6 DESIGNER SECRETS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR SMALL LIVING ROOM SEEM MORE SPACIOUS
If your living room is small do not fret, here are some design tips to help you make it appear larger.
1- The windows: Keeping your windows clean so they let in more light. Also if your window treatments have too heavy of a look, replace them with ones that blend in with the wall color or are sheer so light can come in. Also, hanging blinds or drapery several inches above the window add a spacious feeling to them.
2- The furniture: Too large furniture or too small of furniture usually does not help. Go with normal size pieces which have a light and open design.
3- The mirrors: Mirrors can give the illusion of more space. Put them in places that will not only reflect the light but also reflect the room.
4- Remove Clutter: Clutter can make the space seem smaller…the more you remove the larger it feels.
5- The colors: Avoid really dark or too bright colors. Try cozy, warm colors that can make the room feel more open.
6- The lighting: Lighting not only sets the mood but can give off more light (isn’t that why houses for sale always have all the lights on?). Placing lights in dark corners will help give you more light in the space.