Furnishing a small living room - how to do it right

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The living room is the heart of our home. It's where we meet up with family and friends, watch movies and series, pass the time playing games and take a break from everyday life.

If you have a large living room, you have plenty of scope and freedom when it comes to furnishing it. However, furnishing a small living room is a little trickier, because the smaller the room, the quicker it looks cluttered.

We'll tell you what you should look out for when furnishing if you want to make the most of your small living room!

Use light colors

If you want your small living room to appear larger, you can opt for light colors such as white, cream, beige or light grey. Soft and restrained tones make the room appear larger and less oppressive. Combined with various wooden elements, this creates a great interplay.

If you do decide to use the sofaColor sofa, you can easily reorder new covers in our store - even for individual modules. This means you don't have to replace the whole sofa, just the fabric covers.

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Lots of light

Not only furnishings in light colors can enlarge a living room, but also plenty of natural light. Large window fronts immediately make a room appear larger and friendlier. If possible, natural daylight should therefore dominate the lighting concept in the living room. So make sure that you don't have any heavy curtains or large furniture in front of your window - this would make the room feel cramped and much darker.

Enlarge your room with mirrors

Mirrors - whether XL or rather small - can also work wonders and make your living room look bigger than it actually is. As soon as you install a mirror in a suitable place in your living room, the room and the daylight are reflected in it, which ultimately makes the room appear larger. A mirror is therefore an absolute must-have in any small living room.


Modular sofas

What could be better for a small living room than a modular sofa? Thanks to the individual modules, you can adapt your sofa exactly to the conditions in your living room. You are completely flexible with our modular sofas and can order modules, backrests and cushions as you wish - exactly how it fits into your living room.

Let's take our Donna modular sofa as an example: it consists of four modules that you can arrange as you wish.

Do you live alone and two or three modules are all you need? No problem! Just buy the modules you need. You can always reorder if your household grows and your small sofa reaches its limits.

For example, you can arrange the sofa so that people are sitting opposite each other - brilliant, isn't it? This arrangement is simply perfect for days when you want to do different things but still want to spend time together. 😉

You are also completely flexible when it comes to choosing the color: if you want, you can even choose a different color for each module. Color buy each module in a different color. If you ever need a Color color you no longer like, you can simply order the covers online in a different color. Color online. Our modular sofas give you a great deal of flexibility - making them the perfect choice for any living room.

Using heights correctly

If you don't have that much space available in terms of length and width, you still have the height of your living room - so make clever use of it!

For example, you can put up a large shelf with lots of storage space or several smaller shelves on which you can store all kinds of things. High shelves or picture walls make your room look taller and therefore larger.

Furniture with clever storage spaces

Marie modular sofa with storage space

If you don't have enough storage space in your living room, you should definitely get furniture with integrated storage compartments. Nowadays, for example, there are great sofas that have such built-in compartments. With our Marie sofa, for example, you can store everything you need for a relaxing evening on the sofa in the armrest. Whether it's snacks, cushions, the remote control or a good book: there's a place for everything in this secret compartment.

Set color accents

Your furnishings don't always have to be tone-on-tone. You can also make a statement in your living room with eye-catching color accents, such as red. This is the perfect way to set the scene in small rooms.

Katrina modular sofa with red center section

The Katrina modular sofa is a real eye-catcher and perfect for small living rooms. You have so many options for combining the individual parts. The sofa basically consists of four modules and you can choose which one you want for each module. Color it should have. The complete sofa in light gray? No problem! Two armchairs in aquamarine, one in medium gray and one in dark blue? No problem either!

Not only do you have a free choice of colors, but also of the number of modules. You can easily omit or add modules in our store - because who knows, maybe you'll have a completely different living room in the future.

The Katrina modular sofa brings a lot of pep to the living room, don't you think?

Focus on horizontal lines

When furnishing a small living room, you should not only play with the height of the room, but also ensure clear horizontal lines. Clear lines help to make the living room look uncluttered and tidy. Draw horizontal lines with shelves, a small sideboard or a row of pictures. This visually expands the room and makes it appear larger.

Leave open spaces

There are many different tips and tricks for making a small living room look larger. But there is one thing you should never do: Fill your room with furniture and accessories. You should not only be restrained with your furniture, but also with your decorations. So don't overload the space available to you - instead, opt for minimalism and create space to breathe.

Create a center

Let your sofa be the highlight of the living room and arrange your other pieces of furniture around it. Also make sure that the other pieces of furniture next to the sofa don't look too bulky, but create a harmonious interplay. If you place the sofa in the center of the room and not directly against the wall, the room will appear even larger.

Small but OHO

Do you see? Even a small living room can be really beautiful and inviting with the right furnishings. Take our tips to heart and get started.

Do you have any other tips that we should definitely add? Then get in touch! And if you also have a small living room, why not send us a photo of it as inspiration for anyone who doesn't yet know how to furnish it? 💫