Painting walls with stripes is a good trick. Horizontal stripes make the room spacious, whereas vertical stripes give an impression that walls are taller than they appear. Use multi-purpose furniture wherever possible. For instance, an ottoman can serve as cushion, footrest or coffee table. Lots of space are thus saved, which would otherwise be consumed by separate pieces of furniture.
Speaking of unsightly items, nothing conceals them quite like a screen. The decorative screens in the room below add an artistic element to the space.
Even if you adore classic of massive wood furniture, it’s going to be hard to fit them in a small living room. And you know it. Therefore, it would be a much better idea to go for minimalist furniture (custom made would be ideal).
Place one solid piece against the wall, and create several areas for conversation with small moveable furniture in an informal, scattered way. This would help in making your room prettier. Follow these simple tips, and see the difference.
Another helpful hint: use side tables as coffee tables. They can easily be moved to open up the space when it’s time to entertain.
Who says your coffee table can’t double as seating while you host a gathering? Below we see a tufted coffee table/bench that can easily be moved to accommodate a group.