Don't despair if your living room is a tight squeeze. It's easy for small sitting rooms to become cramped, messy and cluttered! Ensure your living room, although small, is beautiful with these space saving furniture ideas, simple design tricks and clever storage solutions. At the Wooden Furniture Store, we think that our ideas can make a huge difference to small living room. Here are our top tips.
Invest in good storage
If you have a small living room, it's likely you have a small house, so you won't have the luxury of storing all your stuff in other rooms. So, it's vital you think about creating good storage in unused spaces such as alcoves.
What about this beautiful glazed corner display cabinet from our stunning Mayan Walnut range? The cabinet has a very contemporary feel and is an elegant way to add storage to the smallest spaces. It has a useful cupboard underneath to keep clutter out of sight and three shelving units behind a glass door. The cabinet is made from high grade walnut which has a beautiful dense grain and is finished with a hard wearing satin lacquer.
Use alcove space
Take advantage of alcoves and use all the rooms height with tall pieces of furniture that will maximise your space. We love the Mobel Oak narrow bookcase that is perfect for displaying ornaments, books or photographs. There are 5 shelves in this slim and compact unit and it’s made from hardwearing solid oak.
Choose low furniture
However, a small room can be overwhelmed by tall furniture, so you could choose low pieces, from storage to sofas. Hang pictures low, too - all this will help widen the space visually. This white painted low bookcase from our Vermont range is a great option. It’s sleek and stylish with plenty of storage across three shelves. The bookcase is hand crafted and had panelled sides for extra design detail.
Go for all white
If you have no children and or pets, indulge yourself in an all-white scheme - it will make the room feel as large and bright as possible. The Wooden Furniture Store’s corner television cabinet from our white painted Vermont range is not only white but its design means that it fits perfectly into small room corners. The cabinet has two open shelves designed to hold Sky boxes and DVD players and comes with a pre-drilled cable hole to allow for invisible wiring. The unit receives a seven step paint process to ensure a crisp, fresh and resilient finish. In white painted wood we also stock a matching coffee table and nest of tables.
Add a mirror
Mirrors make any space look bigger and better. It’s one of the oldest interior design tricks in the book – so simple and effective. Hang a mirror at one end of the room to make it feel twice the size. We love our large Aston Oak mirror which has a 10cm deep frame.
Choose a nest of tables
Nests of tables are a great idea for small sitting rooms. You can use them when you’re entertaining or having TV dinners and they slot back easily on top of each other when you need more space. This beautiful mahogany nest of tables from our La Roque range is perfect for a more traditional sitting room. They are beautifully hand crafted with hand carved fluted legs and decorative side panelling for extra design details. The tables are finished with a hardwearing mid-gloss lacquer that highlights the unique mahogany grain.
What about a dual purpose coffee table?
Coffee tables take up lots of space, so make them useful for one than one purpose. Look for furniture that has hidden storage, like the Mobel Oak coffee table. The table has 4 useful drawers all finished with brush steel two tone handles. There is also a large open shelf perfect for keeping magazines, books or newspapers.
If children’s toys are causing clutter choose a piece of furniture that can double up as big storage unit like this spacious toy and blanket box from our Nutkins range. The main storage compartment features three removable internal storage boxes and there are two useful drawers for extra storage. The box also has a soft close lid to prevent fingers getting trapped.
We hope that these ideas help you make the most of your living room – whatever the size. To see our entire wooden living room ranges click here.
Remember all furniture from the Wooden Furniture Store is delivered within 10 days and comes fully assembled. So why not order today?