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How To Decorate a Small Living Room

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Trying to decorate a small living room can prove to be a challenge for many people. Since you are working with limited space, you’ll have to carefully plan out your living room beforehand. Instead of placing all of your furniture and furnishings inside, you may be forced to tuck some away in storage. The good news is that all living rooms can be successfully decorated in an attractive manner, no matter how small they are. Keep reading and we’ll reveal some simple and effective ways to decorate a small living room.

Use Warm Colors

The single most important element you should focus on in a small living room is the color scheme. You may not realize it, but the color scheme of your living room can actually affect how large it feels. A general rule of thumb is that dark colors make the surrounding environment look smaller, while brighter colors make it look larger. Unless you want to feel cramped in your living room, it’s recommended that you stick with bright, warm colors during your decorating efforts.

There are dozens of excellent warm color schemes that can be used in a living room. You can get some inspirational ideas from magazines, websites, or you can take a trip to your local home improvement store. The key thing to remember when selecting your living room colors is to stick with bright and warm elements to help open it up.

The Mirror Effect

Sometimes all it takes to open up an otherwise small living room is a little help by the optical illusion effects of a mirror. Hanging a large mirror on the wall will create the sense that your living room is larger than what it appears. If you haven’t done so already, try using one on your living room. You don’t need some luxurious, vintage mirror that costs thousands of dollars, as just a basic one will suffice.

Wall Decorations

Of course, you’ll need more than just a mirror to decorate the walls of your small living room. So, what kind of decorations can you use here? Think about what colors and elements are currently being used and try to find something similar to match. Since you are working with limited space, you’ll need to carefully choose your wall decorations. A couple paintings using similar colors as the rest of the decor would likely work well in a living room. Alternatively, you can go with a basic mirror and some framed pictures. No matter what you choose, use caution to prevent over-doing it.

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