5 Secrets to Decorating a Small Living Room

5 Secrets to Decorating a Small Living Room

Decorating in a place with a tiny family room can be a bit of a challenge. After all, every square foot is precious when you don’t have a lot of floor space to work with. However, with some smart choices, even the humblest living room can be made into a breathtaking space.   1- Purchase dual purpose pieces Living in a small space means that your pieces need to pull double duty. Specifically, any ottomans, coffee tables, or desks in your living room should double as storage pieces.     2- Pick appropriately sized furniture While that oversized sectional may look great in the store, it is going to overpower your space. The end result will be a living room that looks crowded and small. Instead, buy appropriately sized living room furniture that flows in your space.     3- Don’t be afraid of wooden furniture Lately, living rooms have trended toward exclusive use of upholstered pieces. Wooden furniture, however, takes up a smaller footprint than padded counterparts. For example, a pair of wooden chairs provide much needed seating without taking up too much space. Additionally, you’ll only have to change out the cushions to re-vamp your look.   4- Keep contrasting colours to a minimum While you do want a variety of shades in your room, try to keep a cohesive theme throughout the living room. Otherwise, the space is going to look busy and crowded. To play it safe, only pick one contrasting colour and use it sparingly.     5- Think about a wall mounted entertainment centre Sure, TV stands look great. However, your small living...