Decorating a Small Living Room with Style

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Decorating a small living room with style. Our best tips for a small and cozy living room.

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Houses and apartments are getting smaller and smaller. In large cities, square metres are being drastically reduced and, as a result, the number of rooms available is also being reduced. In this context, the living room is often sacrificed and combined with the kitchen at the risk of losing welcome and even style. Let’s see then some tips for decorating a small living room with style!

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Multipurpose decoration

It’s the must for every season, indeed furniture and decorative objects have different functions. This not only saves space, but you can also change the decoration every time you get tired without your pocket suffering. For example poufs which can be turned into little benches or low stools which can be turned into coffee tables.

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Product in the picture:  Elephant Pouf

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Product in the picture:  Tab Stool

Another possibility is to buy a TV cabinet that incorporates drawers or shelves, so you can use it as a space saver. As for accessories, there are glass glasses that serve as vases, candle holders or ice buckets. If you have a wicker basket, you can use it to store blankets, pillows, magazines or anything else that comes to mind.

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Product in the pictures:  Edge Cabinet

Choose small but comfortable sofas

The huge sofas with multiple seats occupy an entire corner of the room, if not more. Even an L-shaped sofa is a nuisance for small spaces: it recharges the room too much and leaves no room for other things. One or even two small coloured sofas will be a winning choice!

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Product in the picture:  Party Sofa

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Product in the picture:  Barnaby Sofa

A great way to use the space is to combine the sofa with one or more poufs so that it acts as an extra place that you can move from one room to another in case of need.

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Products in the pictures:  Chat Pouf

Light, neutral and pastel colours

Light colours,  in pastel and neutral tones give a sense of spaciousness and luminosity. They represent a safe bet for a small living room. If you want to give a touch of more vivid color, take advantage of fabrics and accessories such as cushions, lampshades, blankets or carpets and place them in strategic points of the room. This way, you won’t overload the space and break with the monotony.

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Products in the pictures:  Copla Sofa Copla Armchair

Playing with lighting

In a small living room, lighting is your best ally. If your room is provided with windows, take advantage of the natural light that comes in and do not use shutters or dark curtains. Also, do not put large furniture in front of the windows.

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Product in the picture:  Rew Sofa

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Product in the picture:  Float Sofa

For what concerns the artificial light, it’s always better to avoid putting extravagant ceiling lamps that make your living room smaller. Use table lamps or floor lamps at strategic points, such as next to the sofa or on a coffee table, so that everything is in harmony and space remains free in the center of the room.

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Product in the picture:  Obi Sofa

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Product in the picture:  Tonella Sofa

Central and side coffee tables

Coffee tables and side tables are of great help in the case of small living rooms: they can serve as a small central table or be placed on the sides of the sofa to rest things.

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Product in the picture:  Dumbbell Side Table

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Product in the picture:  Tortuga Side Table

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Product in the picture:  La Isla Coffee Table

Bookcases to exploit the heights

For a small living room, order and cleanliness are essential. Also verticality. The more shelves or vertical furniture you use, the more space you have. As small as a living room, playing with heights is very useful to get the most out of the floor space, especially in long rooms where there is more chance that any furniture, floor plan or accessory will stay in the middle of the room.

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Product in the picture:  Climb Bookcase

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Product in the picture:  Crash Bookcase

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Product in the picture:  Shelf Tower Bookcase

 

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room

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The Guide for a Perfect Living Room. How to choose the right furniture and how to arrange them to better furnish the space.

 

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The living room represents the heart of the house, indeed, it is the image. It is the environment in which we spend the most time, in which we meet with friends and relatives, where we sit down for moments of relaxation in front of the TV or with a good book. Yet, even if we take it for granted that there are furnishings to be included, it is not at all easy to create the room we have in mind. In our living room there will be sofas and armchairs, cupboards, shelves, tables and paintings, but how do we advance in the choice of furniture and how do we distribute them in the environment to get a good result? What follows is a small, well thought-out guide for a perfect living room.

 

The Sofa:

 

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The sofa is the essential element of any living room. Normally it is the first thing you buy and it is the key element for the choice of the rest of the furniture. However, before you can even buy your beloved model, you need to talk about measures here. Let’s start by saying that usually a single sofa is enough and that it will have to fit into a room along with other furniture. The sofa must be in proportion to the size of the room and oversized models must be avoided even when space is at a premium. In these cases it is preferable to opt for two smaller sofas, with two or two and a half seats: they will better define the relaxation area and will be more practical and functional.

 

Recommended Sofas:

 

Lem Sofa

Lem Sofa Miniforms, designed by Francesco Beghetto, is a soft and a sinuous collection composed by two sofas, an armchair and an ottoman; the tubular structure with the aid of straps, is fully covered in fabric without using foams. The soft seat cushions and backrest on the shell fabric to ensure maximum comfort. A nice detail is the new foot in wood that enriches the Lem Sofa Miniforms collection. The new base fits on the existing one and, consequently, can be managed as “after sales” option.
It’s possible to choose the structure in beech wood or in aniline wood.

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Sumo Sofa

Sumo Sofa Sancal, designed by Yonoh for Sancal is a collection of two decorative elements: an armchair and a sofa. The designer was inspired by the contrast between the powerful silhouette of sumo wrestlers and the light wooden clogs that they use to and from the ring (dohyō). Sumo Sofa Sancal is characterized by strong curves and reduced dimensions that make it ideal for the decoration of public applications. The structure is made of ash wood available in a wide selection of finishings, from the natural shades to the vibrant colours.The sofa can be coated in fabric in a wide choice of colours. The covers can’t be removed.

 

 

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Xray Sofa

Xray Sofa La Chance can be defined as a work on the architecture of a sofa, indeed its internal structure is exposed and revealed,creating also a surprising ergonomics and comfort. In this way the sofa shows different personalities according to whether it is viewed from the front, the side or the back.  The structure is made of metal and is available in white and black or in red and blue colours. Coating is available in fabric in a wide choice of colours. Thanks to its unique and original design Xray Sofa La Chance can be inserted inside a house as well as in public areas.

 

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Armchairs, chairs and stools:

 

 

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Choosing a comfortable but not bulky sofa allows you to complete the conversation area and TV with other chairs, such as armchairs or chairs, that furnish and come in handy when you receive guests. If the space is not sufficient to accommodate one or two armchairs of the same model as the sofa, you can opt for armchairs or chairs recovered from family furniture that will give the environment warmth and personality. Although not suitable for long breaks of relaxation, inserting one or more stools is the clever and practical idea to have, in a small space, small countertops for magazines or remote controls, and at the same time additional seats.

 

Recommended Armchairs:

 

Fedele Armchair

 

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Fedele, designed by Victor Carrasco for Viccarbe, is an elegant and modern collection that includes an armchair, a sofa and a pouf.
Thanks to its balanced proportions and its versatile appearance, this collection is ideal for the domestic and commercial markets, indeed Fedele is perfect for the decoration of hotels, cafes, lobbies but also of  living rooms or waiting rooms.
The internal structure in solid wood is covered  in non-deformable polyurethane foam and polyester fibre.
Coating is available in a wide selection of fabrics and leathers.

 

Grasso Armchair

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Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Armchair Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its enveloping and particular backrest. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Armchair is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Nido Armchair

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The Nido Armchair Sancal was designed by Rafa García who created a comfortable and modern collection composed by 6 dining chairs and 4 armchairs. The entire collection is characterized by the enveloping backrest that invites to relax and rest. Available in two different sizes, the Nido Armchair Sancal results an excellent solution for the decoration of luxury and modern living rooms but also of office spaces. The armchair’s versatility can be found in the feet options: in ash wood (available in 19 different colours) or in the metal version, in matte black epoxy finishing. The upholstery is available in fabric or leather in a wide choice of elegant colours. The Nido Armchair can be choosen also with zip that lets the user to remove upholstery.

 

Recommended Stools:

 

Grasso Stool

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Grasso Stool Barcelona Design was designed by Stephen Burks who created an “overflowing” collection composed by an armchair, a footstool and a stool. The word that best define the Grasso collection is ultra comfort; indeed Grasso Stool Barcelona Design invites the user to sit and relax thanks to its soft and particular seat. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the most luxurious touch of the skin. The Grasso Stool is available in a wide choice of structures and upholstery colors.

 

Pion Stool

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The Pion Stool Sancal takes part of the large Pion Family composed by dining tables, side tables and a stylish stool.
The Pion Stool is available with lacquered wood base in 5 elegant colours. The top comes in natural or shadow finishings. The seat is available in leather (not removable).

 

Tembo Stool

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Tembo Stool La Chance was designed by Note Design Studio that created an original and modern bar stool insertable in both residential and professional spaces. The Tembo Stool is characterized by a wood metal body combined with a cork seat. The designer took the inspiration from the African tam-tams -Tembo, that means elephant coot in swahili and from the Memphis group of the 80s aesthetics. Tembo Stool La Chance is available in two different heights and in two different finishings: black body and mat black metal structure or coloured body (combination of green, blue, orange, yellow) and shiny lacquered orange structure.

 

The Coffee Table:

 

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Another essential element of the living room is the coffee table. This useful table becomes an opportunity to characterize the space and give strength and originality to the room: just observe a few rules. Choose an original model, which is in agreement with the rest of the furniture or that breaks with it; always opt for a low model: it will not “fall out” with the sofa and will be more practical to rest on books, vases and anything else. Or, when you have enough space, we can replace the classic front table with a comfortable pouf. It will act as a top and an extra seat, creating an elegant and modern aesthetic solution.

 

Recommended Coffee Tables:

 

Pinocchio Coffee Table

 

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Pinocchio Coffee Table Miniforms, designed by Giopato E Coombes, is a elegant coffee table that plays down the standard role of the living room table. The sober and elegant aspect is enhanced by the new finishes, allowing to the item to be adaptable to bourgeoise furnishing solutions. The top is made in turned metal and is available in various lacquered colours; the legs comes in solid wood, in three different finishings: wood beech, wood aniline black and wood aniline blue.

 

Porcino Coffee Table

 

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Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms is a modern coffee table available in two different sizes. The top is available veneered by horizontally sliced oak tree and the legs are made of steel rod. This combination of materials gives to Porcino Coffee Table Miniforms a young and elegant look. It’s possible to choose the structure among a choice of six different colours, also in the metal bronze finishing.

 

Diamond Pouf

 

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Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch designed by Pieter Jamart for Sixinch is a versatile pouf with an original and modern design that is suitable for bedrooms, bars, libraries or living rooms. It is characterized by the diamond pattern that gives a touch of elegancy to the environment. It is made of a special polyurethane foam produced in Belgium. Thanks to this high resistant material Diamond Pouf 1 Sixinch is suitable also for outdoors. It’s possible to choose among a wide selection of vibrant colours.

 

The Rug:

 

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It may sound strange, but furnishing your living room starting from the carpet can help us to get on the right track right away. The carpet, in fact, delimits the space within and around which the seats and accessory furnishings will be placed, creating a mesh within which it will be easier to organize all the elements. In addition, the carpets can act as a focal point when in counterpoint to the style of other furnishings. Avoid carpets that are small in relation to the proportions of the relaxation area; a carpet that is large enough will give importance to the entire living room.

 

Recommended Rugs:

 

Cuadros Rug

 

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Cuadros Rug Nanimarquina is a classic piece of the Spanish company catalogue. Totally handmade in India it is composed by twenty different colours that, mixed together, create an unique and surprising visual impact. The colours form a magic checkerboard of vibrant colours that create a rhythmic sensation of movement. This design, born from a seemingly random combination of shades, actually follows a very specific linear sequence. The Cuadros Rug is available in various sizes and it’s suitable for the decoration of any room and space.

 

Estambul Rug

 

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The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina, was designed by Javier Mariscal who created a modern and exclusive design rug suitable for wide and bright living rooms. The design was inspired by the basic outline of the classic Persian rug. Using this concept as a starting point, the design is updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics, synthesizing East and West, placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product.  The Estambul Rug Nanimarquina is handmade and it is available in three different sizes in the Black on White finishing.

 

Rangoli Rug

 

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This is another masterpiece of Nanimarquina collection: Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina. It took the ispiration from Rangoli, a Hindu floral design with a long historic tradition: it is a welcome symbol which provides protection or offers good luck. The pattern is normally composed of flower petals, leaves, coloured powders, rice flour, and other elements that act as a vehicle for decoration. It’s charm and discreet elegancy make it perfect for the decoration of hallways, large living rooms and, in the smaller version, of bed rooms. Rangoli Rug Nanimarquina is available round in shape, in three different sizes.

 

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