How to make the most out of a small living room

If the rooms in your home are relatively small, it is important that you try and ensure that you make them look as spacious as possible. Obviously, having less items and furniture in the room will make it look bigger but it is a balancing act and you still want it to look homely and be comfortable.

First of all, try and think carefully about the furniture in the room. Sofas with big bulky arms or high backs can just make the room look even smaller. Maybe try and choose a slim line corner sofa which you can pad out with cushions to add extra comfort. You don’t have to have a coffee table in the middle of your room, you may actually use a nest of tables more, which can be stacked away when you’re not using them.

De-icer is important when it comes to creating the illusion of space. Try and avoid too many patterns as they tend to make things look more crowded and busier. Rather than having pictures on tables and windowsills, why not put them on the walls. Not only will this add more space to the room but it will also make things a lot easier when it comes to cleaning.