The living room is a versatile space in the house.There we receive guests, relax, work, and get together for family dinners. And for all this you need a place, which is so 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 have a great effect. Neutral colors As you know, neutral colors increase space. In addition, calm tones do not tire and create the right mood. But it is not at all necessary to limit yourself to white and beige. Try light gray, light blue, blue, pistachio, olive. It's important to find a color that you like. Complex of textures To make the living room in neutraltones didn't look monotonous, add texture! Wood, stone, brick, silk, skins and fur, metal - everything that the imagination suggests. Quick and easy: soft rug or rug, sofa cushions (but be careful - not too many!), Fabric hangings, wood shelves. Multiple light sources Lighting scenario inthe living room plays an important role. The light should be soft and calm. It is better if there are several multidirectional light sources in the living room: sconces, table lamps, lampshade on the table, floor lamps. Transparent elements Furniture and decor elements made ofglass and transparent materials are great for a small living room. Visually, they do not take up space, on the contrary, they make the room "light" and add space. The most obvious choice is a glass coffee table. But try not to stop there: shelves, home theater stands, lamps, vases - all of these might work. "Light"-looking 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. This is especially true for upholstered furniture: sofas and armchairs. A good choice is furniture with legs, non-trivial shapes and correct proportions. Versatility In a small living room, eachthe piece of furniture must be used to the maximum. It is good if the furniture moves easily (a table on wheels) and performs several functions at once (benches and poufs, a sofa without a back that can serve as a table). Hidden storage space When choosing furniture,Consider additional ones: a lower shelf in a coffee table, a storage box in a sofa, a mini-chest of drawers. All this will help to avoid clutter and not overload the room. Large mirror The mirror creates a deep space effect and adds light. Don't be afraid to put a large mirror in a small living room - when placed correctly, the room will appear larger. 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 wood or elegant glass? It is important that the table fits well with the style of your living room. Lack of a sofa Imagining a living room, wewe often see a traditional set: a sofa, a table, armchairs. And in vain. For a small living room, the absence of a sofa is a great way to free up space and get rid of unnecessary things. Try replacing the sofa with soft chairs, ottomans, bean bags, or pillows. Paintings and photographs Paintings and photographs,undoubtedly, they create coziness and make the living room individual. But here it is 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 in a group,moving it closer to one of the corners of the room, but not close to the wall. First, it's a way to create a mini seating area inside the living room. Secondly, this will help to focus on one part of the room without overloading the rest of the space. Ceiling accent An unusual ceiling draws attention to itself and visually draws the room vertically. It can be accentuated by lighting or by choosing colors and textures. Draperies Fabric draperies on windows makeliving room above and blend well with other textures, be it wood, stone or glass. For a small living room, drapery shouldn't be too complicated. Natural colors and laconic shapes work best. Library wall Separate shelves and shelves withmagazines, books and knickknacks can be replaced with one large element: a wall with shelves or an open cabinet. This will help you group the little details of your decor and prevent them from taking over the entire space.