All living rooms can become havens of relaxation and socialising, and regardless of size, all you need are a few tips and tricks to create a space that’s comfortable and relaxing for you. From choosing the paint or wallpaper for the walls, to picking out furniture and home accessories, we’ll help you get started!

Stick to light colours

At wilko we recommend planning your space with a mood board. With a small room you don’t want to introduce too many textures and colours, so planning your room will help make sure you choose the right colours, accessories, lighting and the different textures.

As a starting point, using neutral colours to achieve a light and airy look is perfect for a smaller room. How about going for brilliant white paint and jazzing it up with a light pink feature wall – our durable raspberry meld shade is great for a feature wall. The two colours compliment each other brilliantly; the neutral paint colour keeps the room light, and the pink adds personality and colour without being too overbearing in a small space.

Complementary furniture

Carefully selected furniture can transform a smaller living room space but you don’t want to over complicate things and add lots of unnecessary bulky pieces. A few useful and space-saving furniture items will make all the difference.

Not enough space for a larger sofa? Two-seater sofas are great for small spaces, and grey sofa shades help to complement any colour scheme. If you have lots of clutter that needs tidying away then an ottoman is a great way to hide things in style. Try and match your furniture or wall colour to help blend in.

Once the furniture is sorted, save space by putting your TV flat to the wall with our multi TV bracket.

The finishing touches

Lighting is another saviour for smaller spaces. Light pendants and shades will have a fantastic impact on a room but won’t take up any floor space. Wider light shades mean that more light will fill the room. Our vintage pendant lights have a classic style and will bathe your living room in a warm glow.



For a simple way to create an illusion of space, mirrors are your best friend as they give depth to a room. Our flared mirrors will look great in small spaces. And if you can hang the mirror on a wall opposite your windows, natural light will reflect back into even the darkest of spaces.

Hopefully we have given you some inspiration for making the most out of your living room space no matter the size of the room. You don’t have to sacrifice on style and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either.

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