We’ve all seen those tiny homes or compact apartments that somehow manage to feel open and inviting. 20 Fresh Small Apartment Living Room Design and Decor Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space
Making a small space feel spacious is all about choosing the right colors and textures, and arranging your furniture strategically.
Commit to a light or dark color palette to give your small space depth and visually open up the room.
One big statement piece will give a more airy feel and cut down clutter. Speaking of clutter, nothing makes a small space feel smaller like having it packed with stuff.
Choose furnishings that let you sneakily store your odds and ends out of site. The rug in the “living room” adds extra definition to complete the effect.
The combination of cozy surfaces with a splash of blush and canvas brown add some dimension as well.
Simple, minimalist neutrals are a shoo-in for creating space and depth in a small apartment. Use textures and patterns like this rug and ottoman to create visual interest without cluttering up the space. The sheer white floor-to-ceiling curtains let in plenty of light and create a fresh, airy feel.
The walls, couch, area rug, and even the coffee table provide a simple canvas where you can add patterns and colors in the form of pillows, artwork, and keepsakes. Using a handful of complimentary neutrals – white, blush, and gold in this case – is a great strategy.
Three pieces of art that go together are called a triptych and are a great way to create balance and symmetry in your small space.
Instead of multiple chairs and tables, one corner couch defines the area while maximizing seating space. The throw pillows, rug, and simple golden bamboo-trimmed coffee table add texture. Define each area with a rug and create a unique little nook in each section of the room.
Mirrors like the framed antique one you see here can also create an optical illusion of a room being bigger than it is. Sometimes light from above creates dark shadows in the corners of a room that can make it feel smaller.
This charming living space is proof positive that you can substitute plants for art.
There is something timeless about crisp white and soft beige with metallic trim that will never go out of style.
If you are fortunate enough to have great big windows like this, then let them take center stage in your living room. The short end of a sectional sofa is the perfect solution to add a couch to a tiny corner.
A shelving unit with open cubicles makes a perfect TV stand/storage combo to stay organized while not taking up too much room. This room is using every trick in the small apartment handbook to create a “big” feeling.
It lets you go from couch to platform bed with the swivel of a hinge, transforming your living room into a guest bedroom in a matter of seconds.
This adorable arrangement makes use of a neutral background and adds pops of geometric contrast with black and white art, printed throw pillows, and a patterned rug. The mod tables are nested to create dimension while taking up minimal space. Just take a look at this beautiful blend of simple white, textured black, soft green and natural wood.
With a collection of gorgeous wooden tables like these to grace your floor, you can forget about the hammer and nails. A simple book, candle, and plant completes the chic ensemble along with a floor lamp with a linen shade to cast a warm light on the seating space.
One big, interesting piece of art is all you need to fill the wall in a small space. Various textures like different fabrics and ceramics in the same neutral color along with one contrasting piece like this basic table will add depth while maintaining the flow of the space.