Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

Hello friends! I am so excited to be joining in on Marty’s spring home tour. I don’t know about you guys, but things around here are starting to feel a teensy bit back to normal, and doing a home tour definitely helps me feel like things are getting back on track! I have been working so hard on this OC Ranch Reno during Covid and it has been a bit of a crazy challenge trying to take a house that was basically torn completely apart and put it back together at a time when everything is either shut down or completely unreliable. Not to mention how hard supplies have been to come by too! It’s been crazy! Did you get a chance to take a look at Rhoda’s beautiful tour? If not, make sure that you hop on over there to take a look at her beautiful home after you stop here. It’s always a treat to see what she’s up to. Today I’m sharing the “still in process” OC Ranch Reno family/living room. It’s coming together. Fortunately it’s not a very large room, so I don’t need too much more in here. It’s always fun to add some seasonal touches to our main living space every few months, so I had fun playing with what I do have so far! 🙂 If you’re looking for a few small living room decorating ideas, I hope these photos provide you with some inspiration. Overall, this space is about 10′ x 14′, so I try to make the most of the space that we’ve got! 🙂
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small living room decorating ideas

The couch and our new coffee table literally arrived just in time to get photographed. It was kind of a miracle considering they were ordered months ago! I designed the couch so that we could comfortably seat as many people as possible, and give us the feel of a sectional, without blocking off the room from the kitchen with the back of a big couch. I brought in some blues and pinks for spring and I love the contrast of the blue pillows on the couch.

small living room decorating ideas

I’m so happy to be back down the street from my favorite florist Posey Pop. She popped by one day with this surprise arrangement, and I couldn’t believe how perfect it was on the coffee table. It looks like it was made to go with the pillows! 🙂

small living room decorating ideas

This house is just a few minutes from the coast, so as I’ve re-done it I’ve added in a lot of coastal touches. Lots of rattan and natural elements. That chandelier over the kitchen table was my first purchase when we demoed the house! I kept it in the garage for over a year before I got to see it hung…and I LOVE it!! I think it’s fun and pairs perfectly with the dining chairs.

OC Ranch Reno

I get tons of questions about these barstools too. They are super inexpensive, comfy to sit on and I LOVE the look of them. 

small living room decorating ideas

This Los Angeles book is a favorite coffee table book of mine. I have a copy in the #1987FixerUpper too. I love the vibrant blue cover on it, and that it holds some personal meaning to us.  These faux ferns are SO good. I have a few of them around the house.

small living room decorating ideas

We always have cozy throws to curl up with on the couch. The ribbing on this blue one is so pretty. I found this perfect art at HomeGoods. It usually takes several trips to get just the right pieces, but I love the hunt!

small living room decorating ideas

I have had my eye on this chair for a couple of years. It’s quickly become one of the most coveted spots in the house because it is so comfy. I like the idea that the cushions are loose, so if I ever need to I can replace them or have them recovered. I am always thinking of how practical a piece is. Sometimes I could let myself throw more caution to the wind ;), but I can’t help it. I love versatility and practicality. lol!

small living room decorating ideas

This entire wall used to be pantry cabinets. When I re-designed the kitchen I added in this little open area so I could add some open shelving and make it look pretty. It’s open to the living room, so I wanted something fun to look at. 

small living room decorating ideas

So there she is! I still have several things coming to add to this space and cozy it up a bit. It’s definitely a work in progress…but it’s a fun project! 🙂 

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Now head on over to check out Amy’s beautiful tour over at 11 Magnolia Lane!  Don’t miss out on all the other fabulous tours this week too.  Here is a complete line up of what you can expect everyday.  Have a wonderful time touring these beautiful home decor ideas from these talented ladies’ homes! Spring is just around the corner! Yay!

Monday March 8th

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthing CourtTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesDecor to AdoreWhite Arrows Home

Tuesday March 9th

Cassie BustamanteInspiration For MomsThrifty and ChicSouthern State of Mind Clean and ScentsibleRemodelaCasa

Wednesday March 10th

Grace In My SpaceWhispering Pines HomesteadThe Wood Grain Cottage StoneGable It All Started With PaintMonica Wants It

Thursday March 11th

Southern HospitalityPink Peppermint Design11 Magnolia LaneModern GlamCitrineLiving Our Southern Home

Friday March 12th 

This Is Our Bliss Cuckoo4Design A Pretty LifeUp To Date Interiors Chalking Up Success Fox Hollow CottageFollow The Yellow Brick Home


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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18 thoughts on “Small Living Room Decorating Ideas”

  1. Love this room, that sofa and chair are both beautiful and how fabulous they look in this space. Your kitchen is gorgeous, love that black island. Can’t wait to see more as the makeover continues. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, always so fun to see what you are up to next.

    • Thank you so much Marty! I just love having these tours to inspire me and keep me motivated to get things checked off the to-do list! 😉

  2. Tammy your spring decorating is gorgeous! You have such a bright and airy home – I love the muted color palette, so soft and sophisticated! Happy Spring!

  3. I’m obsessed with your wood bead chandelier and I also want your new coffee table. Such a lovely tour as always Tammy.

  4. Your home is absolutely lovely!!! You certainly have great taste:) One of my many favorites is the chandi in the dining room:)

    • Thanks so much Maria! I’m so glad you love that chandilier as much as I do! 🙂 It makes me happy every time I walk in the room! 😉

  5. HI, Tammy now I have to find out if you’ve moved from the 80’s fixer or what. This home is so pretty and has your signature touches. I love how you use modern elements and all the colors flow together so well. You find the best accessories too! Really enjoyed your home tour!


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