Mini Living Rooms of Grandeur

Gorgeous Small Living Room

Who Said Small Can’t Be Gorgeous?

These living rooms might be small in size – but they’re big on style!

Here are some quick tips for turning your small living room into a designer’s dream.

TIP #1: Install Smart Lighting

Choose lighting that can be attached to the walls or hung from above to save room on floor space like in this room designed by Tamsin Johnson Interiors. Swing-arm sconces also free up space on the floor and bring dimension to the walls, an ideal situation for small living rooms.

TIP #2: DIY Barn Door

City apartment dwellings give “small” a whole new meaning. But designer Shari Francis has plenty of tricks up her sleeve to outsmart limiting floorplans. Tip number one: Separate an alcoved bedroom from an adjoining living room with a sliding barn door to enhance privacy and give yourself dedicated spaces for different activities (it’s a relatively DIY project and there are plenty of cool, affordable options on Etsy, like this one). Tip number two: A smaller sofa is better than a bulky one that takes up the entire room, and one armchair is better than two if it means keeping a pathway clear—plus, asymmetry is chic.

Credit for these two tips goes to House Beautiful. The complete article can be found on the House Beautiful website. Click here to read the rest of their spot-on designer tips! 

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