Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

As real estate prices get higher and higher, more people are gravitating towards smaller spaces to call home. Most layouts in high rise living is one big open floor plan connecting to the kitchen, but how do you separate the rooms to make each space their own? So, In this post I'm going to give you some decorating ideas for small living rooms. Keep reading if you want to see how to make a small living room something that is functional, comfortable, well designed and great to look at.

small living room decorating ideas

In order to begin this process you have to determine what you would like your living room to feel and look like. You can't just throw things in there to make due, that's just a waste of money! because at the end of the day you will not be happy with how your living room looks and feel.

First step:

How are you going to use your small living room? Are you going to have friends over all the time? Do you not want people over and make your area something simple just for you? Once you've determined this, it is safe to begin the journey! HAHAHAHAH!

Small Living Room Decorating Idea #1:

Invest in a sofa! More than likely you're going to live in your space for a good amount of time, so put your money into something that you will like for a while. Do not think of your furniture as something you will get rid of because you want to start all over again when you buy a home. That mindset isn't realistic because if and when you do buy a home, are you going to purchase furniture all at once? Probably not. I predict what will happen is that you will take your existing furniture into your newly purchased home until you have a brand new budget to get that home in order. If I'm way wrong, then comment below. I guarantee you that investing now in your furniture selection will save you money in the long run.

Don't be afraid of the sofa size, if you want a sectional or a comfortable fluffy sofa then get one. However, be careful because that really should be your biggest real estate in your living room area. The good news is that there are sectionals on the market that break apart. This creates extra seating for guests and will separate the space to look even bigger. Create that illusion!

Restoration Hardware has some good ones as well as Crate and Barrel.