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Modern small living room ideas to make the most of your space

  • September 23, 2022
 living room with sofaset with cushions

living room with sofaset with cushions

As the name suggests, living rooms are where we spend a lot of our time at home. However, these spaces don’t need to be large in order to make an impact. Stylish modern small living room ideas bring contemporary good looks to even the most petite spaces.

Lounges come in all shapes and sizes, but modern styling, with its typically less ‘fussy’ looks, works especially well for small rooms. Cleaner lines, bold colour choices and contemporary solutions make the most of small living room ideas.

Modern small living room ideas

From decorating and styling tips to doors and windows, read on to discover our favourite ways to design with little living room ideas.

1. Combine colour with white for a fresh feel

small blue and white living room

small blue and white living room

Even if you love colour and have chosen a shade for your living room, combine it with plenty of white surfaces to make the space feel larger.

With darker furniture, the room above would have felt imposing, but with the pale upholstery on the sofa and armchair, the white coffee table and sideboard, alongside the pretty patterned fabrics it feels light and bright. Painting the ceiling and above the dado in white also opens up the room.

2. Clash bold prints against a pale canvas

white living room with patterned accessories

white living room with patterned accessories

Clashing prints look bold and beautiful, when you get it right. If you want to do this to create a modern small living room, set your prints against a pale background to prevent overwhelming the space.

According to interior designers, the best way to get it to look good is to select around three colours to work with and vary the size of the prints. For example, use a small print on a couple

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