The living room is one of the most used rooms in the home, so it only makes sense to try to make the most out of the space you have. Maybe you don’t have as much space as you’d like. Here are some tips that can help you to really squeeze as much out of it as you can:
Don’t Push Furniture Up Against The Wall
You’ve probably been in many living rooms where the furniture is pushed up against the wall in an effort to create more space. Maybe that’s what yours is like right now. However, this can actually give the room more of a cramped feel. Even if you pull the furniture away from the wall slightly, it should give it more of a relaxed feel and stop things feeling so squashed.
Don’t Clutter It Up
You might be tempted to fill your living room with lots of beautiful decorations, but having too many of them can create all kinds of visual clutter. It’s usually better to choose one big, stand out accessory than to choose lots of little ones. You might think this doesn’t make sense, as a bigger one will surely take up more room? But it just looks better. Sometimes, making the most of your space is about taking advantage of illusions too.
Add Mirrors to Create The Illusion Of More Space
Mirrors won’t physically create more space, but they can reflect light and make a room look much larger. Invest in a large mirror and place it somewhere prominent to make your living room look huge!
Use Neutral Colors
If you’re really stuck for space in your living room, another clever way to create the look of more space is to go for a neutral color. You can include pops of color to add personality of course, but using mostly neutral colors keeps things looking spacious and light. Greige is one of the biggest colors of 2017, a mixture between grey and beige. All kinds of blues are also popular too, from turquoise to deep navy, so you could use these for your accessories. If you don’t want to be boring and use beige and cream in your color scheme, grey is an ever popular choice also.
Use Smart Storage Ideas
There are many smart storage ideas you can use to make the most of your living room space. Buy furniture that can double up, such as coffee tables with storage underneath. You can even have a wicker basket filled with reading material and blankets for your guests. Floating shelves are a great way to display your collections and decorations, as they don’t take up any floor space.
These pointers should help you to get the most out of your living room space. You’ll create a little more floor space, as well as the illusion of more space with the clever tricks you use. There are many lay out apps and things online you can use if you need help creating the perfect practical lay out.