Small living room design ideas
We said it and we are doing it again: a small space is just an optical illusion which can be very easily cleared by following a few practical ideas and using a bit of more imagination. Similar to small bedrooms, in the living, too, resorting to intelligent solutions, such as built-in storage and adequate furniture, is central to turning a small space into one of rejuvenation. Below are several small living room design ideas.
Mirrors have always created the space sensation and are recommended in any small room, be it bedroom, living room or a hallway. Besides this, they also enhance the natural light. In the image below, the decorative windows right above the doorway leaves the impression of a high ceiling and thus the space seems larger.
However small the space may be, but if it also is inert from a chromatic point of view, then you stand little chances of finding the desired refuge in such a room. Add strong colors, either by painting the wall or by using accessories such as pillows, rugs, lamps or curtains and the room comes back to life. Red counterbalanced by white is an inspired combination, as the picture below shows.
Besides strong colors, you can also resort to mixing decorative patterns that give the room a bit of vitality.
Any attempt to visually maximize the living imperatively goes through the filter of the storage spaces. It is preferable they are moved into different rooms, but a bookcase is necessary after all, for a dash of classic. In the image below, this furniture item is smartly integrated in the niche in the wall.
Other small living room design ideas feature armless furniture or at least sofas with slim arms. Speaking of sofas, putting two sofa beds in the living helps you kill two birds with one stone: you can accommodate overnight visiting friends and can use them in the socializing activities that usually take place in a living. The shells high up next to the ceiling also tricks the eye and creates the feeling of space.
Pick multi-purpose furniture, like in the image below where the lamp, the books, the bottles and the glasses coexist in harmony.
For a wide space, trick the eye again, inspired by the next image (the opening picture), very telling from this point of view: hang curtains directly from the ceiling and use glass tables for the optical illusion of a larger space. Again, the built-in shelves contribute to the desired effect.
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