If you are currently struggling with a small living room, Leisure Lounge has all the tips to help you make the most of your small space. From using light colours to the type of furniture you choose, here are some tips on how to make your living room look bigger.
How to Make Your Living Room Look Bigger
Here are 5 ways that you can make your living room appear bigger. For more tips and décor ideas for your living room, visit our blog.
1. Select a Large Statement Piece of Furniture
If you are working with a small space, it is important to not cramp the room with multiple furniture items. Invest in one large piece of furniture, like a big comfy couch, and fill the rest of the room with smaller items that don’t take up too much space. It is always a better option to have one large couch and an accent chair, than four accent chairs cramped around a smaller couch.
2. Make Use of Hidden Storage
This is the secret to making a small room feel bigger. Minimise clutter by having a variety of hidden storage compartments to ensure surfaces are always clear. Storage compartments can be under accent tables, in pull-put drawers under couches or inside ottomans.
3. Place Mirrors in Darker Areas
Try hanging mirrors on the walls that aren’t in direct light. This will bounce the natural light off the mirror and around the room, making it appear lighter and bigger.
4. Select Furniture with Exposed Legs
Furniture without exposed legs can result in a room feeling boxy and cramped. Exposed legs trick the eye to seeing a room that is more open and airier.
5. Light Up the Room
This is a ‘must’ for any small space. It is important to have light coloured walls and furniture to keep the room feeling airy and open. Try to avoid any dark colours and allow as much natural light into the room as possible.