Dos and Don’ts of Furnishing a Small Room

Decorating up a small living room can be challenging. Every family member has their input to share on how to decorate a small living room. However, discerning what will work for your home and how you can adapt it can be made easy. Start with these dos and don'ts to make the most of your small living rooms.


 Design Around your Needs - Every small room has distinct properties. When outfitting this space, focus on the attributes and which items will be necessary. We suggest you list your needs, from the best quality sofa to your home decor items and room paint. Creating a checklist will help give your living room a definite theme.

 Use multifunctional furniture
There are many ways to make your small living room feel bigger. Invest in a wooden sofa set with lifted legs to see more of the floor. If there is little room for a side table, place a narrow console behind the sofa to serve as a display shelf. You can check out MoltyHome for some classic sofa bed designs with high-quality seating.

 Use Solid Colors
The living room is where you entertain guests and loved ones. The family sits down to spend quality time and catch up with friends. Thus, the space should be light, warm, and inviting. One of the easiest ways to instill a soft feel is to opt for neutral shades. You can take inspiration from our Instagram gallery for home decor ideas for your small living room.


 Push All the Furniture Against the Wall
The go-to furniture floor plan is to push all the furniture against the wall leaving an open space in the middle, hoping that it will make the room feel larger. However, arranging furniture a little away from the walls can have more impact as it creates an illusion of great depth and more space, making group conversations easier.

 Go Overboard with Decor
There is no doubt that decor accessories help set the tone of an area. But going overboard with them can give the room a cluttered and busy feel that you are trying to avoid. Here are some tips that you may follow when choosing and placing your decor.

  • Make sure your rug is big enough for all furniture pieces to fit in.
  • Do not go overboard with cushions. They should be enough for a person to sit comfortably.
  • Patterns bring life to the space but do not use more than three, or the room will appear messy.
  • When hanging wall art, make sure that it's at eye level.
  • Choose only a few pieces of decor that enhance and complete the room's look.
  • Make sure to invest in a mirror.

At last, consider having a mix of overhead, ceiling, and task lights. The best one for your living rooms can be a combination of floor lamps and ambient lights for a clean finish. If the budget allows, invest in dimmer switches to control the temperature and mood of the room.

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