5 Tips to Make a Small Living Room Look Bigger
La-Z-Boy Southeast | May 10, 2019
Are you looking for a few easy tips to make a small living room look bigger?
At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, our interior designers can help you open up your space and make it appear much larger.
In this article and video, we will share five tips to make a small living room look bigger.
1) Get a Good Paint Job
Adjusting the paint color is our first tip when it comes to making your room appear bigger.
We always recommend lighter colors because they naturally reflect light and will make your room appear much larger.
On the other hand, dark paint colors will absorb light and cause your living room to feel smaller than it actually is.
2) Invest in Primary & Multi-Functional Pieces
Your primary furniture consists of large pieces like sofas, ottomans, and entertainment consoles.
Selecting furniture with multiple uses or functions will help you utilize your space more efficiently.
For example, investing in an ottoman instead of a coffee table will add extra seating when you have guests over.
If you prefer a coffee table, then we recommend a multi-functional piece like the Hammary Leone Nesting Table pictured below.
This will give you extra table space when you need it, and save room when you don’t.
3) Find Your Focal Point
Our third tip is to find the focal point and improve the natural flow of your living room.
The focal point could be your fireplace, television, or a large piece of art you love.
Once you find your focal point, you’ll need to rearrange your furniture so everything revolves around the focal point.
This will improve the flow of the space and help your guests seamlessly move from room to room.
4) Utilize Accessories
This is one of the most important parts of making your living room look bigger.
You would think accessories would fill up your room and cause it to appear smaller. However, utilizing accessories makes your space look complete instead of empty.
Mirrors are one of the best accessories because they reflect light and look visually appealing.
5) Keep It Simple
The more pieces of furniture you have in your living room, the more cluttered it will feel.
We also suggest avoiding busy patterns or bright colors when picking your fabrics because they can overwhelm small spaces.
Keeping it clean, crisp, and simple will open up your room and allow it to breathe.
Check Out These Additional Resources
We hope these five tips will help you make your small living room look bigger.
If you’d like more help, you can work with one of our awesome degreed interior designers for free at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor.
Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:
- 8 Best Furniture Stores with Free Design Services
- La-Z-Boy Free Design Service: Reviews & Testimonials
- 5 Reasons You Should Work with a La-Z-Boy Interior Designer
We’d be happy to answer all of your questions about making your room look bigger at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.