How to Decorate a Small Living Room: Complete Guide

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How to Decorate a Small Living Room: Complete Guide

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Set up a small living room

You’ve tried moving the table, moving the sofa to a corner, replacing the TV cabinet, but nothing has happened… right? Your living room still seems too small to accommodate your favorite furniture and provide a functional space.

Nevertheless, it is Setting up a small living room possible. However, arranging a small living room is by no means easy and requires detailed planning to make it beautiful, comfortable and functional. Follow our advice and ideas for decorating a small living room and transform the living area into your favorite part of the house!

Choosing space-saving furniture to decorate a small living room

Let’s meet Step by step on how to decorate a small living room. The first thing you need to do is divide the space as much as possible and try to understand what result you want to achieve. Buying furniture for your living room without having a clear idea of ​​​​what style you want to give the room only means filling it in a chaotic and completely dysfunctional way.

Since the living room is one of the most inhabited areas of the house, let’s find out together which space-saving furniture is best suited to furnish a small living room without sacrificing style and comfort.

Which table to put in a small living room?

A dining table in the living room is a really classy touch. However, when space is limited, the choice is not only a question of taste, but one should also take into account the characteristics of each model.

For a small living room is one round, extendable dining table is really the best choice. Since it has no edges, it takes up less space than a rectangular or square model with the same table top surface. In addition, when not in use, the table can be placed in a corner of the room to free up space.

Our round table Emma is also Extendable and measures in only 120 cm when closedso that 4 people can sit comfortably at the table. If you need more space at the table for your guests, you can open it up up to 140 cm long open to accommodate 6 persons to offer. The Emma round table is equipped with a practical extension bracket that allows you to store it directly under the table top when not in use; This really is a fantastic space saving solution.
In addition, it is available in numerous finishes, perfect for giving your living room a classic or modern style, as well as a warm and welcoming tone typical of the rustic style.

A round table not only takes up less space, but also eliminates the obstacles caused by the table edges when sitting. This means you get a solution that is not only space-saving but also functional to use.

Round extendable dining table for small living room
Round extendable table Emma, ​​​​Rustic oak with crossed black legs

How to choose a sideboard for a small living room

The sideboard is a piece of furniture that usually contains plates, glasses, cutlery and everything needed to set the table. For this reason it is usually placed near the dining table.

Usually it is a piece of furniture with large dimensions, which is intended to contain all the dishes and can often be more than 2 meters long. To a Set up a small living room with a sideboardchoose a model that has functional dimensions compared to the surrounding space!

A low sideboard is certainly less bulky than a tall model and is more suitable for a small living room. Among other things, it offers a support surface for plants, ornaments, paintings and other decorative elements.
Our Emma sideboard is 168 cm long, 76 cm high and equipped with 4 wing doors. Due to its small size, support surface and considerable capacity, it is also perfect for furnishing a small living room!

However, keep in mind that the door requires some space to open. If your sideboard is too close to another piece of furniture, the hinged doors could be annoying. Then choose one Sideboard model with sliding doorsto truly optimize every inch of your small living room!

Emma 4-door sideboard with white legs, rustic oak ( & doucesweethome)
sideboard emma living room
Emma 4-door sideboard with black legs, black concrete (foreverhome_no1) & Emma buffet sideboard 4 doors, ​​with white legs, oak (happy_petit_family)

How to choose a TV cabinet for a small living room

There are different types of TV stands on the market, with sizes and shapes that best suit your needs. To a equip a small living room with a TV cabinetfirst keep in mind that when sitting on the sofa, the height of your eyes should be about half the height of the TV screen.

There are various solutions, such as one low TV cabinet, which is equipped with doors and shelves where you can store your devices and hide them from view. The Rachele TV cabinet is 150 cm long and 42 cm wide, ideal dimensions even for a small living room. It has two open compartments and two compartments closed by doors. It is also equipped with two cable guides to keep the cables tidy and avoid annoying cable tangles.

If you prefer a minimalist design, the TV cabinet evolution exactly the right thing for you. In 3 different sizes Configurable, it really adapts to any room and is also available in the version with Configurable with wireless smartphone charger. The Evolution TV cabinet is also available in a hanging version. In fact, you can with this hanging TV cabinet Evolution prevent the bulkiness of the legs, making it easier to clean the environment and brightening the design of the room, making it appear clearer and airier.

Read ours complete guide to choose the perfect TV cabinet and furnish your living room with style!

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Partition bookcase for a small living room

In apartments with limited surroundings, one is confronted with insufficient delimitation of rooms and their functions, for example, the kitchen and living room could not be visually clearly defined spaces.

One way to divide rooms is this Use of different floor coverings: Tiles for the kitchen and parquet for the living room. Or can different wall colors can be useddepending on which area of ​​the house you are in.

Both are effective solutions, but replacing flooring is certainly not an immediately viable solution.
A third way to divide rooms and differentiate your small living room from the rest of the house is this Using a bookshelf as a divider.
The Iacopo bookcase is in 6 different sizes Available in the version with open compartments or with closed compartments. The Iacopo bookcase is double-sided and fits in any type of living room, even the smallest.

Partition bookcase for a small living room
Bookcase S Iacopo (160.8 x 158.2 cm), dark walnut

Hanging furniture for a small living room

Another space-saving furnishing solution that is ideal for furnishing a small living room are hanging living room furniture.

Wall mounted furniture allows you to make the most of the space on the walls of your living room and make the environment not only brighter but also incredibly functional.
We have Wall cabinets with doors designed to keep your small living room always tidy, or without doors so that your photos and decorations are clearly visible.

Another solution to make use of the space on the walls are shelves which you can arrange as you wish to create walls of shelves or personalized compositions in your living room.

Find out in our special article everything you need to know about shelves and furnish your living room with our advice.

small living room shelves
Evolution Extra Large TV Shelf 180 x 40 with Wireless Charger, Ash, White & Angelica Shelves, Ash, Black

How to decorate an empty wall in the living room

If there is an empty wall in your living room that you want to decorate or furnish, there are many solutions, from paintings to wallpaper to inserting a bookcase.

The best way to furnish a blank wall in a small living room while optimizing space is to have a equipped wall with hanging furniture to accomplish.

We have different solutions for equipped walls designed to combine functionality with design. The hanging TV furniture is equipped with closed compartments with doors or drawers and allows you to always keep your living room tidy. Wall cabinets, on the other hand, allow you to create personalized compositions on your wall, creating a truly unique and functional space.

Discover ours Collections of equipped living room walls which are designed for both large and smaller spaces.

Wall unit for clients living room
Configuration 8 living room wall Iacopo, Rustic Oak

Set up a small living room with a sofa and table

The table and sofa are just furnishing elements that can be found in most living rooms. We have seen that one round table is the best model for furnishing a small living room, but what is the best solution for the sofa?

If space is limited, you should avoid bulky sofas and prefer more compact models. A Two-seater sofa is the ideal solution for a small living room: it takes up little space and still offers comfortable seating.
A minimalist and not too bulky design helps keep our small living room visually tidy and doesn’t seem overly “crowded”.

How to put the sofa in the living room

In a small living room, in addition to the model of the sofa, it is important to choose its location carefully so that it does not take up too much space.

You can do that Place the sofa against a wall to free up space, or push it into a corner if your sofa has a peninsula.

Complete your living room decor with one coffee table which you can place in front of the sofa so that you always have the TV remote control or a snack at hand.

coffee table small living room
Angelica coffee table, rustic oak (elli_nordic_home) & Emma coffee table, oak (interieur_huisjekant)

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