Small Living Room Decoration:
Decorating a small living room can be challenging. You may have tons of decorating ideas but unfortunately have only one limited space. Sometimes no matter how you arrange the furniture, the room would still seem more suffocating than relaxing. But don’t give up on it yet. The following living room tips will teach you how to make the best out of the small space you have.
No, you don’t really:
No, you don’t really have to hammer down the walls and expand your living room. You can, however, make your small living room appear more spacious by choosing the right flooring materials. Try not to use carpet in a small room. Carpet flooring makes the room look warmer and cozier, but it also cramps our vision of the floor.
Laminate wood flooring:
Laminate wood flooring is a much better choice; it can fool the eye, and give a lighter and larger appearance to your small living room. Tiles can also trick us into seeing the room bigger than it actually is, by adding horizontal lines to the floor and accordingly highlighting its width. It is really all about the visual effect.
Bulky big couches are not a very nifty choice when you try to decorate small spaces. They can make your living room look stuffed and therefore uncomfortable. You should opt for lightweight-looking armchairs, bean bags or small loveseats instead. The spaces between chairs will make the place appear more roomy.
Stripes and Stripes
In the fashion world, a dress with verticle stripes makes the wearer look taller and slimmer, whereas one with horizontal stripes can help the person appear less skinny. The same theory also works for room decoration. Painting narrow, verticle stripes on your living room walls will give the impression that the room is loftier. This trick is great for rooms with low ceilings. On the other hand, if you want to stretch your living room widthwise, just turn the stripes sideways. Try to choose colors that are coordinating, not contrasting, unless you want to create a dramatic look for your living room.
Get Out of My Way!
For a narrow living room, you may want to keep the walkway clear and get rid of the central coffee table completely. Small side tables can be as practical and help you save much more space. Also, keep in mind that slender glass tables are more effective for creating the sense of space than thick wooden ones.