Despite the fact that the tiny house movement is well underway, many people still wish their homes were larger. If you're one of them, don't worry. Because you live in a little space, you don't have to feel crowded or cramped. While you can't add square footage to your home, you may make your small living room looks bigger and other rooms appear larger.
How to make your small living room looks bigger?
Without arms furniture
Arms on sofas and chairs, particularly those with bulky or boxy arms, can take up a surprising amount of room. Up to a foot on each side on occasion! These types of designs should only be used in huge rooms with plenty of space. In small rooms, furniture arms should be streamlined and slim, or even removed entirely. Slipper-style couches and chairs have no arms and are great for small rooms because they save many inches (or even feet) on each side. They also look to be slimmer, sleeker, and smaller. Make sure you know how you plan to use slipper-style furniture, especially the sofa before you buy it to make your small living room looks bigger. If you want to rest your head on the sofa arm, this style might not be for you.
Overly elaborate and ornamented furniture can make small areas appear even smaller. If you want to make your space appear larger, you should use streamlined objects with sleek and clean outlines. Straight-line furniture not only appears cleaner but also fits into smaller areas better than curved furniture. Square and rectangle furniture is the way to go if you're short on space. If your style is more curved and decorative, you don't have to completely discard curved, ornamental furniture. Use one piece as a focal point or use something gorgeous as an accent. A huge mirror with an ornate frame, for example, might look beautiful when paired with sleek furniture. Simply resist the temptation to go overboard.
The Right Rug Dimensions
If you don't want a room to appear smaller than it is, it's vital to get the right size carpeting. Buying a rug that is too small for the room is one of the most typical design blunders. This is problematic since it creates a jagged and fragmented appearance in the room. Make sure the rug is large enough in every room, but especially in small places. In most locations, this implies leaving 10" to 20" of bare floor between the area rug's edges and the walls. If this isn't possible without a special rug, remember that all of the legs of large upholstered furniture should be on the rug. At the very least, the front legs. The rug should never be shorter than the furniture legs. If it does, it is insufficient.
Consider utilizing two area rugs and placing furniture in various conversation zones on each if your room is larger than usual. It's better than trying to find a single enormous rug, even if it's a little unique. Because standard rugs are typically 12' by 15', you may need to go bespoke to avoid the rug being too small. Using two rugs is a fantastic idea.
Storage that is concealed
Clutter reduces the size of a room like nothing else. As "stuff" accumulates, your area will become increasingly crowded. You won't have much room to work with if you start with a small room.
The simplest way to avoid this is to make sure you have enough space. Because installing storage units isn't always practical, check for items that have hidden storage. Excellent possibilities include coffee tables with shelves, end tables with drawers, and hollow benches with removable tops. Storage baskets can also be used to contain all of the objects that tend to accumulate and make your space feel crowded.
A huge mirror will make a statement
Do you want your small living room looks bigger? Purchase a huge mirror. Mirrors are fantastic for making spaces appear larger, and their value should never be overlooked. Even small-to-average-sized mirrors can alter the perception of a room's size. It depends on the size of your space where you hang it (or lean it), but if possible, hang it across from a window. Your space will appear larger as natural light is reflected. Also, if you're working with a little space, don't be afraid to use a large mirror.
Mirrors offer depth and space to a room, making it appear larger, and if you get one with a unique frame, it may also add a decorative element.
Create the illusion of a high ceiling
Although you can't change the height of your ceiling, you can make it appear taller and therefore expand your area. Ensure that the ceiling is painted white (or a very pale shade) first, but don't stop there. The top quarter, fifth, or sixth of the wall should all be painted the same color (depending on the height of your ceilings - trust your sight here). It will create the illusion that the ceiling is higher than it is. If the two paint colors clashing towards the top of the wall bothers you, consider adding a chair rail or other piece of molding to the place where they meet. Any style is acceptable as long as it is not overly thick or bulky. If this is the case, the paint treatment will be rendered useless because the wall will be chopped off and appear choppy.
You may be annoyed by the lack of space when decorating a tiny room, but there are many reasons why less is better: small spaces are easier to decorate, clean, and organize. These simple strategies will help you expand a small room without breaking the bank. You can always Kdecor, for better ideas.