It can be seemingly impossible to furnish a small living room in an apartment, condo, or small home. You want all the comfort and amenities, but you also want to avoid a crowded, cluttered look. That’s where we can help. We have been working with families in the Charleston, Hollywood, Goose Creek, Harleyville, Cottageville, Hanahan, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Kiawah Island, Folly Island, Sullivan Island, James Island, Isle of Palm, North Charleston, West Ashley, and Johns Island, SC area for decades, and we have experience with living rooms of all sizes. Here are a few tips we’ve learned over the years!

Choose the right colors

This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but in general, a room will appear larger if lighter colors are

used on the walls and floors. Try painting the walls beige, off-white, or light gray. These

neutral tones will help reflect light to make small spaces feel bright and open. Then use

accent pieces like throw pillows, wall art, and area rugs to incorporate your favorite

colors and patterns!

Utilize the height of the room

Homeowners often make the mistake of neglecting the top half of the room when

designing a small living room. Large pieces of statement artwork or groups of shelves

that extend towards the ceiling can help draw the eyesight up. A statement chandelier or

mounted sconces can achieve the same effect in addition to adding functional lighting to

the room!

Select the right seating

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, sometimes large pieces of furniture can be the

perfect solution to a small living room. Rather than trying to squeeze in a sofa, loveseat,

and chair, one sectional can provide adequate seating and take up less space. Make

sure to take measurements of your living room so that you can get a sectional that fits

perfectly. For small rooms, we recommend angled sectionals or chaise sectionals. A

chaise sectional is a great option if one side of the sectional will be exposed to a

different room rather than a wall because it won’t cut off the line-of-sight between the

two rooms. Sectionals with exposed legs (rather than a skirt) will help prevent the room

from feeling crowded. Also, poufs and stools can provide additional seating when

needed.

Incorporate furniture with hidden storage

Another great way to make the most of a small space is to include furniture with storage

capabilities. A storage ottoman is a very versatile piece because it can work as a footrest,

coffee table, and storage chest. If you are worried about impeding the flow of the room,

look for a round ottoman that will provide more room to navigate around. An

entertainment console or TV stand can also provide extra storage with shelves and

drawers. If you have room for side tables, look for ones with small drawers for hiding

remotes, pens, and other small items.

 

Even the smallest living rooms can be big on style and comfort, you just need the right

furniture and accessories. Visit Infinger Furniture for help finding the perfect piece for

your home. We offer a large selection of sectionals, ottomans, tables, tv stands, and

everything else you need to complete your look!