How to style a small living room

Make a small living room feel even bigger with just a few clever styling tricks! From playing with colour to choosing clever furniture, here are our top tips to decorate a small living room that creates more space, instantly. 

Best Small Living Room Ideas

Pick multi-purpose furniture

We love to see how our customers style their ScS purchases whenever they tag #myscshome on Instagram, especially when we spot a footstool cleverly dressed as a coffee table!

Save space on having both, and make your footstool the room’s focal point with some unique objects and well-placed fancy candles.  

Pair similar colours

For a drastic makeover, match your walls to the floor. With no obvious walls to create a boundary line, it can make a room feel never-ending. Similarly, pair light tones together from wall to floor to make a room feel brighter and more spacious. 

Open up more space and choose a multi-purpose footstool with built-in storage to tuck away any clutter.

Let in the light

Work with windows and maximize on any natural light to brighten up the room. Swap out darker, heavier curtains for sheer with some blinds to provide privacy, or take out the drapes altogether to let the sun in for an open and airy feel.  

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Add Mirrors

A mirror will reflect both light and the room to make the space appear double the size. 

Place a mirror nearby an available window to reflect the outside world and bring a sense of open space indoors.  

Full-length mirrors and reflective surfaces all do the trick – think mirrored cabinets and coffee tables. 

ο»ΏNo matter how small the room, there are always some nifty styling tricks on hand to help open it up.

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