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Staged formal living room in vacant home.
Staged formal living room in vacant home.
Staging Spaces and More
Example of a small trendy medium tone wood floor living room design in Houston with white walls
Chicago Residence #1
Chicago Residence #1
Stephanie Wohlner Design
Small trendy living room photo in Chicago with brown walls, no fireplace and no tv
Contemporary Living Room
Contemporary Living Room
Small trendy living room photo in San Francisco
Transitional Living Room
Transitional Living Room
Bertin's Decorating Den- Jessica Walls
D Randolph Foulds Photography
Inspiration for a small transitional open concept medium tone wood floor living room remodel in DC Metro with beige walls, no fireplace and no tv
Small Budget Town Home :: Living Room
Small Budget Town Home :: Living Room
Design Concepts Elliman
The red chair to the left is a rocker and is made out of seat belts that have been dyed. The coffee table is concrete and can be used as additional seating and it is kid proof — no hammers however.
Black and White Elegant Living Room
Black and White Elegant Living Room
Ally Fountain Design
Inspiration for a small contemporary enclosed medium tone wood floor living room remodel in Seattle with gray walls, a standard fireplace and a wood fireplace surround
St. Croix River House
St. Croix River House
David Heide Design Studio
Architecture & Interior Design: David Heide Design Studio -- Photos: Susan Gilmore Photography
Inspiration for a small contemporary enclosed slate floor living room remodel in Minneapolis with white walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and no tv
Fireplaces
Fireplaces
Lehrer Fireplace & Patio
Kozy Heat's Chaska 34 Rock. Great for people who want to turn their old woodburning fireplace to gas. Rustic/contemporary
Living room library - small contemporary enclosed medium tone wood floor living room library idea in Denver with white walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and no tv
Meadowlark Lane
Meadowlark Lane
Projects General Construction, Inc
This open concept living room provides ample space for your guests to relax on the couch while reading their favorite book. The space feels airy and bright thanks to the light colored blue walls with the white shiplap accent wall.
Thrasher Court - Living Room
Thrasher Court - Living Room
ONYX DESIGN COLLABORATIVE
Architecture and Interiors: Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design; Emily Cox, Director of Interiors and Michelle Suddeth, Design Assistant
Small beach style open concept white floor and painted wood floor living room photo in Charleston with white walls, a standard fireplace and a wall-mounted tv
Atwater Village
Atwater Village
Lauren Ashley Designs
Inspiration for a small transitional enclosed medium tone wood floor and beige floor living room remodel in Los Angeles with white walls, a standard fireplace, a plaster fireplace and no tv
East Village Built-in
East Village Built-in
Spectra Design Build
Example of a small transitional enclosed medium tone wood floor living room library design in New York with white walls, a standard fireplace, a tile fireplace and a tv stand
Trollstua (Troll's Den)
Trollstua (Troll's Den)
Winkelman Architecture
Trent Bell
Living room - small rustic open concept gray floor and slate floor living room idea in Portland Maine with a wood stove
Westchester Showhouse 2011
Westchester Showhouse 2011
Last Detail Interior Design
Inspiration for a small contemporary living room remodel in New York with black walls and no fireplace
Staging - Entry & Living
Staging - Entry & Living
Hom Staging & Design
Inspiration for a small coastal living room remodel in Orange County
Brentwood 2-story Family Home
Brentwood 2-story Family Home
User
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept dark wood floor and brown floor living room remodel in Los Angeles with blue walls
9th Street
9th Street
Rethink Design Studio
Richard Leo Johnson Wall & Trim Color: Sherwin Williams - Extra White 7006 Chairs: CR Laine - Brooklyn Swivel Chair w/ Lenno-Indigo linen fabric Pillows: Schumacher, Miles Reed - Celadon Side Table: Farmhouse Pottery, Vermont Wood Stump - 18" White Coffee Table: Vintage Seagrass Rug & Runner: Design Materials Inc., Hilo w/ basket-weave linen trim in Mocha Ladder: Asher + Rye, TineKHome Throw Blanket: Asher + Rye, Distant Echo
Naperville - Kid Friendly Small Loft with Movable Parts
Naperville - Kid Friendly Small Loft with Movable Parts
New Perspective Design, Inc.
An unusual loft space gets a multifunctional design with movable furnishings to create a flexible and adaptable space for a family with three young children.
NBC Dressing Room: Uptown, Downtown
NBC Dressing Room: Uptown, Downtown
Kyla Coburn Designs
IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HERE... more photos at http://www.kylacoburndesigns.com/uptown-downtown-nbc-jimmy-fallon-dressing-room A nostalgic visit to NBC’s home in New York that captures both the luxury of the Upper East Side and the scrappier, edgier feel of downtown. A vintage vinyl collection is the soundtrack for putting your feet up on deep blue velvet couches surrounded by images of NBC icons, while graffiti, rock show posters, and custom steel shelves (made from salvaged street signs) remind you of the years you spent couch-surfing and hitting clubs downtown. “My favorite things are the clock with numbers that flip like the train schedule boards at Grand Central Station, casting Lorne Michaels as Picasso’s 'Art Dealer',…and tagging the graffiti wall with ‘Gary’ - the name of Jimmy’s dog” - Kyla Deep Dive Design Notes Lorne Michaels as Picasso’s “Portrait of An Art Dealer”; Steve Higgins “Pageboy” photo; Jimmy Fallon’s dog “Gary” graffiti tag; Barry Manilow Vintage Vinyl, Stieve Martin as seated wise-guy, & original paintings by Kyla Coburn
Limber Pine Rustic Modern Living Room
Limber Pine Rustic Modern Living Room
BLUE RIBBON BUILDERS INC
Darby Ask
Living room - small rustic open concept concrete floor and gray floor living room idea in Other with brown walls

If you’ve got a small living room, you know how difficult it can be to fit a couch, coffee table and TV in one tight space, while still maintaining order. The last thing you want is for a space meant for relaxation and socializing to look cluttered. So if you’re in need of small living room ideas, let these photos inspire you to be creative with your space. Sometimes, all that’s needed to appreciate small rooms is a change in perspective.

Decorating a Small Living Room

Choosing small living room decor can be tricky, as you don’t want to go overboard. Still, adding one or two accents can go a long way in a compact room. You can use one piece of artwork or a mirror to create a focal point, or dress up the space with a colorful rug. Focus on any existing features and play them up to the room’s advantage. If you’re looking for small living room ideas with a fireplace, simply arrange your furniture around this asset for ultimate coziness.

Speaking of furniture, perhaps all that’s needed are small-scale pieces. Go for a plush loveseat and a small side table to save space. If you’re looking for small living room ideas with a TV, consider mounting the television to the wall or investing in a very thin table to hold it.

Small Living Room Ideas for Apartments

Oftentimes, the living room in an apartment flows right into the kitchen and the dining area — making organization quite a challenge. Still, a large rug in a small living room can help demarcate space. If you have a very small living room, lean into coziness in a big way: one dramatic armchair with a side table and lamp can be very inviting. And to decorate your living room on a budget, try arranging plants around the room, or accessorizing with a chunky throw blanket.

Small Living Room Layout Ideas

Whether you live in an apartment or not, you may find your dining room feels awfully close to your couch. If you have a living room-dining room combo, the obvious choice is to place the back of your sofa to the dining area. Having a small, round dining table can also help break up the space and create a naturally fluid feel. On the other hand, if you have a small, narrow living room, make use of it with a long sofa and a thin coffee table.

Painting a Small Living Room

If you’re able to paint your living room, you have the option of going light and airy or creating a bold jewel box of a room. Proponents of white walls argue it makes the room feel more spacious and uncluttered — perfect for a tiny space. But if you have your heart set on an elegant small living room that makes use of rich colors, go for it! If you do go for painted walls, it’s usually best to keep your color palette to a couple shades to avoid making the room feel too busy.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 37,366 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including David Heide Design Studio and Rethink Design Studio. Look through living room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a small living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small living room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.