DP_valencich-yellow-living-room-rug_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.966.725Make the most of your small living room with tried-and-true design ideas and color schemes that won’t cramp your style.

A light-colored rug can really open up a room. Cover dark wood flooring, or try placing an area rug over carpet for a cozy, layered look. Design by Erinn Valencich