While having a large living room like those out of a magazine can be great, many people find that the home they live in simply doesn’t have this kind of square footage. Rather, many people are left with having to make due with the space they do have. So if you have a small living room that you’re trying to fit everything into and still make enjoyable for your family and friends, here are three tips for designing that small living room space.
Make Your Ceilings Appear Higher
One thing you can do to make any living room appear larger than it actually is is to make the ceiling appear like it’s higher. While this won’t give you any more actual square to the room, it can make the room feel bigger to anyone spending time there.
To do this, you can strategically use curtains or other window dressing to make the windows appear longer and the ceiling appear higher. This can be done by placing your window dressings or curtain rods up higher than the actual window sits. Then, make the cloth of the curtains hang down all the way to the floor. This added length can make the whole vertical of the room appear like it’s longer, making the space seem bigger than it really is.
Put Storage Behind Your Couch
In small living rooms, one thing that can be very hard to come by is storage. But if you’re willing to get creative, you can find plenty of ways to store the most important items in your living room space.
One way to add more storage to this room is to put some storage behind your couch. Since every living room has a couch or some place to sit, putting a shelving unit behind the couch, especially if your couch typically sits against the wall, can give you added space to put your belongings without taking up too much room. Try to find a storage solution that will sit above where your couch ends and that has a smaller profile so that everything takes up even less space and leaves more room for enjoyment.
Choose Smaller Pieces Of Furniture
While you might think that you can maximize sitting space but just having one large piece of furniture, like a couch, having pieces of furniture that take up a lot of space can actually make the room appear much, much smaller.
Rather than going this route, try choosing furniture that’s a little more narrow than traditional, overstuffed pieces. With sleeker profiles, you’ll be able to fit more pieces into the living room while also leaving enough space for people to move around and for the decor to breathe.
If you have a small living room that you’re trying to make work for your home and family, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do this.