Living Room / March 14, 2018 / .
The first thing you should never do if you have a small living room is cram in too much furniture. Instead, choose a sofa that is proportional to the size of the space, and if you are still in need of more seating, use stools. They will take up far less room than bulky armchairs, and can be easily manoeuvred.
Add rich bright accent colours to lift a neutral space. Take your living room from spring to summer by simply changing your accessories. Go for a vivid, rusty orange to bring about a cheery scheme that is sure to keep your smiling all summer long. Choosing a different accent for the finishing touches is an easy way to change the look and feel of the room.
Update a simple country look with a swathe of deep, dramatic blue. The mix of white linens and neutral cushions helps brighten the dark hued colour, thus creating an updated coastal look. If you have a vibrant accent wall, choose furniture in a selection of painted or reclaimed wood. Go for wool or sisal carpeting to warm up the scheme.
Pattern can work as well in small living rooms as it does in large, but it pays to think carefully about where you put it. Wool fabrics are made for cosy country style firesides, but keep tartans, checks, paisleys and florals confined to throws and cushions on sofas and armchairs, leaving walls for plain paint finishes. Add a natural flooring rug to bring the two sides of a room together.