Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

Hi guys, welcome to D.Signers
I’m Zahira Cury If you are new to my channel
and you love interior design and architecture don’t forget to subscribe
to join our design community! I’m finally home! after attending
Milan Design Week and then New York Design Week
in the last couple of months as you know I’m D.SIGNERS magazine director and I was attending
those events for work but now I’m very excited
to get back home and I’m ready to
share with all of you new ideas and
the latest trends in design! today’s video is
about how to select the right furniture
and details for a small living room you guys ask me a lot
about small spaces and that’s why I will share
with you some tips on how to trick your mind
and make a space look bigger by selecting
the right  pieces I want you to understand something a good design
is not about beauty it’s the clever play
between your space and each object the whole composition
will be responsible in the way you are
perceiving your room and how you feel inside it I will not talk about style I will provide to you some
tools and tips to get a small but comfortable
and stylish living room a typical living room is
composed by a sofa, armchair, ottomans,
coffee table, rug, curtains and some accessories I’ll give you some
information and examples to select each one of those
general furniture and details If you have any questions
after watching this video or you need some
specific advice to get a stylish living room please let me know
in a comment below I will respond to all of you!
so, let’s do it! I will start with the larger
element in the space and usually the most necessary: the sofa. choose your larger pieces
like your sofa first stick to neutrals with your larger furnishings choose your sofa with
a lighter feel and keep colors and patterns simple! then add color and texture
by smaller pieces like in throw pillows
or accessories such as vases or lamps when you’re selecting your sofa you should consider its shape and the “Visual Weight” not just its actual size remember that designing a small space is all about visual manipulation! be careful with the scale
of the furniture it’s very important
to maintain the proportions between your sofa
and your space another important thing is to select your sofa with legs because it feels less heavy in a space than pieces
that sit directly on the floor the space flowing under
the sofa is visually important because
it makes the room seem so much roomier, more open and your brain will perceive the real dimension of the space because the leggy sofa doesn’t
obstruct views of the floor remember the basics: go neutral with clean lines legs and in scale and proportion in relation of your space! my second recommendation
is about accent chairs it’s one of my favorite
elements because it can add a unique piece that can make a
difference in your room you can add texture color, and a specific
style or trend by selecting your accent chair when purchasing accent chairs think “light” anything with a heavy and
solid look or dark colors will feel
huge in the room think light in its
real weight too this way you can move
and re-stylize your living room depending
on your activities and needs one of my favorites are the transparent chairs it looks great in
small spaces and are very functional and stylish
at the same time If you use transparent
objects like acrylic or glass your eyes will view
more of the space and trick your mind into
thinking it’s bigger than what it really is because they take up
zero visual space here are some examples of light “visual weight” furniture: my third recommendation
is about rugs: choosing a larger rug
is a trick that makes a room feel bigger unlike smaller rugs
the large size doesn’t visually break up the floor use one large area rug to make a room look
bigger instead of placing several small rugs several rugs make a
small room look crowded If you do not have a large rug don’t put any rugs out until you can buy one
with a correct size use a light colored rug to make the room look
brighter and more spacious this is a common
technique with paint and works with rugs as well pastels, neutrals and
off-white are best use rugs that have a
solid color rather than a pattern, because patterns can clutter
a small room my fourth recommendation
is about curtain: in a small space
we need to think vertical! to take advantage
of that vertical space accentuate tall windows
with high curtains also, curtains hung well
above a window add airiness and height
to a small room keep the curtain design basic but use extra
fabric for fullness about coffee tables: look for something
transparent in acrylic or glass the table should
seem to “disappear” so it gives your room
the illusion of more space if you have visual space
for a solid coffee table look for a table with
simple or delicate lines another excellent idea is to select pieces that can serve multiple purposes multifuncional furniture is very important
when it comes to small space designs because they have the ability of adapting to many
situations depending on the activity to support this idea you could use ottomans instead of a traditional
coffee table to make better use of your space because a tiny house
means your living room often does double or triple duty when people come over you can top them with
a tray to hold flowers and books or use as extra seating when you
have friends at home then when it’s family time they become footrests some extra tips and a must have in a small
living room are: a large mirror! In a small living room use a large mirror
to give the illusion of expansion your room will immediately
appear larger and brighter by reflecting the light the best place for a mirror
is opposite to a window so that it reflects as much light
as possible without many elements that can saturate said illusion an a second extra tip: is nature inside a plant makes even
the smallest space feel fresher and lighter go green and soften up
your interior! try a hanging plant
to save space and go contemporary. this is the end of
my recommendations for small living rooms! If you have any questions let me know in
the comment section also if you enjoyed
this video click like! so I know that this kind
of topic is helpful for you remember to follow me
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and ideas and to get in touch! have a beautiful week see you next time!

100 thoughts on “Top 5 Interior Design Ideas and Home Decor for Small Living Room

  1. Starting to see interior design – as interesting as combining clothes / thanks to your great work πŸ’–

  2. Superb quality video. I see your efforts into building up this channel . Your presentation improves a lots, also video editing is so intuitive! It helps me understand immediately.
    Keep it up!

  3. Is wall to wall mirror behind sofa in section of 2feet by 2 feet a good idea in a small living room .

  4. I am like this video very much ……!!!
    Thanks mam …. For sharing your knowledge it's very imp for mi…!! N keep shear .. more usefull information…. About id… Thanks one's again….

  5. Yet again an excellent video! Good to have endorsement of ideas I have already incorporated into my space, plus some new ones. I have read in the past that a mirror adjacent to a window will bounce off more light – point for discussion! Look forward to more videos:) x

  6. Thank you for all your ideas. Your channel is both informative and very helpful. I watched all your YouTube videos and enjoyed all of them. Keep doing what you're doing! πŸ‘

  7. Always love watching your videos……it always add knowledge. Can accent chairs be used as a dinning chairs…also plz make video on "how to select dinning table" for small space and stil the space look visually big

  8. Thank you Zahira.. what are your thoughts on adding textures or wallpapers on the walls? How about accent walls? Are they still in? Would love to see you do a video on this topic.. LOVE your aesthetic!

  9. Thank you for this insightful video. I would like to know for a small north facing living room, does neutrals also work? At the moment we have a white wall and light grey carpet with an L shaped sofa that’s a few shades darker than the carpet.

    I personally want to introduce plants to the room and a circular mirror on the wall behind the sofa. But my husband wants a wallpaper behind the tv (opposite the sofa) I think it would make the room look smaller and I don’t really like wallpapers cause I feel they sometimes look cheap.
    Please can you advice on how to go about this? Thank you so much for your videos again! I LOVE THEM πŸ€—

  10. I think a too big carpet makes the room smaller because you can not see the floor anymore … I think the more you see the floor, the bigger the room looks…

  11. Perfect topic, explained thoroughly but in an entertaining format. I cannot wait for your next programme. Could it be about bathrooms?πŸ€©πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈβœ¨πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  12. Thank you for the advice! The mirror trick might come especially in handy – my new living room is going to be a bit of an L shape and I've been a bit unsure what to do with it!

  13. Ottoman contradicts the leggy, transparent coffee table idea. Besides, so much of transparent furniture may add visual space and fool the eye, but adds nothing to the character of the room. Boring!

  14. Can you please tell me more about the art pieces to hang above the sofa. We have a 10 feet wide and 10 feet tall wall behind the sofa. Can we hang 3 feet by 4.5 feet painting or smaller ??

  15. Wish I knew how to make the most of my small living room that is pretty much cut in half by the placement of the front door…right in the middle of the front wall. I also have a fireplace and built in bookcase on the adjacent wall and a slanted opening in the wall across from the door where the stairs to the private space are. πŸ˜•

  16. Can you make a video on designing a clinic, what colour to be used, which type of light should be used?

  17. Very informative and helpful video. Thanks! As you welcome questions I have one – how do you incorporate big screen TV in a small living room? Do you make it an accent point or try and 'cover' it somehow?

  18. This is so great! I learned a lot from this video πŸ™‚ Could I understand more on what do you mean by choosing the right sofa "proportion" for my room? How do I know if my sofa is proportional to the room?

  19. Loved your video and was glad to see I was already on track with the legs on sofa layout. But could you please offer some advice with how to layout with lots of windows our whole kitchen- living- dining wall space is all fitted with windows and it’s a small room. I find it hard to place furniture.

  20. Really great tips! I'd love more suggestions for small spaces around the home. Especially a mixed space of home office/theatre. Like and followed!

  21. Beautiful tips, I have found really important information in a short video, thank you. My bedroom glass window opens to a garden ,how can I harmonise the interior of the room with the outside view?

  22. Cool…kindly give ideas for small to arrange sink,toilet,shower and washing machine in a square space.

  23. How to decorate a small foyer with shoe rack and a vertical window behind. I really wanted to post the picture but don’t know if I can

  24. Great, practical information. I have a rather large living room, approx 15×12' and just ordered the same rug you had in your video as the 'don't' example! Although my space isn't small, now I'm wondering if I made a bad design choice.

  25. The proportion point is helpful if you give some examples. 5 ft to 2 ft couch. Something like that is helpful. Just sayi g proportion does help if I don't have an idea what I am measuring against. Heavy, so appear huge is a great tip. You did a good job on side chair.

  26. Love all these beautiful tips! I'm redoing my living room. I just bought my new sofa and coffee table. Now I'm doing my chairs and rugs. I'm not sure if I should do 2 side chairs in my living room? The sofa is being made so I don't know if I should wait to get the pieces I ordered and then decide? Any suggestions would be appreciated so much. I just subscribed to your channel and your IG. Love your channel. Many Blessings with love, Patty πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ™πŸΌ

  27. I live in a small place and it is a multipurpose room, living room, dining and play area. It's rectangular shaped.

  28. Dear if I have a small room with red feature wall n rest grey walls so, can you make a video related with this combination decor n furniture ideas n also hw to make it more lightening as its quite dark and small room,,,thanks

  29. With children…. light colours are risky. Thanks for the advice. I am thinking of a muted turquoise colour for my living room with natural wood floor…. any ideas I can add on to that? My room is a 5m by 3m rectangle so I have made one part a living room and another part a homework computer station for the children…. It is an awkward room with 3 doors and one large window. Your tips helped except I am not fan of mirrors…..

  30. thank you for the tips and ideas this is so help full like us can you make a topic about interior curious selection and placement? may be you can add little more about the placement for the picture frames in side the home and apartment

  31. Hey I just got a new house and wondering how expensive the interiors designers are and I unable to afford it…
    I got a 2bhk of medium sized 800sqft and request you to make more videos on dinning room kitchen and kids bedroom with a major bedroom as well…
    In between I loved your video and planning to design by my own.
    Suggest me whether it would be great idea??

  32. I am definitely considering to choose interior design as my major in college but I am very confused on whether it suited me or not. I have a high sense of art, especially when it comes to decorating a room. I am just wondering do interior designers decorate rooms along with the points you mentioned? Can an interior designer be interior decorators at the same time?

  33. This video has really helped me organise my thoughts on how best to decorate my small narrow living room…it's so easy to stray from a plan when you are shopping and spoilt for choice …thanks for your super advise …I will be following your advise very carefully …its great to finally have a solid plan ! Thanks so much !

  34. This was so helpful. I am rethinking my livingrro, and this made it easier, specially since I was stucked with the details. You should do a series on interior design 101.

  35. Hi mam… I wnt to renovate my children study room bt i dont how above all the room is very small…plz share some πŸ’‘..

  36. I love your ideas, the way you explain everything is so clear and I think it's your attitude that makes me completely involved in the video. Looking forward for more videos 😁

  37. Theses are really good points! Do you think larger rectangle mirror will be better than circle shape mirror for the small living room?

  38. For any kind of interior work(home,office, kitchen) in delhi,NCR plz wats app me.9999794430.we hv best interior designer with us.

  39. Hello ma’am I have a orange color in living room wall please suggest me about furnitures,sofa,curtain colors

  40. Does living room and dining space go together or the idea of having a formal and an informal living room in same rectangular space works tooo ???
    To explain better say there is a room of dimensions 28ft by 14 ft and it bring divided into formal living room + informal living room with a TV
    Or formal living room + dining area ??

  41. Wow! That was so informative! Could you pls give me an option for dining space in a 130 sq. Ft. Living Area? Since the sofa, Tv unit and coffee table takes all the space.

  42. Thank you very much. I would ask you about the plants. If sun rays could not enter the home. How can I use natural plants ???

  43. U just helped me decidevo so many things n go the right route!!! Keep up the good work gurlπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  44. Hey, what color is still bright but you can't see the dirt on it a lot? Because we have in the house 2 litlle kids and I don't know how to choose the right colour.

  45. Thanks for the video, it is a lot helpful, I would appreciate it if you have the same video for bedroom, and if possible for a small studio apartment.
    Your videos are important cuz it relates with most of the people out there that can't afford a big place

  46. I like your videos i need some advise for a dressing room 4×4 painted in white and i will put a sofa and curtains but i dont know which color wil be as focal point thank you

  47. hello maam,,,i like my living room to be lightand airy..i just want a sofa…could u please give me tips to accomodate large no of guests in living room?And are darkfurnituresrecommended for white walls?thanku

  48. Hi,
    I have blush pink curtains and a carpet that's has nutural colour like light pink, nude and white.

    I want a classic modern living room look.
    What colour and type of sofa should get for my new home that would best complement my blush pink curtains and carpets?

    I would appreciate your help. Thanks

  49. Loved the video and the good example ! Thx you ! I have one question what would you suggest for Tv stand ? Thank you πŸ™‚

  50. Amazing skills and great designs. I and my family are your fan !!! I have recently bought a house and a bit confused on placement of Sofa in the living area because of some doors . Can I email you on your email address a small plan and you can give me tips on how to design it?

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