Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

Hi guys, welcome to D.Signers
I’m Zahira Cury If you are new to my channel
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Milan Design Week and then New York Design Week
in the last couple of months as you know I’m D.SIGNERS magazine director and I was attending
those events for work but now I’m very excited
to get back home and I’m ready to
share with all of you new ideas and
the latest trends in design! today’s video is
about how to select the right furniture
and details for a small living room you guys ask me a lot
about small spaces and that’s why I will share
with you some tips on how to trick your mind
and make a space look bigger by selecting
the right  pieces I want you to understand something a good design
is not about beauty it’s the clever play
between your space and each object the whole composition
will be responsible in the way you are
perceiving your room and how you feel inside it I will not talk about style I will provide to you some
tools and tips to get a small but comfortable
and stylish living room a typical living room is
composed by a sofa, armchair, ottomans,
coffee table, rug, curtains and some accessories I’ll give you some
information and examples to select each one of those
general furniture and details If you have any questions
after watching this video or you need some
specific advice to get a stylish living room please let me know
in a comment below I will respond to all of you!
so, let’s do it! I will start with the larger
element in the space and usually the most necessary: the sofa. choose your larger pieces
like your sofa first stick to neutrals with your larger furnishings choose your sofa with
a lighter feel and keep colors and patterns simple! then add color and texture
by smaller pieces like in throw pillows
or accessories such as vases or lamps when you’re selecting your sofa you should consider its shape and the “Visual Weight” not just its actual size remember that designing a small space is all about visual manipulation! be careful with the scale
of the furniture it’s very important
to maintain the proportions between your sofa
and your space another important thing is to select your sofa with legs because it feels less heavy in a space than pieces
that sit directly on the floor the space flowing under
the sofa is visually important because
it makes the room seem so much roomier, more open and your brain will perceive the real dimension of the space because the leggy sofa doesn’t
obstruct views of the floor remember the basics: go neutral with clean lines legs and in scale and proportion in relation of your space! my second recommendation
is about accent chairs it’s one of my favorite
elements because it can add a unique piece that can make a
difference in your room you can add texture color, and a specific
style or trend by selecting your accent chair when purchasing accent chairs think “light” anything with a heavy and
solid look or dark colors will feel
huge in the room think light in its
real weight too this way you can move
and re-stylize your living room depending
on your activities and needs one of my favorites are the transparent chairs it looks great in
small spaces and are very functional and stylish
at the same time If you use transparent
objects like acrylic or glass your eyes will view
more of the space and trick your mind into
thinking it’s bigger than what it really is because they take up
zero visual space here are some examples of light “visual weight” furniture: my third recommendation
is about rugs: choosing a larger rug
is a trick that makes a room feel bigger unlike smaller rugs
the large size doesn’t visually break up the floor use one large area rug to make a room look
bigger instead of placing several small rugs several rugs make a
small room look crowded If you do not have a large rug don’t put any rugs out until you can buy one
with a correct size use a light colored rug to make the room look
brighter and more spacious this is a common
technique with paint and works with rugs as well pastels, neutrals and
off-white are best use rugs that have a
solid color rather than a pattern, because patterns can clutter
a small room my fourth recommendation
is about curtain: in a small space
we need to think vertical! to take advantage
of that vertical space accentuate tall windows
with high curtains also, curtains hung well
above a window add airiness and height
to a small room keep the curtain design basic but use extra
fabric for fullness about coffee tables: look for something
transparent in acrylic or glass the table should
seem to “disappear” so it gives your room
the illusion of more space if you have visual space
for a solid coffee table look for a table with
simple or delicate lines another excellent idea is to select pieces that can serve multiple purposes multifuncional furniture is very important
when it comes to small space designs because they have the ability of adapting to many
situations depending on the activity to support this idea you could use ottomans instead of a traditional
coffee table to make better use of your space because a tiny house
means your living room often does double or triple duty when people come over you can top them with
a tray to hold flowers and books or use as extra seating when you
have friends at home then when it’s family time they become footrests some extra tips and a must have in a small
living room are: a large mirror! In a small living room use a large mirror
to give the illusion of expansion your room will immediately
appear larger and brighter by reflecting the light the best place for a mirror
is opposite to a window so that it reflects as much light
as possible without many elements that can saturate said illusion an a second extra tip: is nature inside a plant makes even
the smallest space feel fresher and lighter go green and soften up
your interior! try a hanging plant
to save space and go contemporary. this is the end of
my recommendations for small living rooms! If you have any questions let me know in
the comment section also if you enjoyed
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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

  1. In your video you talk about using natural colour sofas but I perfectly like harder chairs because the kids are really messy. How do I complete an organic small space with a dark sofa ?

  2. Hello! My living room is small and it is immediately right there when you walk from the entrance. I already have a customized L shaped couch (small kind) that I had made in turkey. I would love to keep it but I am unsure how to place the couch and the tv stand without closing off the living space! Can you help me.?? I can message photos if think you can help!

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