Everyone wants to enjoy their living room space even if it is on the small side! The trick is how to make a small living room look bigger when you feel limited with space?
It doesn’t matter how small your living room space actually is in terms of square footage there a few interior tricks to make you living room feel larger than it is. Here are my top 12 tricks for the living room!
How To Make A Small Living Room Look Bigger
1. Scaled Furniture Pieces
The furniture pieces you select for you living room if it’s on the small side is very important.
You want to select furniture that is going to be big enough for your needs but not to take up all the space. Opt for fewer furniture pieces that are larger in scale rather than more furniture pieces that are smaller in scale.
With fewer furniture pieces a small living room space won’t feel so cluttered. And larger furniture pieces help the room feel bigger than it is.
2. Leggy Furniture
Selecting furniture that’s off the ground will help feel like the living room is bigger. By doing this you can see more floor space in keeping your eye travel further for longer.
3. Transparent Pieces
Buying transparent decor pieces like a glass or lucite coffee table will open up the space and make the space feel larger. It works much the same way as having furniture off the floor allowing your eye to travel further for longer. Which gives a sense of a bigger space.
Using transparent pieces also allows for more light to be bounced through the living room from natural light sources. Making the space feel and look bigger and brighter.
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4. Living Room Colours
Painting the walls and the ceiling the same colour blurs out any breaks and lines in the room. That way it’s reads as one continuous space and elongates the wall space. Light neutral colours are better if you want the living room to feel open and airy. This will complete the larger look feel rather it feeling closed in.
Hanging your drapery panels above you windows as high to ceiling as possible. This is another interior tip that makes it seem that your ceilings are taller than they are. Adding to the sense of extra space and height in the living room.
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Using mirrors in your living room will help with making you living room feel larger. Only as long as they’re used and placed correctly. Place the mirror opposite a window which will reflect the natural light and the view in to the room.
Or you can use a large statement mirror to lean against a wall in your living room reflecting the interior space back to you. Making it seem double the size in space.
7. Remove The Clutter
Removing bits and pieces that are on the floor or stacked in a corner is going to make the living room feel larger. Small spaces need to stay organized. The smaller the space the more creative you’ll have to get with storage solutions!
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8. Vertical Space
No matter how small you’re living room might be you still need storage. So make good use of the vertical space in your living room. This could be by using long armed light fixtures or using shelving for the wall space. Style your bookcases with beautiful and key decor pieces.
9. Flooring & Rugs
For the living room floor use only one material to carry through the space. This way the living room doesn’t feel broken up into smaller areas. It keeps the floor space consistent which makes it feel larger.
If you have an area rug make sure it’s the correct size for your area and that it’s not too small. It should fit all of your seating furniture on it. Using a smaller rug just makes the living room feel extra small!
10. Artwork Focal
Creating a focal point is still an important key in a small living room space. A large piece of artwork or a canvas would make a great focal point and detract from the size of the living room.
11. Low Back Furniture
Using low backed furniture with simple and clean lines frees up your sight lines from visual blockages around the room. If you have high backed furniture that can make a small space seem even more crowded.
12. Light Fixtures
If you have a small living room that typically means you have an average ceiling height or lower. Generally around 8 foot or 2.5 metres.
It’s best to go for a flush mount fixture that won’t interfere with the visual space of the room. Or something transparent or like a glass fixture or of paper material which gives a sense of lightness.
Those are the top tips on how to make a small living room look bigger! Remember to embrace your small space and make it work for you.
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