5 tricks for bigger living areas
This year you could have already spent a fair amount of time rearranging furniture around your home to build more space and a new feel in your home. But if you're always wondering how to generate the illusion of more space in such a small living room, we've got five tricks to make even the smallest living room feel more spacious and perhaps less "cosy."
A wide area rug is added
It might sound counterintuitive but adding a wide area rug to sit just below the front half of your couch and below where you can have a coffee table, and a side chair will give you the illusion of a larger living room. It not only gives you the chance to add more colour and texture to your room, but it also helps divide a multi-purpose area into zones. It is especially important to establish these zones if part of your living room is now also your office.
Curtain rods placed high
Create an illusion of taller walls by mounting a little higher than usual on your curtain rods. If you intend to make some adjustments with brackets and attachments to your windows, make sure that you first talk to your landlord to confirm that your window furnishings are safe and permissible.
Go upright to shelves
It may be nice to buy shelving that is easy to reach but playing within your room with some vertical shelving will make your walls feel bigger and build a more spacious feeling as a result. By adding vertical shelving to a space, you 're growing the functional area in a room where empty wall space might have been previously available. This creates the illusion that there is more room.
Reduce your furniture
Clutter can make a room feel cramped, quickly. If you want to make your living area feel bigger and larger, reduce the amount of furniture in the space and ensure that the items you have are properly proportioned for the space.
Invest in good lighting
In addition , having the right lighting in a space is key to making a room feel bigger. Lighting that illuminates dark corners and high up on your walls will make your room brighter without the need for a lot of heavy ceiling lighting. If you're looking to add something interesting, you can try adding string lights to your room too.
If you may get tired with being at home too much this year, or even if life around your neighbourhood is relatively "normal," trying a different approach with the living spaces in your home is a great way to see your room in a new light if starting to play with light, height and textures.
Note this article is not financial or legal advice. Please check with your financial and legal specialist counsel before making any decisions on your own.
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