“Cozy” is always the keyword for “cramped” space, but in this case, leaning into what makes a room feel genuinely cozy — as in, an enveloping cocoon from the craziness that is the real world — can be totally soothing. Keep seating close together and intimate, and choose a plush, soft rug. Don’t you want to just curl up and relax?
Hammock chairs are super trendy right now, but they’re also a life saver in a small living room. You can add seating without taking up a ton of floor space, like you would with a traditional armchair.
Keep walls and floors all white to brighten up the space. A gallery wall with wide-matted art and white frames blends in with the wall, so the effect is eye-catching — yet not a bit cluttered. That way you can make a colorful piece of furniture the focal point of the room, so it’s not like the walls are closing in on you.
Light curtains and shade help maximize the light in a small living room. It’s even better if you can match them to your wall color.
Choosing a larger rug — even in a — is a trick that makes a room feel bigger. Unlike smaller rugs, the large size doesn’t visually break up the floor.
Acreates the visual effect of higher ceilings. Just add pillows to make it more comfortable for lounging