Maximizing Your Living Room Space
Decorating a small living room is no easy feat — you want it to be personalized and inviting, but still functional and liveable. Though it may be tempting to blow out a wall or add an extension, an easier (and much more cost-effective) solution is to design in a way that tricks the eye.
Get the most out of your space by:
Mounting Your TV
Even if you do have room for a stand, mounting your TV leaves more table space for other things, like picture frames, game consoles, and decorative accents.
Incorporating Pieces That Do Double Duty
Soft coffee tables that double as seats, deep couches that double as a bed, and tables with built-in drawers can help you accomplish multiple things with just one piece of furniture.
Thinking More and Small
Though it can sometimes be tempting to add as few pieces as possible to a smaller space, sometimes “more and small” is better than “few and large.” Take a coffee table, for example — two small tables are easier to maneuver around and one can be removed if you’re having a larger gathering.
Playing With Mirrors
It’s a classic for a reason! Mirrors are the easiest way to make a space feel bigger because it literally creates the illusion of more room. Mirrors will also reflect light — something that also makes a room feel larger. If you don’t have much natural light, consider adding mirrors to large, windowless walls.
Considering Free-Flowing, Airy Curtains
Thick, heavy curtains can come out several inches from the wall — something that makes a small space feel even smaller. But luckily, light, sheer curtains do just the opposite! Light curtains (both in color and texture) maximize natural light and give the room a more open feel.
Trimming Existing Curtains
When you have a smaller living room, every square foot counts. Though pooling curtains look grandiose, they can take up much-needed floor space. If you can, cut your curtains so that they end where the floor begins.
Choosing Stationary Shutters or Blinds
If you’re considering forgoing curtains altogether, shutters and blinds are a brilliant, space-saving solution. Because they lay flush against your windows, they don’t encroach on your living space and add a decorative element to an otherwise bare wall.
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