5 Creative Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Small Living Room

5 Creative Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Small Living Room

Small living rooms can still be functional and cosy

Many of us dream of having more space in our homes, whether it’s bigger wardrobe space or a separate room for entertainment and books. But with the rising cost of living and a huge spike in mortgage rates, the option of moving to a bigger home is no longer possible for some people. So rather than move, many homeowners are choosing to stay put and readjust what they already have.

So, if you are blessed with a small living room, we are here to help you maximise on space and create a fantastic and welcoming place to relax in. When it comes to small living rooms, furniture arrangement can make all the difference. With a little creativity and strategic planning, you can maximise the space in your small living room and make it look and feel more spacious. In this article, we will discuss five creative furniture arrangement ideas for small living rooms.

Use Multi-Functional Furniture

One of the best ways to maximise space in a small living room is to use multi-functional furniture. For example, a sofa bed can be used as a seating area during the day and a sleeping area at night. A storage ottoman can be used as a footrest or extra seating, while also providing additional storage space. If you have a living room come dining room space, choose a table that can also double up as a desk for office space, but one that can also blend in and become decoration, so it doesn’t become too imposing in your space.

Create Zones

Create different zones within your small living room to make it feel more spacious. For example, you could create a seating area with a sofa and chairs, a reading nook with a comfortable chair and lamp, and a dining area with a small table and chairs. Be sure to keep your zone decoration to a minimum however, as too many accessories can quickly make your space feel cluttered and smaller that it actually is. Use neutral or natural coloured furniture like wood that blends into the background.

Use a Corner Layout

Using a corner layout can be an effective way to maximise space in a small living room. You can place a sofa or chairs diagonally in the corner to create a cosy seating area. Alternatively, you could place a corner desk or a bookshelf in the corner to create a functional workspace or storage area. Making use of corner areas is a great way of enhancing your space. This also gives you more floor space to work with. Cutting corners by angling furniture in your living room may give the appearance of a smaller space and you won’t be taking advantage of every area the room has to offer!

Use Floating Furniture

Using floating furniture, such as a floating bookshelf or a floating TV stand, can help create the illusion of more space in a small living room. By keeping the floor space clear, the room will appear more open and spacious. At Rust and Oak, we have a range of beautiful industrial floating shelves that would look great in small living rooms. They can be used just for decoration and accessories, or for placing a few of your favourite books or priceless photo frames.

Use Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to make a small living room look and feel more spacious. By reflecting light and creating the illusion of depth, mirrors can help make a room appear larger than it actually is. You can place a large mirror on one of the walls or use several smaller mirrors to create a gallery wall. Make sure the mirror you choose picks up the natural light in your space and is not too overwhelming in its design or it may attract attention for the wrong reasons.

The benefits of choosing wooden furniture for your home

Now that you have some great ideas about how to maximise on your living room space, lets look at why choosing handmade wooden furniture offers so many benefits to your home.

1. Environmentally friendly: handmade wooden furniture often uses sustainably sourced and reclaimed wood, meaning your home wont only stylish, but you will be supporting the environment.

2. Long-lasting: Handmade furniture lasts much longer than flatpack alternatives, meaning once you invest in a piece of furniture, you can continue to enjoy it for years and it will still look perfect.

3. Supporting a small business: Rather than paying for mass-produced furniture from a huge company, why not choose a smaller, local business that could really do with your support?

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Small living room furniture with Rust and Oak

Furniture arrangement can have a big impact on the look and feel of a small living room. By using multi-functional furniture, creating zones, using a corner layout, using floating furniture, and using mirrors, you can maximise the space in your small living room and make it look and feel more spacious. With a little creativity and strategic planning, you can create a comfortable and functional living space that you'll love spending time in.

At Rust and Oak, we excel at creating unique and multifunctional furniture pieces that look great in every style of home. From coffee tables perfect for the centre of your room, to console tables that can hide off to the side for extra workspace, we have the handcrafted products your home needs. Each of our furniture pieces are loving crafted by our owner Kristian and use wood that has been sustainably sourced. Take a look at our website to find your next piece and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our new releases.

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