You can beautify a small living room by accentuating its features and making it feel larger than it actually is. There are many tricks to do this, and some of the most popular include:
You can manipulate light in various ways, such as mirrors to reflect natural light and transparent furniture blends into the background. However, choosing a smaller sofa and adapting the room with clever storage solutions also plays a significant role.
You can use tricks of light to make a small room feel larger. Modern manufacturing techniques means you can source stylish furniture made from materials like acrylic and lucite. These can be made to be very shiny and reflect light back into a room or completely transparent. And this way a room will appear to have more space. For example, a clear plastic coffee table in the middle of a brightly-lit room will fool your brain into not even noticing that it's there once you get settled. In essence, transparent furniture all but disappears into the background of your living room.
Another classic interior design trick is to use mirrors to bounce light around a room. Mirrors are your best friend when it comes to brightening up a room and making it feel larger. Mirrors bounce the light around a room, making it feel bigger. This makes them an excellent choice for small spaces or hallways. It also gives the illusion that a room is bigger than it really is. For this reason, you should install large mirrors if possible. It is better to have a large reflective surface since this means more light to work with. However, making use of artificial light will also help.
Furniture is an essential part of a home. But the trouble is, it's all too easy to get the wrong living room furniture for your house or room size. If you don't have a lot of space and your home is small, it's best to keep your furniture low. For example, a low-backed sofa looks great in a small area. Additionally, you can trick your eyes into perceiving a room as larger than it really is. By hanging drapery higher on the wall and lower to the ground, you'll think there's more room than there really is due to the extra space between the items and the ceiling.
An excellent way to create a clean, light, and airy atmosphere is to let the sunshine in. The best way to get the most sun is to install skylights. However, they're expensive and not for everyone. In non-private areas, fully open your blinds and curtains for more natural light. Or, if you are comfortable with privacy, you can remove them altogether. You'd be surprised how much light they block. However, if privacy is a concern, you can maximize the light from your windows by using brightly coloured curtains or blinds made from lighter materials like cotton or voile.
Occasionally, your living room might look a little messy. Obviously, kids' toys and accessories get in the way, but you'll want to stow everything away. And that's where clever use of storage comes in handy. You can choose from tons of innovative storage solutions and living room ideas. For example, you can use coffee tables with shelving and sofas with hollow cavities. Clutter will also make your living room feel smaller by attracting your attention. So it helps to remove anything unnecessary from your living space.
Clever use of light and choosing the right furniture will beautify a small living room. At Furniture in Fashion, we offer modern solutions formed around trending contemporary styles.