Are you living in a studio apartment or a home smaller than you’d like? Or trying to figure out how to make the most of a small living room?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few ideas to make your small space look beautiful and way larger than it looks now.
You will need to be very careful when looking at furniture for a small room. Opt for smaller furniture, or if you have a beautiful piece of furniture that is huge and you can’t replace it, use it as a focal point and scale down all the other pieces around it.
Choose chairs or sofas without arms as they tend to appear less bulky. Also, furniture with their legs exposed adds to the feeling of spaciousness. Use rugs to pull furniture together, and define different areas in the room. And you may want to get rid of closed shelves and opt for open shelving instead, that makes the space appear roomier.
Also, it’s a good idea to opt for furniture that serves more than one purpose. For instance, an ottoman with storage built in, can also serve as storage to store things that you don’t use frequently.
2. The Decor
To create an illusion of height, hang your curtains from the ceiling instead of the window frame.
Use plenty of mirrors and other reflective surfaces to decorate the room that will reflect light and bring in a feeling of depth and expanse. It’s important that you do not go overboard on the décor, else it’ll begin to look cluttered.
Lighting plays a crucial role in the décor of a small room. Having windows filtering in natural light will automatically make the room appear larger. Put them to good use. Also, keep your lighting layered to add character to the room.
Remember to steer clear of dark colors for the walls, as they will make the room appear smaller. Limit the darker shade to an accent wall alone.
Use the darker shade to color your accent wall and stick to neutrals for all the other walls. The accent wall will add drama, and the neutral walls will keep things balanced.