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The living room is a space in your home where you can sit back and unwind after a long day. It is where you talk with your family or friends on the weekends and make memories. A cramped place, however, may get in the way of your relaxation. When you feel like a sardine in your own home, it’s almost impossible to feel comfortable. Although you won’t be able to change the size of your living room without some renovations, it’s possible to trick the eye into making the area look more spacious. If you want to make your living room cozy and aesthetically pleasing, consider using these small living room ideas.
Small Living Room Furniture Ideas
When it comes to furnishing a small living room, you may have to get creative. Small living room furniture needs to be useful and effective. There isn’t extra room to have furniture you don’t use. So, each piece needs to serve and fulfill its purpose well. Keep this, as well as the other small living room furniture ideas below in mind.
Opt for Neutral Colors
Use neutral colors in every part of your living room — the ceiling, the floor, the walls, and even the upholstery of your furniture. A palette of beiges or off-whites will enlarge the area by making it look like they’re pushing back the walls. On top of expanding the space, neutral colors create a calming atmosphere and create instant sophistication.
Attract the Eye Upward
A room has both a horizontal and a vertical dimension. If the ceiling of your living room is high, maximize that vertical space by decorating the area in a way that draws the eye upward. One can achieve this goal by installing floor-to-ceiling drapes. You can also use furniture such as a tall bookcase like our Carolina Bookcase, shown below.
Alternatively, you could put up small to medium-sized artwork to fill that space. This approach makes the area feel bigger than usual as it encourages the eyes to wander beyond the eye-level horizontal space.
Use Furniture with a Lightweight Appearance
When you’re in the market for furniture, take visual weight into account. This term refers to the perceived heaviness of an object based on design, size, and color. Choose pieces with a lightweight appearance since heavier-looking ones could constrict a space. Wood is a great material that provides a lightweight and natural look.
Get Furniture with Open Bases
Another way to make your space feel larger is to get furniture with open bases. A good example of this is our Brookside Coffee Table, shown below. Furniture with an open structure helps draw the eye to the walls of the room and takes up less space visually. On the other hand, furniture with closed bases will block off the space and will make the living room feel smaller.
Use a Custom Furniture Company
Another tip we have is to use a custom furniture company for your small living room furniture. When you can customize your furniture, you can choose the exact dimensions of your pieces. So, you can choose your furniture item, and ask the furniture store to make it smaller. Then, you will have great furniture that suits your small living room perfectly.
At our furniture store, we make our pieces according to the needs of our customers, and at the highest quality. Our full-size wood furniture can be designed to suit a small apartment, to a spacious house. Additionally, we stain and paint the pieces according to our customer’s preferences. So, we can make them a lighter stain to open up the living room even more. Or, we can paint the furniture in a light color such as creme or beige.
Buying Furniture For Your Small Living Room
If you’re looking for living room furniture in Kansas City that’s customizable, turn to Unruh Furniture. We’ll guide you with the customization and present you with all the possible options. Moreover, you have free reign over the details of your furniture piece. Whether you want the color to be neutral or the furniture piece to have a lightweight appearance, we’re here to make your visions come to life.
Take a look at our Living Room Collection today to see our options. For every piece we offer, we allow our customers to customize each piece. This way, you can make sure the furniture items fit your small living room perfectly. Our team would enjoy building your custom living room furniture for you. You can order your piece in just a few steps, making the whole process stress-free. So, get started today!