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First, let’s talk about the basics – your furniture.

As Portuguese, we are known to be very warm and welcoming.
We love to have guests over at our homes. It is an integral part of our culture.
But, if you own a small living space, it can stop you from inviting people over.


So, if you are struggling to make the most of your small living room space, we’ve got you covered!
In this article, we discuss some amazing design ideas that can help you maximize your small living room.
This would help you create a cozy and functional space that you’ll love spending time in (so, would your guests).

Let’s quickly get started.

First, let’s talk about the basics – your furniture.
The furniture takes up the most amount of space and attention in any given space (irrespective of the size and functionality of the room).
When it comes to designing a small living room, choose furniture that is appropriately sized.
Go for a compact sofa or a pair of armchairs instead of a bulky sectional.
To pair it up, you can look for furniture with hidden storage options, like an ottoman with a lift-top lid or a coffee table with drawers.
These will be movable pieces that can be organized as needed. They can also solve your storage issue, without having to build too many shelves!
Isn’t it a great way to stash your clutter and keep your living room tidy?

And if you’re short on floor space, go vertical!

Explore vertical storage options like shelves and bookcases that can provide storage without taking up too much room on the floor.
It’ll give you the illusion of verticality as well.

Another great way to maximize your space and make it look bigger is by using mirrors.

Trust me when I say this!

Mirrors reflect light, therefore creating an illusion of a larger space. So, don’t shy away from using mirrors to make your living space look bigger.
You can hang a large mirror above your sofa or opt for a mirrored accent piece like a side table or console and see the magic!

Let’s now talk about colours.
While lighter colours can help make a space feel larger, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to white or beige.
Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different colors and patterns!

Who says small spaces have to be boring?

Incorporate a bold accent wall or patterned curtains to add your unique personality to your living room.

And lastly, let’s not forget the importance of lighting.
Good lighting can make a huge difference to a small space.
You can consider incorporating a mix of – overhead lighting, table lamps, and floor lamps to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Plus, a well-lit space will make it easier to find your remote when it inevitably gets lost in the cushions.

With a bit of planning and some well-thought-out design choices, you can transform your space into a functional oasis that you and your guests love spending time in.
We hope these tips we’ve shared have inspired you to get all creative.

Happy decorating!