If you have been battling to free up space in your small living room, you may be wondering how to make the best use of the space you have. While there are many ways to make your living room look larger, the most effective space savvy solutions typically do not take as much effort or investment as you may have thought. One of the biggest mistakes that many make when trying to maximise is underestimating the role played by storage solutions.

You may think that you need less stuff, which is not completely wrong. Minimal spaces always tend to appear larger, after all. With that said, by thinking carefully about how you will store books, decor and other items, you can add a great deal of space to even the tiniest small living room.

Creating More Space in a Small Living Room

Today, we are sharing just three easy ways on how you can create more space in a small living room. Here are a few ideas to consider for your small lounge.

Reduce clutter and chaos.

4You Storage Chest Set

Clutter can all too quickly take up room in a smaller space, causing living areas to seem even more cramped. One way to reduce the clutter and regain control of your space is to invest in an affordable & modular storage solution that keeps everything tidied away neatly. The Vox 4You Storage Chests feature various colour options of cubes that come in two different sizes. Stack them easily using the handy buckles and create a room that suits your needs. Using any kind of wooden storage boxes can quickly create a lovely focal point that holds your goodies neatly. This type of unit is compact and stylish, blending into your space effortlessly without taking up too much room.

Make use of corners.

Vox Lori Harmonica Bookcase Expanded

If not much floorspace is available, you could also use the corners of your room wisely to create more space. Multifunctional shelving units that can expand, contract or slot in around a corner such as the Lori Harmonica Bookcase can be a great way to solve various space issues within different areas. Worried about moving to your next house? Don’t stress when you have adaptable furniture!  Other shelving options to look out for are matching modular units that can be used on their own, or alongside other bookcases. With a sleek finish and compact shape, modular bookcase will fit into a corner unobtrusively, offering a place to keep books, decor and treasures without taking up valuable wall space. Look out for laminated board finishes which are durable and easy to clean.

Free up floor space.

ArtworkFinally, another simple trick to create the illusion of space is to use wall storage. The Simple Wall Shelf with Hooks hangs on your wall, out of the way. This means that you don’t have to free up any floor space. Instead, you can use available wall space to keep books, throws, decor and essentials. This shelf works especially in open plan living areas when placed near the entryway, with handy hooks that can be used to hang jackets, umbrellas, bags and other items.

Choose the solution that is best suited to your needs, and you will soon find that your small living room makes the best use of the space you have available.

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