The living room is often the main location in a house and decorating small rooms can be a challenge. But it is not because a room is small that it cannot have style.
Your decor requires creativity, organization, the right furniture and accessories, and a few tricks. In this way, it is possible to build a beautiful and functional space.
The most different styles of decoration suit small spaces, making them cozy and stylish. There are several ways to decorate for all budgets and with a lot of personality. All it takes is planning and organization.
For the decoration of a small room, there is a solution of the most diverse styles. Whether for those who like cleaner environments or for people who prefer more colorful rooms, there are alternatives for all tastes.
We’ll give you 11 tips and show you 75 photos with ideas on how to decorate a small room the way you like best, to make your home look beautiful!
Decorating small rooms must use multifunctional furniture
In a small room, one way to optimize your space is to use furniture that has more than one function. This way, you avoid leaving your room stuffy with too much furniture.
If they have space to store things, even better! Racks with space to store ottomans and can serve as tables are a good example.
Picture 1: Small room decorated with a wooden hack with removable bottoms and a place for an ottoman. These parts can be used as seating for visitors and side tables.
Image 2: In this room, the simple wooden hack with shades of gray holds the ottoman and can be used as a table.
Picture 3: Small room with blue wall and white and gray hack, with space to store two black ottomans.
Image 4: The hack in this room has a large rectangular pull under it, which also serves as a coffee table.
I mage 5: Folding table that serves as a support and, if necessary, becomes a larger dining table.
Lose the fear of white for your small room decor
Many people consider leaving the walls of their homes white to be dull and boring. However, keeping the walls that color will make your room more spacious and brighter.
You can also abuse the colors and textures in furniture and accessories. Also consider decorating with the famous Scandinavian style, which mixes minimalism, with wooden elements, neutral colored dots, straight lines and natural fabrics. See pictures of small rooms decorated this way!
Image 6: Small room decorated with all white paint, with the brick wall of the same color, highlighting the place where the TV and the hack are.
Image 7: All-white wall decorated with several paintings, arranged in a modern way.
Image 8: Living room decorated with white walls and various objects on the walls and shelves and a touch of color on the pillows.
Picture 9: All white room inspiration.
Image 10: This room combined the white walls with furniture of the same color, giving the feeling that your room is bigger.
The minimalist style is perfect for decorating small rooms
The minimalist style is always suitable for smaller rooms and for decorating small rooms. In this style of decoration, few furniture, straight lines and few colors are used, which give lightness and spaciousness to the environment. If this is your vibe, enjoy and abuse!
Image 11: All white room, decorated with few objects, all of them simple, in neutral tones and straight lines,
Image 12: Two small rooms that demonstrate well what the minimalist style is: few objects, neutral colors and a lot of white.
Image 13: Little furniture, simple and almost empty bookcase and color palette worked in shades of gray and blue.
Picture 14: Simple and beautiful decoration inspiration.
Image 15: Beautiful minimalist inspiration to decorate a small room.
Picture 16: Very minimalist room, decorated using plenty of white and neutral colors.
Image 17: Minimalist room using different shades of gray.
Image 18: Few, however striking, elements make up the decoration of this room.
Image 19: In the decoration of this room only three colors were used, all neutral, in addition to simple furniture.
Decorate your small room with lots of plants
The urban jungles (urban forests) are super-hot and the use of plants is super suitable for your small room. They add a touch of color and beauty to your space, bring life into your home and even help to improve the air in the room.
There are several species that can suit your space and style. It is always important to check the light conditions in your room before choosing your floor plan!
Image 20: Shelf on top of the sofa was used to place hanging plants, which filled the living space.
Image 21: In this room, practically all the decoration of the hack was made with hanging plants.
Image 22: In the decoration of this room, the plants matched the texture of the wall and the color of the sofa.
Image 23: Shelf served as support for two plants, which are also in pots in the hack and on the coffee table.
Image 24: The green of the plants stood out in contrast to the gray wall.
Image 25: Another example of gray wall decoration at the bottom of the shelf with plants.
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Picture 26: Tall plant vase is the highlight of this simple decoration.
Picture 27: Bulky plant used near the window.
Use vertical lines in small room decor
A good small room decor knows how to use vertical lines well, whether on the wall, furniture or accessories, this is a very interesting trick and can help you plan and decorate your small room.
The vertical lines help to give a more spacious impression to your living room, providing more comfort for residents.
Picture 28: Rug in vertical lines used in the decoration of this small room gives the feeling that the room is longer.
Image 29: As in the previous image, in the room below the rug gave more the feeling of more space to the environment. The curtain also helped to improve the spaciousness of the room.
Image 30: The curtain can be used to bring this vertical element into your living room decor.
Image 31: The wooden detail in the decoration of this room highlights the height of the room.
Use color dots to decorate your room
We have already mentioned here that the use of white or light walls can give your environment more breadth. But that doesn’t mean that you who aren’t a fan of the minimalist style can’t use color in your living room.
Insert colorful and metallic decorative objects and accessories into the decor of your small room to add a touch of style and personality to your room. They can be paintings, lamps, rugs, pillows, small sculptures, among other things.
Image 32: Room decorated using neutral colors, but using yellow dots on decorative objects and corner tables.
Image 33: Decor of this small room used yellow on the coffee table, contrasting with the gray that was used in almost the entire room.
Picture 34: Room with dark wall and colored items in the decoration.
Image 35: Even with the predominantly white room, colorful objects leave the atmosphere cheerful and uncluttered.
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Image 36: Gray room with striking blue details.
Enjoy natural lighting in your living room decor
Be careful not to block your living room’s light intakes. Small rooms tend to be darker and more stifling, but if it’s well lit, this problem won’t exist.
Avoid dark curtains and closed colors in your decor, for example. You can also invest in lighter and more fluid fabrics, which allow, even with the curtains closed, a little light to enter the room.
Image 37: Example of a small living room with good direct lighting.
Image 38: Roller curtain decoration allows the window to be without interference and all natural light to penetrate the room.
Image 39: Window occupies a good part of one of the walls of this living room, filling the room with natural light.
Image 40: Lightweight curtain with fluid fabric allows natural light to enter without disturbing.
Image 41: Another example of a curtain that allows the passage of light.
Picture 42: Another example of a well-lit room.
Picture 43: Decoration inspiration without curtain on the balcony door.
Image 44: The combination of the light wall and furniture, with the fluid curtain, leaves the room with a lot of light.
Image 45: Room with light curtain, allowing light to enter the environment
Well done lighting helps to create different environments in one
Speaking of light, choose lighting that can be fixed to the walls or hung from the ceiling, to save space in the room. This feature also allows you to create small environments inside your small living room.
So research and choose well your lighting fixtures and the places in your room where you will place them. The idea is to always enhance your room!
Picture 46: Living room with lamps on the dining table.
Picture 47: modern light fixture used on top of the dining table gave style to the decoration of this room.
Image 48: Design inspiration with different indirect light points.
Picture 49: In this room with a sloping wall, the lamp in the decorated dining room helps to mark this environment.
Picture 50: Indirect lighting on the sofa highlights paintings.
Use and abuse textures to decorate your small room
Different fabrics and textures will make your room have a strong sensory appeal. Play with it! This is also a way for you to bring comfort and coziness to your small room.
A soft blanket, for example, will make you want to spend the whole afternoon on the sofa, won’t it? You can even choose different fabrics for pillows and rugs. The boo decor style is very suitable for your small room!
Image 51: Decorating project of this small room used different textures on the walls, cushions and carpet.
Image 52: Fur blanket on the sofa and rug give comfort to the environment.
Picture 53: Blanket and rug used in this project made the small room cozier.
Image 54: Decoration of this small room used crocheted elements, straw, fur and leather.
Image 55: In this decoration, the sofa, the rug and the blanket are made of different fabrics, favoring the touch.
Image 56: In the decoration of this room, in addition to the rug and the sofa blanket, a different texture was used on one of the walls.
Make the most of wall space when planning your living room decor
When we think about decorating a small room, it is essential to make the best use of each space, including the walls. You can use paintings, niches, lamps and shelves, which will bring charm to your room, even allowing you to give your personal touch, with your personality in the environment.
Image 57: Shelf on top of the sofa gives place to different paintings and decorative objects, giving the room charm.
Image 58: The wall behind the sofa was used to place a mirror and shelves, with decorative objects.
Picture 59: Decorator took advantage of the corner to put a white shelf in the color of the walls.
Picture 60: Beautiful combination of pictures on the same wall where the TV is.
Picture 61: Another example of space that could be forgotten in the decor, but with the use of shelves it gave even more style to the living room.
Picture 62: Wall of pictures gives charm to the decoration.
Picture 63: Wall with bookcase with books creates a reading environment.
Image 64: Dining table wall has become a space for several paintings, which add charm to the environment.
Image 65: Example of a simple but modern shelf that can be used to decorate living rooms.
Image 66: Simple and small shelf is a stylish alternative for small spaces
Image 67: Wallpaper usage is a good feature to add charm to room decor.
Use mirrors in your small living room decor
One of the best known tricks for planning the decoration of small rooms, used to give an impression of spaciousness to spaces, is the use of mirrors.
For small rooms, they are perfect, in addition to being very sophisticated and elegant, and can even add a touch of modernity to your decor.
Image 68: Floor-to-ceiling mirrors help to “enlarge” this room.
Picture 69: The wall behind the sofa is fully mirrored, making it look like the room is twice its size.
Image 70: Round and stylish mirror give this space charm.
Image 71: The mirror in this environment helped to give more amplitude to the environment, in addition to being beautiful!
Image 72: Inspiration for a fully mirrored room.
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