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9 ways to beautify a small living room

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Small living rooms don't have to make you feel closed in, especially if you are thinking of using the aesthetic furniture to beautify your living space. 

With the right approach, you can decorate your living room and create more space by following a few simple design ideas. Choose the right objects to feature and you will create a space which is clutter-free, inspirational and vivid. From choosing the right lighting, color to style, it is amazing what you can do to make your living room appealing without encroaching on floor space. 

Let's take a look at 9 easy ways to beautify a small living room…

1. Color emphasis

This living room is a perfect example of the way in which you can use certain colors to enhance the effect of furniture and create unity between the objects. The pink hues in this living room are delicate and balanced.

2. Use furniture to decorate

eclectic Living room by Els Home
Els Home

Living

Els Home

You don't have to have a big living room to fully take advantage of decorating with color. Even small spaces benefit from experimenting with different hues and textures to create a sense of splendor and size. 

3. Make your lighting the centerpiece

modern Living room by MOHD - Mollura Home and Design
MOHD—Mollura Home and Design

Random Light—Suspension Lamp—Moooi

MOHD - Mollura Home and Design

This simple light which hangs above the main area of the living room creates focus and effect. Choose lighting that is transparent and light-weight to create a sense of luminosity and space. 

4. Make an artwork wall

Create a sense of intrigue and adventure by dedicating a wall to artwork. This doesn't mean installing a single artwork—perhaps you might like to utilize a whole wall just for that purpose. 

5. Choose interesting backdrops

By choosing to either paint a feature wall or use a backdrop such as this perspective-shifting feature, you are redirecting the focus and making the room appealing and original. 

6. Give it a theme

This classically designed living room has a theme guiding it. The luxurious color scheme of soothing black and the various sources of light give it an immaculate finish. The furnishings are unified by style and color which makes any small living space feel grand. 

7. Create space illusion with mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to make a room feel bigger than it is. But instead of using large ones which reflect clutter, why not pepper your living room with several differently shaped mirrors which not only create a sense of extended space, but also look amazing. 

8. Install a fireplace

Fireplaces are known to create a romantic and cozy ambiance so if you have the resources to install a real one or an artificial one, you can immediately transform a small living space and make the fireplace the focus.

9. Create contrast

Floor-to-ceiling bookcases can appear cluttered if they blend into the room they are in. By painting the bookcase a different shade of color, it immediately feels like you have created an alternative space in which to dwell. 

If you enjoyed this article, you'll love: 11 clever ways to make your bedroom look bigger!

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