When you are dealing with a small space, whether that be your bedroom, laundry room, or living room, there are always many things you can do to help the room look as large as possible. After all, you go to your living room to relax. The last thing you want to find is a cluttered room and that looks and feels small.
We have a few tips about things you can do to make your living room look larger. This will make it much easier to relax in your living room and it will be somewhere you’ll want to invite friends over for drinks, games, or just to chat.
- Paint the Room in a Light Colour
When you use a dark paint colour in a small room, you risk making the room feel even smaller than it already is. What you should instead opt for a light, airy colour that will actually make the room feel larger. Think powder blue, lavender, and light yellow.
You can also opt to do a feature wall instead. This wall will be your focal point. In a living room, this is most likely where you’ll place your sofa. For a feature wall, you’ll paint it a light colour of your choice and leave the other walls white. White does wonders in making a room feel modern, crisp, and large.
- Hang Your Window Curtains Just Under the Ceiling
Even if your window doesn’t reach up to the ceiling, a good tip is to hang your curtains just under the ceiling anyway. Ensure that the curtains sweep down to the floor. This will automatically draw the eye up and give off the appearance that the room is larger than it actually is. Find curtains that match the vibe and feel of the room and you are all set.
- Use Multi-Functional Furniture
Going with this method, you can buy, for example, a decorative bench that houses throw pillows, extra cords, etc. This bench has another purpose as people can also sit on it. So, rather than having a separate area for storage, you can tuck it away into a piece of furniture, lessening the number of things in the room. This helps the room look larger than it actually is.
- Use Larger Decorative Accents
The last thing you want to do in a small room is make it look cluttered. To this point, you don’t want to have a lot of clutter in your room. Instead, use larger decorative accents. You will be using larger items but the items will have a large impact. It’s so important that everything you incorporate into a small space serves a purpose.
Limit decor groupings to three or five items. It’s also important to keep in mind that you don’t need to cover every space in the living room with décor. Sometimes less is more.
- Incorporate Lighting
Don’t just rely on your large overhead light. Create warmth by having lamps, floor lamps, sconces, candles, and other elements available for lighting options.