1. Choose Visually Lightweight Furniture
Pay attention to the visual weight of furniture, not just its actual size. Light-color furniture or pieces with legs appear lighter than dark or boxy upholstered pieces.
In this small living area, the leggy chair doesn’t obstruct views of the passage or the floor, so the space feels more open. The metal and glass coffee table also consumes very little visual space.
2. Arranging Furniture
Need ideas to maximize a small living room? See the secrets to the perfect living room furniture arrangement.