7 Ways To Prevent Visual Clutter In a Small Living Room

A small living room may be limited by its size, but designed with thoughtfulness and few tricks, you can make the space feel larger than it is while maintaining a cozy feel. Keeping a small living room clutter free is a matter of designating spaces for items, keeping them in their proper places and a little bit of upkeep.


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The old mantra ‘a place for everything, and everything in its place’ is more important than ever in a small space, because if something doesn’t have a place, its place is going to be a countertop or tabletop or a floor, and in a small apartment, once you have a few things on the floor the whole place starts to feel a little cluttered.

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The problem with clutter is that it tends to expand, slowly, sneakily, so you need to go on the offensive. Besides just having a space for everything, it’s smart to also have a few extra spaces.

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Create a brighter space in your small living room via lighting. Both natural and artificial lighting can be employed to achieve the desired effect. Allow natural lighting to come in through the windows to brighten the space.

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Keep the furniture pieces and floors simple to keep it visually clutter-free. Shelves, plants and other furnishings atop slim.

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Create storage spaces for everything that goes into the living room, for example with this mini bar you can organize your glasses and drinks.

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Wall-hung organizers and shelves are your new best friends. If you own something and it exists in three-dimensional space, you can probably store or hang it on the wall somehow.

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