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If you have a small living space, there’s not much you can do about longing for enough seating to accommodate all your guests or a space large enough to fit that extra-large couch you’ve been eyeing. However, you can make your living room appear larger with a few visual decorating tricks.


“By making your small living room feel larger, you remove the feeling of claustrophobia,” says Emma Kemper, principal designer at Emma Beryl Interiors in New York City. “It will create a positive, emotional change in your state of mind.” To make your living room seem larger and feel as good as it looks, consider these four tips from Kemper: