oftentimes, you tend to underestimate theaptitude of the space that your living room has (also for other rooms inside your house). it happens when you are hemmed-in by insufficientexpanse. because of this, it gives you an unenthusiasticfeeling to beautify your space thinking that putting up embellishment might overcrowd thearea. are you in this kind of situation right now? does it really bother you? well, to tell you honestly you donâ€™t needto be. thatâ€™s the reason why i am here today togive out solutions to your uncertainties.
actually, decorating a small space livingroom is just the same what you do with medium or large living rooms. but the tricky and challenging part is howto maintain the availability of the space despite of the numerous decorative thingsit have. so before starting up, try to consider thesequestions - how can i take full advantage of the small space i have? how can i make this small space seem bigger? what are the things that i must and must notdo? so are you excited?
then letâ€™s do this! what are the common errors in decorating asmall living room? maybe you are doing these following mistakes: a.very complex layoutthe functionality of your space greatly depends on how you have planned your layout. others would just simply live with the factof having a complicated home arrangement. small space living rooms must be free fromany barrier. it must be free flowing, be very invitingsince we know that it is one of the most used space inside our homes.
b.dark/ gloomy ambiance a dark or gloomy ambiance can be a perfect dramatic effect for large sized rooms. but for small spaced rooms it has differenteffect. you must realize that dwelling inside a dark,pale room can make it even look smaller. but itâ€™s not that hard to overcome a gloomyambiance for a more invigorating and larger space to live. c.massive or bulky furniture having a small space area can be very tricky.
so you must be wise in choosing the rightsize of your furniture. i didnâ€™t say that you cannot use bulky sizesof furniture at all. but it would be best when you keep a balancedlook for your room. the main goal for small spaced rooms is tohave an airy space. this would not be possible when you opt touse larger size of furniture all over the area. d.too many useless things we have this attitude that we tend to collect and collect some stuffs that are not thatuseful inside our rooms. they may be a good piece of decor but sometimescan just overcrowd the area.
we must state in mind that having a smallspaced area is already a big challenge to live. it would be much harder when you keep on addingthings that has no use. it can only occupy a lot of space keepingthe area crammed full. how to correct the errors and enhance yourspace? perhaps, we spend most of our time in ourliving room. therefore, it needs to have a good and well-balancedlayout. this would only happen when you get rid ofdoing those mistakes i have mentioned to you earlier. instead, try to use the information belowthat serves as a solution for each corresponding error i have listed above.
here are 14 tips to decorating a small livingroom 1. layout most apartments and condo units really have small spaces for living room for the reasonthat it only occupies a part of a building. so in this case, leasers and tenants haveonly limited privileges in their area. they are not permitted to customize the size,however; i know that you are allowed to customize the interior of your rented apartment accordingto your preference. the layout must possess a welcoming ambiancenot an isolated one. given with a small space, to develop the sizeof your living room it is trickily done by
setting it up in an elongated way. if possible donâ€™t block any open space thatwill serve as an entryway to your living room. this way you can have a flawless connectionwith your other rooms. 2.flooring a living room usually has 5-6 walls and that includes the flooring. so if you think flooring would not bring anydifference on the overall appearance, youâ€™re absolutely wrong! a brighter material for the flooring suchas light oak or vinyl tile is a preference.
you may also use rugs and carpet with coolcolors to fully illuminate the flooring. patterned and printed rugs are examples ofmust used designs which makes your space look daring and bold. 3.ceiling in constructing your homes it is more favorable when you make your ceilings as high as possible. this allows more natural light to be insideyour room which will open up your space. but if in any case you have already been dealingwith small spaces, the only solution is same as what you did for the flooring.
painting the ceiling with bright color makethe eyes draw upward which makes it appears higher or taller. or you can even put some striking art or wallpaperthat can pull attention away from the corners of the room. 4.color scheme color is one great factor that everyone should watch out. it has a great effect on your interior; itcan either make the area look bigger or much smaller.
bright and warm color must only be the choice. examples of these are white, cream, or beige. these colors give an illusion of a largerroom. make sure that your color scheme should bemonochromatic. what does it mean? apply one color for the wall, furniture, otheraccessories and fabrics. but if you wanted to have contrast, you canuse different shades but of the same color only. just like using different shades of yellowunto your drapes, throw pillow and other accessories. 5.pattern
to have unison in your decor avoid too many choices of prints. and also, stay away from many bold prints. but if you really wanted to have it, one ortwo throw pillow or rugs with large geometric daring prints will do no harm. in choosing wallpaper, it is much better tochoose small prints with pastel colors or any vibrant shades. it is also effective to incorporate stripesinto your decor. horizontal stripes will visually widen a roomwhile vertical stripes will make a low ceiling
appear taller. 6.windows natural light is an unswerving source as space widener. if luckily you are blessed with bigger windowstake advantage of the natural light it has to offer. leave it uncovered. by doing so, you will open up your space andlighten up the area naturally. an airy and well-lighted room gives depthto it. if you donâ€™t want to have bare windows,find out what is the best window treatment you can use. you can have window treatments like blinds,curtains or drapes.
when adding drapes, choose the sheer styleand make sure that the color of it unifies with the color of the wall. a drape printed with vertical stripes is apowerful trick for small room. 7.lighting fixtures there are varieties of lighting fixtures that you can use. but not all of it can be an ideal lightingfor small rooms. you must always identify what is the bestamong the rest to have an effective design. small rooms have a propensity to be crookedand congested most especially when itâ€™s dim.
installing proper lighting can make it appearbigger and brighter. using table lamps is fine but it must be withbigger shades. the perfect choices must be pendant light,floor lamp and recessed lighting. adding lighting to the floor can also be agood plan. 8.furniture if you have small space, it does not automatically mean that you need only small sized furniture. and it doesnâ€™t also mean that you cannotadd beauty and convenience into your space. of course you can, given with some considerationsand limitations.
through these considerations youâ€™ll increasefloor space and maintain a welcoming ambiance. here are some points that you should takenote: a.try to utilize a lighter and smaller typeof furniture. if you donâ€™t want to give up your bulkysofa, okay then limit the use of side tables or accent tables. and as much as possible get rid of upholsteredsofas that can visually eat up the size of your room. b.choose sofa or chairs that have lightweightmaterials. also, it would be much better to have furniturewith exposed or raised legs and armless which
creates a sense of openness. integrating buoyant components into your designcan open up things that allow your eyes to travel all throughout the space. c.it is a wiser move when you practice yourselfto invest on multifunctional furniture. just like having ottomans that can alreadyserve as a chair or coffee table. there are also coffee tables and chairs thatserve as a storage for things at the same time. d.look for furniture that can just be easilystowed away when itâ€™s not in use. furniture that can be folded, piled, or swingaway is the perfect choice for small space. 9.furniture arrangement
arranging your furniture in a proper way can improve the flow of connections between yourspaces. it is very much important to plan ahead onthe sizes that will best go well with your space. it is not ideal to insist or to press in largefurniture that doesnâ€™t really fit in. in arranging your furniture you must takenote with the â€œ3 foot ruleâ€. in order to have a comfortable walking spaceyou must set a 3 foot distance in between furniture. this is very useful especially for furniturewith drawers and doors. additionally, furniture like sofa and chairsshould not be placed against the wall.
give it distance of at least 12â€ far fromthe wall. and if you have curved corners it is betterto fill-in those spaces to highlight the extent of the space making it look spacious. 10.hanging shelves and storage never underestimate the convenience that your small space has to offer. there are certain unused vertical spaces whereinyou can take advantage by adding shelves and storage cabinets. donâ€™t be afraid to mount in these shelvesas high as possible.
but donâ€™t fill every exposed shelf; leavesome space empty giving a fantasy that it has a lot of space to offer. but if you have collection of books it wouldbe much better to set up a bookshelf. consider fixing a bookshelf from floor-to-ceilingor wall-to-wall that can expand the size of your space and it can also be a good meansof storing things. 11.larger accessories a home expert once said â€œdecorative accents smaller than a cantaloupe can crowd a roomâ€. with this statement it is clearly enough tothink that larger accessories are more advisable.
but of course there is always a limit. too many large accessories can turn your spaceinto a junk. incorporate only limited number of large vaseor jars. get rid with decors and accessories that clearlyhave nothing to do in that space. 12.focal point in some other case, in order to limit the need for an accessory you must create a focalpoint. to avoid an overpowering look you must thinkof a feature that can draw interest or can be an eye-catching.
big pieces of wall art, paintings or pictureframes can add a drama and make the room seem bigger. 13.reflected materials how to make your room look two times its size? well, simply by adding reflective materialssuch as mirrors or glass (may it be on tabletops or cabinet doors) and metallic materials. mirrors and glass intensifies and emits lightmuch stronger creating a bright interior thus appears to be outsized. it must be placed after a source light, orcan be next to or transverse to a window to
surely reflect outdoor. a gleaming lamp or light fixture has alsosimilar effect to mirrors. 14.de-clutter persistently no room in your house would look presentable if it is filled with clutter; even largersize of living room. small spaced rooms are easily predisposedby too much things. i am not depriving you of having things thatyou want but just make sure that it will serve a purpose. or just at least provide an enough storagespace to hide your rarely used things.
by this you keep your things organized andat the same time you give your room a neat and tidy look. living in a small home with a small livingroom doesnâ€™t always mean that you need to give up the interior design you wanted. if you may think decorating a small livingroom would be very favourable thinking that you only get to fill a small space.