Design tricks for small living rooms

Design tricks for small living rooms

If your living room is small and you are looking for ideas to maximise your space, take inspiration from our clever design tricks to make the smallest of rooms feel perfectly proportioned and to unlock the potential of your compact living room.

The most important tip to help you get started is to find the most suitable pieces and begin to plan a furniture arrangement that will add to the overall look of your space.



Injection of Colour

One of the easiest ways of giving the illusion of space is to inject soft, pastel shades into your design scheme to lift your interior.


Light it up!

Let the sunshine in and embrace the natural light source available to make your room brighter. What’s better than a sunlit room, after all, to create those feels and eliminate shadows that can make an enclosed area feel even smaller.

You can further enhance your living room with a flush light fixture that is close to the ceiling as they add more light without taking up precious floor space.



Save space

Utilise every inch of space in your living room by either getting a sofa built to fit the space which can have useful storage hidden underneath or choose a corner sofa. An angled design will fit neatly in the corner and fill the whole area. It might seem counterproductive to go large, but a sofa that fits the space won’t look oversized.

Your living room seating doesn’t have to be limited to a classic arrangement of sofas and armchairs. Take a look around to see whether there are any unused corners of the room that could accommodate a seat. 



You can find a variety of corner sofas at EZ Living Furniture.


Double up

A mirrored design creates a uniform, harmonious look that feels spacious and cosy at the same time. Invest in two complementary sofas and place them opposite each other so the focus is on the open centre of the room. 



If you like the idea of sofas facing each other but space is just too tight, why not try the same idea with love seats?

Cuddler sofas are Luxurious for one but big enough for two to squeeze on – any excuse for a cuddle.


Live on the edge

If you can’t fit larger furniture in your space, go for a variety of small seating options. Try a minimal low-level and arm-free design– which is less bulky than other chairs and takes up less visual space. 

Tell us…

Let us know what works well for you when maximising space in your living room, either big or small?


- Yvonne Hannon.