Forget feature walls – this year is all about feature floors! While wooden flooring has taken centre stage in many homes over the years, there is still a desire for carpets when it comes to creating a cosy living room. Brintons has revealed a dramatic rise in sales in the last few years, particularly of patterned carpets. Tartans and stripes are still the most popular choices, but increasingly, the patterns are becoming more statement.
The first thing you should never do if you have a small living room is cram in too much furniture. Instead, choose a sofa that’s proportional to the size of the space, and if you’re still in need of more seating, use stools. They’ll take up far less room than bulky armchairs, and can be easily manoeuvred.
If you are looking for small living room ideas, take inspiration from our gallery of beautiful small space designs to unlock the potential of your compact living room.
Breathe life into a white decorating scheme with mixed shades of green and displays of real (or fake) plants. Our tip is to layer several shades of green for lush contrast – here, the blinds and a throw have been edged in a fresh lime fabric that stands out against the sofa’s deeper hue.