Living room is a hub of a house. It is the place where people gather around discussing things and have fun. Even for some houses where a family room is unlikely, the living room serves as a TV room.
Throughout the century, living room hasn’t changed so much. Furniture plays a huge role in its décor, determining how your living room looks. For a small space, interiors work to enlarge it. Here’s how.
Scale Down Interiors
The choice of interiors determines the visual size of the living room. Thus, select a leaner table and chairs. Some couches are big, but there are good chances you find a lean comfy couch to fit the narrow space. Trust the rest to the classic wooden armchair. Then, consider wall-mounted shelves to house your books, vase, and other décor items or decorative wall art.
Don’t Mind the Traditional Layout
A traditional living room layout usually requires a big room. It has those chairs in a big square with only a single table in the middle, where the space for mobility is forbidden. The news is a disaster for a narrow living room.
Luckily, you can arrange the furniture in such a way where mobility is likely to happen in between. Place a couch and table on one side of the entryway and the other chairs on the other side.
Create Boundaries Using Rugs
For a small apartment, a living room usually doubles as a dining room—even triple as a home office as well. If that’s the case, mingling those places altogether in a single room can be a pain in the neck. However, you can make it work by using rugs as the boundaries. Use rugs in a spot where you use it as a living room, so you can use the empty spot around it as a dining room and home office.
As long as you can play with furniture, layout, and rugs, any house will look bigger.