If you have a small living room, you may be struggling with how to arrange it. Before you buy furniture for this space, make sure to take measurements so you can get an idea of what kind of space you’ll be dealing with. If you’re short on space, here are a few ways to make the most out of your room.
How to Arrange a Small Living Room:
Pick Smaller Pieces
Larger sofas and sectionals may take up your entire room if they’re not selected properly. Instead of a sofa, opt for a loveseat. You can still have an ottoman, but make sure it’s smaller, like the England Furniture
Hollie Storage Ottoman 2F081LH (pictured). This small square ottoman is perfect for small rooms and apartments, yet it still completes the look.
Find Built-In Storage
Shelving in smaller spaces may make a room look smaller, so try using appealing storage bins or baskets to make the look neater. Furniture with built-in storage can help decrease how overwhelmed a space may become with clutter. The Hollie Storage Ottoman also has storage, making it the perfect place to hide blankets away.
Adding mirrors opposite to windows or doorways into other rooms can help make the room appear more spacious. Mirrors that reflect an open area can be really effective in creating the illusion that there’s more space than there actually is.
Before placing furniture, try mapping out the room with blue tape–imagine what it’ll feel like with those places filled in. This can save you some time and energy when redecorating.