Are you bothered by the size of your living room? Does it often times feel small and even uninviting? If so, you are not alone. Many homeowners struggle with the size of their living room. They want to make the space to feel more welcoming but have a limited amount of room. To help you in this process, we have five ideas for making your living room feel bigger.
How to Make Your Living Room Feel Bigger:
1. Close + Personal.
In living rooms, homeowners tend to block the room off by pushing furniture onto the walls. This unknowingly can create an unwelcoming environment. To help make your space feel more open, we recommend pulling your sofa and chairs away from the wall. By bringing your furniture more into the center of the room, you are inviting conversation. This limited amount of distance can make your room feel more snug and cozy for guests.
2. On The Line.
Patterns with horizontal lines can make your room look bigger and vertical lines can make your room look taller. Including vertical or horizontal lines can help open up your space. Plus, you can even get creative with your lines and have them be curved, chevron, or dotted.
3. Level Up.
To help make your ceilings feel taller, you can use your wall decor. The key is to have your decor work its way up the wall. You want to work with the lower portion, the middle portion, and the upper portion of the wall. Place your decor in a way that slowly moves your eyes in an upward direction. This concept will make your ceilings feel taller and ultimately, your room feel larger.
Layering your furniture can create more walking space for you and your family. To layer your furniture, you want to move items closer to one another. For example, you can have a table against the back of your couch to provide more walking room. Once you have placed the table against the couch, you will want to layer it with essential items like lighting, electronics and books. By layering, you will eliminate the bulk of unnecessary items.
5. Open Concept = Open Design.
If you have an open concept, you want to make sure that everything ties together. By that we mean, your living room’s design should work well with your kitchen’s design. If you tie together these designs, you can create a more open and larger space. Just make sure that your furniture, fabrics, color scheme, and patterns all flow from one room to the next.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks!