We’re back to always-trending-topic – small-space solutions. Today we are talking about tips and tricks for the small living room and furniture arrangement ideas for it. With this in mind, you will make this room seem larger and feel there much more comfortable.
First and the ultimate rule for any small space – pay attention not to the actual size of furniture, but to the visual weight of it. Furniture in light colors and with legs appears lighter than dark one and stumpy upholstered pieces. The leggy accent furniture doesn’t obstruct view of the floor or the passage. By these means the space feels more open. Tip: use metal and glass when choosing occasional tables, which consume little visual space too.
No need to have plenty tables around (end tables, sofa tables), if the room is squeezed. It is fine if you have one coffee table to serve all the seats around it. To save space use wall-mounted lamps instead of the table lamps. If you’d like the coffee table serve you double, opt for storage ottomans. They are easy to move around, moreover, you can use them to store stuff like games, throws, remotes or magazines.
Armless style chairs with high backs are also a great idea to save the space in the room. Think dimension-wise. There is more than just a horizontal dimension. Have more of vertical pieces of furniture like thin and long curios. Long curtains reaching the ceiling or ladder-style shelves on the wall work great.
Neutral colors will push back the walls and the room will feel more expansive. It still does not mean that everything around has to be pale and dull. You still can use one accent color and splash the islands with natural flowers and decorative items. Tip: Speaking of artworks, it is much better to use one large statement piece instead of fewer little ones. Place it above the sofa if you’d like to lengthen it.
Living large in a small space is easy: right furniture with good functionality, few designers’ tips and tricks, and a bit of your creativity. We will continue or tips and tricks miscellany, follow FurniturePickblog in order not to miss a thing.