How to furnish a small living room
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Is your living room screaming like an overgrown teenager? This small bachelor flat from Homepolish is full of tips for “adoring” an apartment.
The stylish bike rack keeps the wheels in place and out of the way, turning the bike into a decorative wall to hang. Another clever idea that doesn’t waste floor space is the mobile desk that extends to the left side of the room. Its built-in drawers offer good storage space. But what transforms this 500-square-foot studio apartment into a comfortable adult home are the various details and styles of furniture that add uniqueness, from colorful prints to refined furnishings.
Turn that dull space into a box.
If your living room lacks architectural details, it’s easy to create a unique and affordable touch without going through a costly renovation. Instead, show off your style by creating a functional wall like Joe Human’s that transforms your room into an eye-catching focal point.
Raise the ceiling with vertical stripes
If your low ceiling limits your style, check out these walls in a home decorated by Sheer and Company. Subtle vertical stripes make the standard top of this compact living room appear higher.
Make a living room jewelry box.
The small living room of this luxurious London apartment designed by David Long Designs is the epitome of royal chic. A silver-gray palette sets the stage for a layer of gorgeous accessories in rich colors and lush fabrics. The icing on the cake is the commissioned portrait that widens the room by drawing the gaze upwards.
Pay attention to space behind the sofa.
Adding a bookcase or shelf behind the sofa is a sneaky and effective way to add visual interest and storage to your living room. In this design, light colors and a large window also help maximize apparent space.