Décor & Gardening
Decor ideas for a small living room
Is space in your living room limited? If so, you’ll find this very handy.
If you have a small living room then making the space seem bigger than it is, is essential. So how do you make the space seem bigger? Thanks to Claire Gibson, from La-Z Boy, it’s fairly easy. Here’s what you need to do:
– Opt for a scaled-down furnishings
Scaled-down sofas, also known as apartment sofas, which are specifically designed to fit smaller spaces have become readily available. The slimmer dimensions, sleeker designs, exposed legs and smaller arms go a long way towards removing the bulk and creating the illusion of a floating sofa – exposed legs establish the illusion of more space.
– Arrange the furniture wisely
It’s quite tricky to furnish a small space, so you need to carefully measure the living space in question before you commence with the furniture shopping. With the measurements in hand, you’ll have a visual sense of how everything will it.
If the space won’t allow a small sofa, opt for single seater or a scaled-down corner suite.
– Mirror decor
Add a mirror, or two, to the walls, they make for a great addition to any space, reflect light and create the illusion of added space.
Positioning of the mirror is also important. Position it in a way that’ll make it reflect natural light. The room will feel brighter and create the illusion if there being another window.
– Move on up
Emphasise the room’s height and make it immediately feel bigger by utilising the wall space all the wall space – right up to the ceiling. This will draw the eye up and create vertical dimensions in the composition.
Try squeezing one piece of furniture in front of or behind another. The end result will be building up necessary and/or function or storage into a tiny living room.
The most important thing about making the most out of a small space is to use every space possible, in an aesthetically streamlined manner that will maximise the space you have available, without making the room feel cluttered and cramped.