45 Small Cozy Living Room Design Ideas (Photo Gallery)

Updated on October 11, 2022

Your living room is a combination of a place to showcase your style to everyone and a place of relaxation. Finding a balance between looks and functionality is your concern. Living rooms are made to be lived in, and we know how difficult it can be to get it right. If you are dealing with a smaller living room space, the challenges can be even greater.

We want to help you turn those challenges into an opportunity. Below, you will find 45 brilliant ideas for how to arrange and decorate smaller living rooms. The styles range from traditional to contemporary, so we are sure you will find something to love. Take your time and get out your notebook!

Small Living Room Design Ideas

1. Classic Beauty

The darker color for these cabinets is the perfect fit for this living room. It blends well with the patterns of the carpet and pillows, bringing a comfort to the whole room.

2. Contemporary Shelving

This room clearly soaks in the natural light and is designed to take advantage of that. You have plenty of shelf space for all of your books and decor.

3. Traditional Beach

The white wooden walls bring a sense of a traditional beach house to this room. With the fireplace and darker color, there is a warmth throughout the room.

4. Great Color Patterns

With a classic design around the fireplace, including an elegant mirror, this room uses blue wonderfully. The patterned rug brings character to the room.

5. Modern Comfort

This smaller space is complete, giving you all of your living room needs. Watch some television as you kick back on the couch. The lighter colors bring the room to life.

6. Contemporary Decor

The creative and modern decor works perfectly in this room. The table is classy and contemporary, blending perfectly with the patterned rug.

7. Life Photographs

This room, black and white save for the splash of green, uses photographs to bring it character. With an open design, this is a great place to relax.

8. Functional Beauty

You can still have functionality, even in a smaller space. This living room adjusts to meet the needs you have, from a roll out desk to a sink for your drinks.

9. Dine and Relax

This living room blends seamlessly with the dining nook. Grab a bite to eat then head over to relax on the couch, all in the natural light shining in.

10. Natural Light Relaxation

You have a comfortable place to lay back when you want a rest. Grab a book from the bookshelf and sit by the windows and enjoy the day.

11. Vibrant Colors

Let your personality shine in your living room. Vibrant colors can really spruce up the environment, just like they do here.

12. Open Environment

This living room is open and connected to the rest of the house. No matter where you are, you can always get here easily to relax.

13. Classic Blend

This living room takes some classic looks and makes them modern. The patterns mesh well together and the blue wall works well with the chevron hardwood floor.

14. Reading Space

This room is positioned to give you great natural light while you kick back and read your favorite books. The blues used throughout bring the room to life.

15. New Styles

With a modern design, this living room seems open thanks to the large sliding glass door. The natural light shines in while you relax watching your favorite television shows.

16. Bold Colors

This room goes for a bold and sophisticated look and it works well. The designs will make you think of a classic early 1900s look.

17. Hardwood Perfection

This room uses a light style that is enhanced perfectly by the hardwood floor and furniture pieces. The cubbies for the decor are wonderful, giving you plenty of room.

18. Entertainment in Mind

This kind of living room is created with one thing in mind – to entertain. The theater style is perfect for family and friends and is always fun to come into.

19. Window Delight

The faux brick wall in this living room makes the whole space look larger, especially when coupled with the large windows that overlook the city. The color scheme here is simple and fun.

20. Black and White Designs

Created to have an elegant, high-class feel, this living room is modern and stylish. It is not overcrowded and has a color scheme that makes everything stand out.

21. Bold Blues

The shades of blue used in this room work together to create a bold environment that is tied together in the natural light that shines in.

22. Contemporary Architecture

This living room is a great blend minimal style and modern architecture. The decor works really well with the hardwood shelved and stairs.

23. Bold Hardwood Style

Dark and elegant, that is the style used here. This space breathes a bold sophistication that will let you entertain your friends and family in style.

24. Welcome to the Tropics

When you want  a tropical theme, go all out. The plant life takes the day here and your birds will love the natural light.

25. Quaint Country

This living room takes a charming country feel, gives it a bright update, and keeps it warm with a fireplace. Sit back and bask in the natural light while you relax.

26. Easy Designs

The decor style of this room is contemporary, with a fantastic table accented by a great rug underneath. The decor is simple and the natural light shows it all off.

27. Plant Decor

Let the plant life steal the show in your living room. The succulents work well in this room and the wood pallet table is a special addition.

28. Modern Furniture

This glossy hardwood floor in this living room blends really well with the modern furniture and decor. This room takes a classy style and makes it feel like home.

29. Simple Partition

When you have a smaller space that blends into other areas of the house, a simple partition like this can make the room feel larger.

30. Colorful Decor

Your living room should be a space that your personality shines through. This colorful living room has fantastic decor and wonderful patterns, all making for a fun environment.

31. Eclectic Styles

This is a fun living room, taking advantage of many different types of style. Best described as bohemian, you will feel alive in this space.

32. Warm and Entertaining

With a great hardwood floor to base the room off of, this space is sure to be kept warm thanks to this contemporary fireplace.

33. Light and Lively

With light allowed in from all sides of this living room, this is the perfect place to relax in. With comfortable furniture and wonderful plant decor, this could be your room.

34. Abstract Style

Take a look at how well this room blends the colors from the pillows to the artwork. With a neutral gray backdrop, it really helps the color stand out.

35. Easy Fit

This room is wonderful n large part to the darker hardwood floor. It is matched by the wooden shelving and the easy artwork on the walls.

36. Blues Around

Blending seamlessly from the kitchen to the living room, the blue theme makes this space come to life. With a nice hardwood floor as a base, the decor possibilities here are endless.

37. High and Stylish

This room has a high ceiling, rising right to the overlooking bedroom. Relax here in a slightly retro styled space.

38. Bright and Warm

With simple and light decor to match the walls, you will be kept warm all year around with this fireplace. The hardwood floor is the perfect base for this room.

39. Beautiful Patterns

The patterns in this room make the whole space wonderful. With blues and reds at work here, the natural light shine in to make a comfortable environment.

40. Darker Wonder

With darker walls, you can really take advantage of lighter furniture to create beautiful contrasts. The art work is simple and powerful, perfect for this space.

41. Open Floor Plan

This living room has an open floor plan and uses creative decor to fill the spaces. With a chevron style hardwood floor and a darker wall for contrast, the style here is great.

42. Comfortably Modern

With a darker hardwood floor to blend with the lighter neutral colors of this room, you have plenty of space to kick back and relax here.

43. Traditional Setting

When you have a room surrounded by windows like this one, all you have to do is make a comfortable space inside. The old style fireplace is perfect for keeping this room warm.

44. Patterns and Style

Your eyes will be drawn to the bold pattern on the carpet that matches this whole room perfectly. This room exudes a sophisticated style that brings the elegance.

45. Minimal Beauty

This room is simple and uncluttered by decor. The fireplace will keep you warm as you marvel at the great symmetrical style of the room.
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