6 ways to maximise space in a small living room

6 ways to maximise space in a small living room

Your living room is probably the one area in your home that will leave that lasting impression on your guests. So make sure that even with limitations in space, it will be something comfortable and memorable.

Heed these tips to create a small but stylish living room:

1. Avoid crowding the entryway

You'd like guests to have a clear view of the expanse of your space. Huge furniture blocking their way create an impression that there's less room to move around the house. Keep this area clutter-free with just minimal decors.

2. Resist the temptation of pushing all the furniture up against the walls

Keeping furniture pieces like the sofa, TV console, cabinets, and shelves away from the walls can actually give the illusion of greater depth. This, in turn, make the room appear more spacious.

3. Consider your choice of coffee table

What about opting for tiny square tables that you can easily move from one room to another instead of a chunky rectangular table? Or you can also choose one with foldable legs so you can quickly tuck them away when not in use. These alternatives are stylish space-savers.

4. Manager clutter

Because it's usually one of the bigger rooms in the house, the living room can sometimes become the catch basin for a lot of stuff. But it doesn't have to be cluttered. Choose pieces you can display on the shelves, try vertical storage for some, and use the others as decors.

5. Opt for double-duty furniture pieces

When you have limited square footage, it's best to choose items that can take on not just one, but two roles in your home. Take these as examples: a bookshelf that acts as a room divider, a sofa that can be turned into a bed, an ottoman that can serve as a coffee table.

6. Go for pendant or wall lighting

Because every square metre is essential, save precious floor space when you hang your lights instead of parking a floor lamp beside your sofa.

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