home and interiors,  Home Improvements

Creating A Feeling Of Space In A Small Living Room

Your living room is the most important room in your home. It is probably the room you use most, to relax after a long day at work, to watch television and films with your family, to get cosy and curl up with a book, yes, your living room is the one that you spend time living in. But what if your living room is smaller than you would like? Maybe your young family is now growing, but your living room is not growing with them. Moving to somewhere bigger may not be an option, but there are still things you can do to create an illusion of space.

Use Your Walls

Your walls are so important when you don’t have as much floor space. Keep them a light, neutral colour to  give an illusion of space, and then use them in a way that they help you keep your floor uncluttered. Adding your television to the wall, particularly if you have a chimney breast, will not only give your room a focal point, but it take away the need for a television stand or unit, both of which are space fillers. You can affix your television to a wall with good TV brackets that can pretty much withstand a television of any size. In addition, the best television will also be flexible enough to move automatically so you can position your television perfectly to suit your room.

TV brackets are safe, and can also be a very stylish option that helps to transform your room by creating that focal point.

Photo by Curtis Adams: https://www.pexels.com/photo/living-room-with-white-walls-7601076/


In the same way that moving your television via a tv bracket can give you more floor space, decluttering your room can make your room feel bigger. So many of us fill every space with ‘stuff’ but this makes our rooms feel smaller, even if they are generally a decent size, so imagine what this does to a smaller room. Stick to a few choice accessories, don’t overfill your living room with lots of cushions, or over large rugs. Keep it minimal and it will look so much more stylish.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/concentrated-woman-carrying-stack-of-cardboard-boxes-for-relocation-3791617/

Avoid Overlarge Furniture

When you choose your furniture think carefully about the size of the room it is for. Do you really need that enormous three piece suite, or could the room be better served by two smaller, two seater sofas? Do you need that large coffee table for the centre of your room, or could an occasional side table, or a cool nest of tables be a more practical option? Think about your flooring options and maybe opt for beautiful Parquet Flooring .

Many furniture stores and online stockists have computer programmes which can help you to actually visualise your room with the furniture in it, and this is a good idea if you have a tendency to ‘think big’.

Get a Mirror!

A mirror is just a brilliant idea when it comes to creating an illusion of space. Just like adding your tv to a bracket, it can make use of your walls, and add a stunning feature, but the actually mirror can give the effect of a window and hence trick your eyes into believing your room is bigger than it is.

Photo by Luis Ruiz: https://www.pexels.com/photo/oval-brown-framed-mirror-954539/

What tips do you have to help create an illusion of space in your rooms?

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