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Small Living Room Design Photos

Harbourside Chic
Harbourside Chic
Xclusiv Built Projects
Cosy little living room with views to ceiling hung fireplace.
Small contemporary formal open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, light hardwood floors, a hanging fireplace, a freestanding tv and brown floor.
Old Be-al
Old Be-al
FMD Architects
Underpinning our design notions and considerations for this home were two instinctual ideas: that of our client’s fondness for ‘Old Be-al’ and associated desire for an enhanced connection between the house and the old-growth eucalypt landscape; and our own determined appreciation for the house’s original brickwork, something we hoped to celebrate and re-cast within the existing dwelling. While considering the client’s brief of a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house, our design managed to reduce the overall footprint of the house and provide generous flowing living spaces with deep connection to the natural suburban landscape and the heritage of the existing house. The reference to Old Be-al is constantly reinforced within the detailed design. The custom-made entry light mimics its branches, as does the pulls on the joinery and even the custom towel rails in the bathroom. The dynamically angled ceiling of rhythmically spaced timber cross-beams that extend out to an expansive timber decking are in dialogue with the upper canopy of the surrounding trees. The rhythm of the bushland also finds expression in vertical mullions and horizontal bracing beams, reminiscent of both the trunks and the canopies of the adjacent trees.
EAST EXCHANGE DARLINGHURST
EAST EXCHANGE DARLINGHURST
GRAY&Co Design
Photographer : Pablo Veiga
Small contemporary open concept living room in Sydney with grey walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Alexandria Home
Alexandria Home
Lauren Keenan Home
Design and styling by: Lauren Keenan Photo by: Nat Spadavecchia
Small scandinavian open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Timeless Sub-Penthouse
Timeless Sub-Penthouse
Cordony Group
Inspiration for a small contemporary living room in Sydney with grey walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Cremorne Point
Cremorne Point
Bawtree Design | Architecture + Interiors
Design ideas for a small contemporary living room in Sydney.
Little Richardson
Little Richardson
Mcmahon and Nerlich
Living room makes the most of the light and space and colours relate to charred black timber cladding
Design ideas for a small industrial open concept living room in Melbourne with white walls, concrete floors, a wood stove, a concrete fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv, grey floor and wood.
The Cabana
The Cabana
Heliconia
Interiors designed by Heliconia. Indigo cabinetry with polished brass handles, large format grey tiling, timber panelling and natural features.
Photo of a small beach style open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Eastwood Apartment
Eastwood Apartment
Hosking Interior Design
The clients artwork was incorporated into a neutral scheme. All of the Lounge furniture was new and selected for the space.
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Adelaide with white walls, a wall-mounted tv, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Burnley House
Burnley House
Bryant Alsop Architects
Rhiannon Slatter
Photo of a small contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with medium hardwood floors, a two-sided fireplace, a brick fireplace surround, brown floor, white walls and a wall-mounted tv.
Property Styling
Property Styling
Loft Interiors
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with grey walls, light hardwood floors, a freestanding tv and beige floor.
Stradbroke St
Stradbroke St
Velvet Design
Interior design and selection. Staged to sell. Timber Slat Screen
Design ideas for a small contemporary enclosed living room in Gold Coast - Tweed with ceramic floors.
Clontarf 02
Clontarf 02
Watershed Design
Inspiration for a small contemporary loft-style living room in Sydney with concrete floors, a wall-mounted tv, timber and wood walls.
Modern Minimal Lux - Emerald Island
Modern Minimal Lux - Emerald Island
A Better Box
Photography by BRWM Gold Coast Styling by A Better Box Property Styling Furniture supplied by Domayne Hire QLD Build by Kenins Developments
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Gold Coast - Tweed with porcelain floors and grey floor.
St Kilda East
St Kilda East
The Den Interiors
Suzi Appel Photography
Design ideas for a small beach style formal enclosed living room in Melbourne with white walls, no fireplace, brown floor and medium hardwood floors.
Gardenvale Project Hamptons Style Open Plan Living and Family Room
Gardenvale Project Hamptons Style Open Plan Living and Family Room
Destination Living
Design ideas for a small contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with blue walls, dark hardwood floors, no tv and brown floor.
Argyle Place
Argyle Place
Sartorial Interiors
Photo of a small eclectic living room in Sydney.
Bondi Palm Springs Apartment
Bondi Palm Springs Apartment
KCreative Interiors
Palm Springs Vibe with transitional spaces. This project required bespoke open shelving, office nook and extra seating at the existing kitchen island. This relaxed, I never want to leave home because its so fabulous vibe continues out onto the balcony where the homeowners can relax or entertain with the breathtaking Bondi Valley and Ocean view. The joinery is seamless and minimal in design to balance out the Palm Springs fabulousness. All joinery was designed by KCreative Interiors and custom made at Swadlings Timber and Hardware Timber Finish: American Oak
Fremantle House
Fremantle House
Sorensen Architects
semi open living area with warm timber cladding and concealed ambient lighting
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Perth with concrete floors, grey floor, beige walls and wood walls.
Abels House - living room
Abels House - living room
Streefland Homes and Developments
Anjie Blair
Small contemporary open concept living room in Other with white walls, carpet and grey floor.

When it comes to considering small living room ideas, making the most of your space can seem like an impossible task. But even if you are limited with the size of your living room, there are still plenty of ways to arrange it and make it functional as well as pretty. Below, you will find images of small living room ideas for apartments and houses that you can use as a reference when decorating.

If you already know what you want, use the filters to find exactly what you are looking for. Select colour, floor type or even TV setup to narrow down your selection of pictures. When it comes to designing a small living room, there’s a few things you want to keep in mind:

Use The Windows

Being limited by the size of the actual room means that you must get creative and use all the good features of your apartment to make it look larger. One of those little tricks is the use of natural light. If you place the couch next to your window and let the sunlight in, your pace will feel a lot more airy and open. As a general rule, avoid darker-shade curtains and opt for lighter colours and textures throughout so you don’t block out the natural light.

Pick A Large Rug

Bold patterns on a larger rug will give your room a more spacious feeling. This can even turn into a theme you can use to decorate the rest of your apartment. If you combine it with a corner sofa, you will get a more compact and cozy space that is visually larger than it would be with a regular couch.

White Walls

Painting the walls white or any other bright colour can open up a small living room and you won’t have the feeling of the walls closing in on you. It can be a great idea to put a large painting on these white walls and make it the centrepiece of the room - it’ll add a sense of greatness and its actual size will not be an issue any longer!

While browsing the Houzz photo gallery, pay attention to which styles you like. If you find yourself saving the same images over and over, check out which interior designer is behind the work - maybe they’re closeby and you can hire them directly to design yours!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 36,802 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Bawtree Design | Architecture + Interiors and Cordony Group. Look through living room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small living room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.