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Living Room Arrangement Ideas for Small Spaces

You don't have to feel cramped just because your living room is small. These seven simple tips can help you arrange your furniture and design your small space to look and feel bigger. Find out what expert interior designers know about creating the illusion of space. 

7 Ideas to Make a Big Impression in Your Small Space

1. Float furniture to define an area. Furniture does not need to hug the walls. In fact, by bringing furniture away from the wall, you create the illusion of more space. Float a couch or sectional to face a fireplace window or media wall and unite the elements of the space with an area rug. 

2. Divide a long, narrow room into segments. Create a conversation area by grouping chairs and a couch together. Place a sofa table behind the couch and use it as a writing desk, snack or dining area, or for storage and display. 

3. Choose multi-functional furniture, such as a storage ottoman to fit blankets in or a credenza to hold your records, books, and more with a mounted television. 

4. Make use of vertical space. Include a tall bookcase or shelves and be sure to add accessories to the top that will draw the eye upward. Hang sheers higher than the window to create the illusion of length. A tall floor lamp or a swing-arm wall lamp instead of a table lamp will render a clutter-free look as well as bring light in from above the rest of the furniture. 

5. Add one piece of large-scale wall art to give the room a sense of open space.

6. Consider investing in apartment size furniture that is slightly smaller scale and designed for small spaces. Add an oversized accent piece for visual interest. 

7. Replace the standard coffee table with smaller, more portable storage ottomans that can easily be pressed into service wherever they are needed or moved out of the way when they are not needed.

storage ottoman

This storage ottoman is a space saver and provides a place for you to hide away blankets, pillows, or other accessories.

Living Room Arrangement Furniture Fit for Every Space

Let Bassett Furniture help your furnish your small space with living room furniture made with the uncompromising quality you've come to expect from Bassett Furniture. From love seats and sectionals to ottomans and area rugs, count on us to meet all of your furniture needs!

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Sources:

Ideas for Small Living Room Furniture Arrangements: http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/2016/02/ideas-for-small-living-room-furniture.html

Small Space Living Room Layouts: http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/small-space-living-room-layouts


 
 
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