Open a magazine or look at celebrity news online and you will find that everyone lives in large houses with open plan spaces and plenty of light. Their homes are decorated to perfection and look like they belong in a showroom.
However, this isn’t the reality for most people. The simple truth is that living rooms can be small but that doesn’t mean they can’t look stunning. You simply need to understand how to make them look fantastic by working with the space you have.
Before you get started you’ll want to look at the light level in your living room. The more light there is the bigger the space will feel. See if it is possible to allow more light in, even if that means adding windows to the room.
If this isn’t an option you can change the lighting. Fit a central lamp and several wall lamps to ensure the room is bright, making it feel larger. You can always use a dimmer to create the right setting for movies.
Add A Rug
Living rooms see a fair amount of traffic. That means the best approach, especially for a small space, is to have a wooden floor and a central rug.
There are plenty of options to choose from but it’s worth considering a large jute rug. These are an environmentally friendly option, available in neutral colors, and feel great under your feet. Place the rug centrally with the front feet of your furniture sitting on the rug. It will create a cozy central space and allow you to bring your furniture off the wall. This helps to make the room feel larger and look fantastic.
Keep It Neutral
A living room needs color to make it feel welcoming and encourage people to relax. However, when you have a small living room the best approach is to keep the walls a neutral color. Darker colors will make the room feel even smaller and may even make it seem claustrophobic.
Paint the walls a neutral color and then add brightness with the soft furnishings.
Add A Plant Or Two
Plants are a great way to make you connect better with the world outside. Simply having a plant in your home will help you to feel like you are outside and at one with nature.
Of course, if you have a small living room you will be wondering where you could position a plant. The best approach is to have a hanging plant as this will create the right effect without taking up space.
Your living room needs to be comfortable and personal. But, it doesn’t need to be cluttered, this will make it feel small. In other words, consider carefully before adding anything to the room. Some personal items are essential, others will simply make the space feel small and less inviting.
Add A Feature
If your living room is small and a regular shape you may not have any features that draw the eye. You can easily rectify this by choosing a statement piece and positioning it on the far wall as you enter the room. This draws the eye and creates a talking point while making the room feel better.