The living room is a universal space in the house. There we receive guests, relax, work, gather for family dinners. And for all this, you need a place that is often lacking. How to make a small living room spacious and comfortable? We offer 15 interesting ideas. Regardless of the size, the living room should be cozy. But this does not mean at all - traditional. Experiment: even one small change can give an excellent effect. Neutral colors As you know, a neutral color gamut increases the space. In addition, calm tones do not tire and create the right mood. But it's not necessary to be limited to white and beige. Try light gray, blue, blue, pistachio, olive shades. It is important to find the color that you like. Complex textures To the living room in neutraltones did not look monotonous, add textures! Wood, stone, brick, silk, skins and fur, metal - all that will prompt imagination. Quick and simple: a soft plaid or carpet, cushions (but beware - not too much!), Fabric draperies, shelves made of wood. Multiple light sources Scenario lighting inliving room plays an important role. The light should be soft and calm. It is better if in the living room there are several differently directed sources of light: sconces, table lamps, lamp shades on the table, floor lamps. Transparent items Furniture and decor elements fromglass and transparent materials are great for a small living room. Visually, they do not occupy space, on the contrary - they make the room "easy" and add space. The most obvious choice is a glass coffee table. But try not to limit yourself: shelves, a stand for a home theater, lamps, vases - all this can come up. "Light" -looked furniture Size and shape of furniture -it is very important. Choose furniture so that it does not "press" on the interior and does not occupy the entire room. Especially it concerns soft furniture: sofas and armchairs. A good choice - furniture on legs, non-regular shapes and the right proportions. Multifunctionality In a small living roomeach piece of furniture should be used as much as possible. Well, if the furniture is easy to move (table on wheels) and performs several functions at once (footstools and pouffes, a sofa without a backrest, which can serve as a table). Hidden storage space Choosing furniture,think over additional: the bottom shelf in a coffee table, a box for storage in a sofa, a mini chest of drawers. All this will help to avoid confusion and not overload the room. Large mirror Mirror creates the effect of "deep" space and adds light. Do not be afraid to put a large mirror in the small living room - if the room is properly positioned, the room will seem bigger. Small table Small coffee tableSaves space and is suitable for evening coffee and friendly gatherings. When choosing a table, pay attention to different shapes and materials: rough or elegant glass? It is important that the table fits well in the style of your living room. Absence of a sofa Presenting a drawing room, weoften see the traditional set: sofa, table, chairs. And in vain. For a small living room, the absence of a sofa is a great way to make room and get rid of excess. Try to replace the sofa with soft chairs, padded stools, bin bags or pillows. Pictures and photos Pictures and photos,undoubtedly, create a cosiness and make the living room an individual. But it's important not to overdo it. , so as not to create a mess. Focus on one important detail (picture, photo) and decide in advance where it will be. Grouping furniture Arrange the furniture group,Moving it closer to one of the corners of the room, but not close to the wall. Firstly, it is a way to create a mini-zone for recreation inside the living room. Secondly, this will help to focus on one part of the room, without overloading the rest of the space. Emphasis on the ceiling The unusual ceiling attracts attention and visually draws the room vertically. You can focus on lighting or choosing colors and textures. Draperies Fabric drapes on the windows makeThe living room is higher and blends well with other textures, whether it be wood, stone or glass. For a small living room, drapery should not be too complicated. Natural colors and concise shapes are best. Wall-library Separate shelves and shelves withmagazines, books and trinkets can be replaced by one large element: a wall with shelves or an open cabinet. So you group the little details of the decor and do not let them capture the whole space.