Decorating the Small Apartment Living Room may seem like a challenge. Pieces usually found in a living room may not work in an apartment living room, because they take up too much space. Downsizing and painting the walls another color can help. Creating an illusion of more space can make a small living room seem much larger.
Paint the small living room in a light shade to create an illusion of more space. Bright colors make the room look bigger, compared to dark colors, which can make a room seem small. Choose curtains that are light or pastel. Consider making them clean, as well. Light, airy colors and fabrics make a room look larger, partly because they let in more daylight. This means fewer shadows, which can make a room feel closed. Hang a variety of mirrors on the walls of your small living room apartment. Mirrors seem to expand the space and reflect light, which shines in the living room.
Replace full-size furniture and over-sized pieces in the room with your living room furniture that takes up less space. For example, change your traditional sofa for a sofa. Replace overstuffed armchairs with one or two side chairs. Remove coffee table from living room apartment. Coffee tables can take up a lot of floor space, which a small living room apartment does not have. Place small lamps on the end tables in the living room. Small lights keep the room in scale while serving their utilitarian purposes.