A small living room can be an interior challenge, but considerate details, clever solutions, and a touch of an optical illusion transform even a limited space into a comfortable and relaxed area.
When it comes to a small living room, paying attention to the dimensions of the furniture is essential. To save some space and avoid a heavy impression, the bulky and large items can be forgotten. Slender legs of the sofas, tables, and chairs allow the light to travel in the room. Designed by Anderssen & Voll, the elegant Oslo sofa fits perfectly into a narrow space and its slim aluminum legs create a lightweight and airy appearance without compromises in comfort.
Playing with light colors
The small living space can be expanded with a light and calm color palette. Despite this, the decoration doesn’t have to be boring or unimaginative: an interesting style is born with charming details, materials, and textures. Made of wool, the Sera Helsinki's Laine rug creates a sense of coherence between the furniture in a room and gives the space a personal and soothing feel. The asymmetric edge and the light fringes emphasize the relaxed and playful spirit.
Clever use of space
Stackable items, nesting furniture, and movable products bring flexibility and versatility to the room. Ferm Living's minimalist and compact Cluster table set offers three levels of a landing space. Depending on your needs, the tables can be nested together, set in a group, or placed individually wherever the side table is needed.
Let it glow
Great lighting is the basis of comfortable space and worth paying attention to. The atmosphere can be adjusted as desired with various luminaires: from bright general light to a more hazy glow. Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the AJ floor lamp is a timeless design classic that creates a soft light in the room. Due to its lightweight design, the lamp is easy to move around, and the color options guarantee a unique look.
Optimize the wall space
When there isn't much floor space to spare, take advantage of the wall! Shelves and storage systems hide easily the goods without stealing the living area. With the Stacked shelving modules, you build a personalized and adaptable solution. Besides affixing them on the wall, the shelving modules can be piled freely on the floor or a podium, making them easy to move whenever you wish for a change.
Versatility is the key when it comes to a small space. When one piece of furniture can carry multiple roles, the room gets an extra space as the one item compensate several. Hay’s Pouf is a real multi-talent: besides offering relaxation for the legs, it can also be used as a landing space or additional seat. The casual Pouf is available in several delicious colors and can be effortlessly moved from one room to another.
The illusion of a window
Mirrors amplify the light and expand the environment, so they are ideal to create the illusion of more space in the living room. Instead of prints and paintings, choose a charming set of smaller mirrors, or decorate the wall with one stunning eye-catcher to make the reflecting trick. Gubi’s IOI wall mirror is influenced by Art Deco and combines beautifully round lines with black pipe-like details.
Text: Sarianna Määttänen Images: Manufacturers