Small Space Living Rooms - Decorating Ideas
The living room is generally a social area where people come together to talk, connect, and interact with one another. Unfortunately if you have a smaller living room the space can end up feeling cramped and closed in. That is why you have to focus your efforts on creating a clean, sleek space that will make efficient use of every square inch you have to work with.
- Avoid clutter in a small living room at any cost. This involves not only keeping the space neat and tidy, but also ensuring that you donít go overboard with furnishings or dťcor. Less is more when space is at a premium.
- In general you want to use smaller furniture pieces in the area. If room is limited, donít overwhelm the space with massive wall units or huge stretching couches. Instead opt for small side tables and tiny one person seating options.
- Mirrors can create the illusion of space, effectively doubling the visual area of the living room just with their presence.
- Windows will also open a living room up. Sunlight streaming in through the glass will give the room a sense of energy and space. Consider expanding existing fixtures into sliding glass doors or bay windows.
- Stripes are an old trick for making things look bigger. Wallpaper with horizontal stripes will tend to make a living room look wider, while vertical stripes will make a short room look tall.
- Flow is extremely important when you have limited space. Arrange your furnishings so that people can easily move into, out of, and through the living room in order to create a dynamic sense of freedom.
- Make up for a lack of furnishings by having extra. If you canít fit a lot of seating in the room, leave a few folding chairs stored in a closet for when guests show up. A card table can similarly make up for the lack of a coffee table when game night comes around.
- The walls are your best friends when floor space is limited. Use them to add personality and art and style to the space, or to increase the function with organizational shelves and wall units.
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