As the focal room of most homes, it’s essential to ensure that the living room is fresh, airy and homely. While small living rooms are naturally confining, there are plenty of great tips available that can ensure you make the most of the space you have. Of course, large rooms have the advantage of extra space but without careful consideration of the décor, it could look disjointed and bland. The primary aim is to make sure your home is welcoming to guests while also being a beautiful space for your day-to-day life. Take the opportunity to breathe some fresh air into your lounge and create a space to be proud of.
Make sure that the furniture within the room uses clean lines. An elegant Wadehoe styled, >corner sofas would be ideal, whatever the size of the living room. It can help to keep a small room simple, whilst also providing plenty of seating space, while a larger room could benefit from a corner sofa and a complementing armchair or lavish two-seater from Sofas and Stuff UK. Alternatively, use multi-functional furniture; a sofa bed would be ideal if you are lacking a guest room while nests of tables are perfect surfaces because they can be put away cleanly when not in use.
Make use of natural light as much as possible; if your living room struggles with this, use lamps and classy lighting to illuminate the space, making it appear bigger and more spacious. If your living room is compact and suffering from a lack of natural light, there are some genius ways in which you can make the most of what you have – glass and mirrors will help to create the illusion of space, making the room as bright as possible.
Whether you choose to brighten up the walls with some neutral colours or you fancy adding some new pieces of furniture, it’s amazing how different a living room can look with a little injection of creativity.
Originally posted 2013-09-11 14:43:33.