By Richard Villalon. Living Room. Published at Saturday, January 12th, 2019 - 08:16:18 AM.
Don’t forget about the mid-sized living room decorating ideas, like rugs and curtains, which can double as functional and decorative when done right. Lighting is also an important feature to consider when decorating a Small living room. Do you have the ability to do overhead lighting, or will you need to use table and floor lamps? Either one can be design features in themselves, as well as putting the spotlight on other decor you want to showcase. In your living room design, position lighting in accordance to any art you want to illuminate, and remember to have a well lit spot for reading-related activities. You can also change the light of the space by the paint color you choose; a room with little natural lighting will benefit from a light and airy color, while one with plenty of sunlight may have more leniency in color choice.
Skip the toss pillows. If needed, use a couple of unembellished ones and forget the fringe, lace and flounces. Put away the coffee and end tables also. You can consider the Parsons Styles, simple cubes of wood, laminate and clear acrylic or glass-topped and stone-topped metal tables.
What should dictate my Small living room design? Living rooms were originally intended to act as sophisticated settings for hosting and entertaining, while family rooms were used for more casual, everyday activities, like lounging, playing or watching TV. However, many homes today will only have one larger room that acts as both an entertainment and primary living space. If yours is the former, you’ll likely be utilizing it as a sitting room to have drinks and good conversation with guests, without distractions like television. As often shown in living room photos, a bar cart, formal furniture and an eye-catching focal point, such as a sophisticated fireplace and mantel, will help achieve this look and feel. On the other hand, if it is your primary living space it should see more daily use, often functioning as a TV room, complete with sofa sectional, media console and gaming spot (that cleans up nicely for guests, of course!). In the end, think about your needs when considering different Small living room ideas; after all, a family with small children will likely need a playroom more than a formal sitting room.
Spare the floor coverings and wall treatments. A simple area rug on a hard-surface floor would just be perfect. Paint the walls in one color. Choose a soothing neutral color to get a minimalist look.