Everyone has a particular spot in the house which is their favorite place―they can play cards, watch television, or just relax there. People living in big houses have many options to choose their favorite from, but this is not possible for people living in smaller houses.
However, you can make your ‘not-so-large’ room look comfortable and stylish by implementing the following tips.
Tips to Design Your Small Living Room
People are always confused about how to design their small living rooms. They want their room to look elegant as well as spacious. This can be achieved through the following tips.
Color SchemesThe colors of the interiors of the house play a very important role in room decoration. People often avoid using dark colors in case of small spaces. However, one can go for contrasting colors for a small living room.
You can get one focal wall painted in a darker shade than the others, or play with colors and make a unique design on it while keeping the other walls lighter in color. Do not try to decorate every wall of your house, making it look like a circus or a colorful house from a fairy tale! You can also use your imagination and make the color scheme look more attractive and eye-catching.
FlooringYou can give your living room a glamorous look by choosing a contrasting color scheme between the flooring and the walls. This will make your room look more exciting and full of life.
Your flooring will become a distinctive and unique feature of your room in contrast with your wall color scheme. But do keep in mind that if you want bright or colorful flooring, keep all the walls of same color.
LightingDid you know that the right kind of lights can actually make your room look bigger? It is true that lighting in the right direction and the right way can make your room look more spacious especially if it is focused on the darker wall.
Use different light fixtures like a wall sconce which has a light-colored glass or a wall fixture which is focusing its light in the upward direction. Place lamp shades which complement the look and color scheme of the room. Placing a dull-colored lamp in the room that has a bright color scheme will spoil the look of the room. Try to use dramatic home lighting as it will make your room look brighter and expressive.
FurniturePeople have this misconception that placing smaller pieces of furniture in the room will make it look bigger, which is not always true. In fact, one should use large pieces of furniture in the room to make it look spacious rather that cramming several small pieces.
Try to use furniture that can also give you a storage facility so that you can put away unnecessary stuff, making your room look neater. Use furniture that is multipurpose like a couch bed or a coffee table, which can also be used as a dining table.
Sofas and chairs without arms will make the room look more roomy. You can also change the display of your furniture frequently, giving your room a different look.
DecorationUse pleasant and sophisticated decorative items. You can try decorating your room with pictures of yourself and your loved ones, the gifts you’ve received, or even shells you may have collected from the beach. This will give your room a warm and informal look.
These were some of the smart and easy designs ideas for small apartments. You can also add your own creativity to these ideas to achieve the perfect room you’ve always desired.