. Not only do they provide extra function when needed but the two smaller tables instantly disappear when tucked under the large one. A leather woven chair is both a stylish and compact touch that does not add visual heft. The potted plants bring balance, beauty, and character.
White Walls and Dark Furniture Work
Dark furnishings add depth to this white, small living room by Havenly, an online interior design service. Gobs of natural light keeps the gray sofa and cognac side chair from weighing the space down. Got high ceilings? A tall fiddle-leaf fig tree, as shown on the left, will contrast beautifully with crisp white walls. The rug on the adds a dose of room warming orange color while unifying the room’s color scheme.
Make a Tiny Living Room Extra Cozy
When square footage is minimal, go for extra cozy small-scale pieces like the plush sofa in this space spotted on Haus Modelle. Colorful nesting side tables work as an expanding coffee table. A tiny bentwood stool from IKEA adds an extra seat.
California Casual Meets Scandinavian Chic
Created this small living room, which is a mash-up of California causal style combined with Scandinavian inspired décor. The pale color palette gives the space it’s tranquil and relaxing vibe. Notice the backward books? Facing the pages out works with the room’s color scheme.
Playing With Scale, Color, and Texture Adds Visual Interest
Here is another example of how playing with scale works in a simply designed small living room. Here the interior designers at Labl Studio based in New York City combine a mini Chesterfield sofa with what appears to be a giant-sized desk lamp. The layered rugs on the floor lend visual texture and bold color. The clear acrylic side table on the left adds function without the visual heft that comes with furniture that is not see through.
Swap the Knickknacks for Beautiful Greenery
Make a small living room that feels stuffed in a tight corner feel more welcoming with these simple decorating tips from this space spotted on Homepolish, a decorating service that matches homeowners with interior designers. The rug on the floor carves out the nook. The window is the central focal point. The sofa below it anchors the area. The gallery wall on the left further defines the space. A small-scale marble coffee table and midcentury side chair bring practical function.