What can you do to make a small living room feel more spacious? Plenty actually and here’s how:
Go light. By using light colours on the walls and floor, your room will feel instantly lighter and more spacious. The same also applies to your room after dark. Clever use of lighting especially the thoughtful placing of table and floor lamps will banish dark shadowy corners and really give your room a glow.
Hang a mirror. Placing a mirror next to a window is a fantastic way to bounce light around a room making it feel instantly airier and more spacious. The bigger the mirror the better.
This trick of reflecting light can also be achieved using metallics. A shimmery lamp base, vase or other ornament will catch the light and cast bright beams around even the smallest of spaces.
Opening Up Your Room
Choosing light airy pieces of furniture such as an acrylic coffee table or one with a glass top allows the eye to ‘see through’ it and opens up the room.
Plants can also be brilliant ‘see through’ items as the gaps between the leaves lead the eye through and beyond. Ferns with their wispy leaves are an excellent example of this. If you then place it next to a window, it will also draw the eye to the light outside & really open up your space.
Storage is the key to making any modest space look more streamlined and less cluttered. Cupboards built into chimney recesses and furniture with built in storage are great ways to get organised. Even better if the piece is multi purpose, for example, a coffee or side table with a shelf below.
Making the most of light, be it natural sunlight or thoughtfully arranged lamps can really open up a small space. Combine this with clever use of reflective textures and nifty storage solutions and your small living room will have never looked bigger or brighter.