5 Décor Ideas To Make Your Small Living Room Feel Spacious


In land-scarce Singapore, many people live in high-rise apartments, where there often isn’t the luxury of space when it comes to decorating your living room. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a stunning living room that matches your style!

All you need are a few clever decorating tips and a hint of creativity to maximise your tiny space. You won’t have to worry about feeling claustrophobic in your cosy little room. From your furniture choices to decorative pieces, there is a myriad of ways to make your living room feel open and airy, despite its limited floor space.

Below, we’ve rounded up some ideas on how you can maximise your small living room space.

1. Include statement pieces

Having a small living room shouldn’t stop you from making big décor statements. Let your creativity run loose with a bold, eye-catching artwork or a unique wall-mounted storage panel. You can also embrace a feature wall which will give the illusion of space by drawing your eyes upwards.

Using bright and bold colours helps to create contrast in the room and draws attention away from its size. This is a great trick to add personality to your living room without taking up any floor space.

2. Scale down on furniture

It may be tempting to get that hefty sofa set you saw at a furniture sale, but lightweight furniture is essential to keep your space looking spacious. You can’t go wrong with a streamlined 2-seater sofa to avoid overpowering the room. Playing with proportions also helps to create a sense of volume. For instance, including a low-back sofa with thin arms can give the impression of a higher ceiling – which produces a sense of expansiveness.

Alternatively, you can combine 2 loveseats in place of a traditional sofa. This layout works exceptionally well in a compact space as it improves traffic flow and provides you with more freedom to arrange your furniture.

3. Play around with mirrors

Mirrors are an age-old trick to make a small space feel more spacious. When placed strategically, mirrors can make a boxed-in room feel significantly more airy and open. If you have a good amount of natural lighting flowing into your living room, opt for multiple mirrors so that the light can be bounced around the room – this creates the illusion of space.

However, if your living room is short on windows, mirrors can still work to your advantage! You could place a tall mirror behind your furniture to give the visual impression of another room opening up.

4. Get creative with furniture choices 

Small living rooms often don’t have sufficient floor space to include dining tables or work stations. But that doesn’t mean that you have to hunch over to eat and work at the coffee table. Instead, you can consider a round café table with 2 chairs. You can place the table against the wall and pull it out to add more chairs when you have guests over.

Apart from dining, you can also get creative with other furniture choices, like side tables. For instance, it’s wise to opt for narrow side tables that stack on top of each other when you aren’t using them. This is fantastic to maximise your space while giving it a sharp, chic look.

5. Use large-sized rugs

Another trick to open up your living room is to add a rug that’s large enough to separate the sitting area from the room’s other functions. Rugs are both stylish and functional, and they create a visual cue of moving from one area to another. This helps to prevent your furniture from seeming clustered together.

Using a large-sized rug also creates structure while providing the additional illusion of length and width.


Decorating a small living room can be a challenging process. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo your creativity and style! With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make the most out of your tiny space.

At Finn Avenue, we offer a wide array of furniture that can fit a variety of different-sized homes. From streamlined sofas to compact tables, you won’t have to compromise on style to have functionality. Explore our selection of living room pieces at our furniture sale, and inject your personality into your home!

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