There are reliable ways to make a small living room seem bigger. These tricks are also useful in larger rooms, because they become more impressive. See how to make small living rooms breathe.
Small living rooms: here less is more
How to Optically enlarge the living room? Less is more. This rule works best when we arrange a daily room of small size. The less furniture, trinkets, colours in such a room, the more spacious it is. Imagine a bulky sideboard in a small room in front of the entrance.
Even the most beautiful will make an Overwhelming impression. It is always worth – if possible – connect adjacent rooms, e. g. kitchen with living room. Not necessarily tearing down the entire wall, only part of it is enough. What else enlarges it? Optical tricks, for example.
We tell you how to use them so that the change is really visible.
Colour in the interior: bright colours in the living room
White is second to none in interior enlargement. Right behind it are noble greys and silvers, then cool whitewashed pastels like blue, violet, shades of powdered beige. A good solution is for example white floor, doors, frames, slats.
The walls are covered with wallpapers in a slightly glowing tone with subtle patterns. This will create a discreet attractive background. Even a table made of dark wood in such surroundings will not visually diminish the interior.
Living room furniture: high hanging cabinets, openwork bookcase
When every inch of it is worth the weight of gold, don’t forget that walls are large surfaces on which you can fit a lot. You will not overwhelm the interior if you hang shallow, exposed shelves in their color or close to it, of course only light (a pair of closed cabinets will be a nice variety). The higher you mount them, the lighter they will look.
You will see how the room Optically increased when the floor was freed from excess furniture.
Be sure to take care of order on the shelves, because clutter is the enemy of spaciousness.
Materials in the living room: plastic, glass, metal
Plastic, glass, metal are ideal for a small living room. Although the devices made of them are generally modern in nature, you can combine them with traditional or romantic ones.
Do not overdo it with Intense colours.
Stop at most with two or three touches. It won’t be nauseous or cold. You prefer white? Differentiate their shades.
Semi-clear, transparent. These create a cozy atmosphere in the interior, but do not tighten it. Let them differ in weave, pattern (it should be neither large nor expressive).
It’s enough that the theme is the same colour.
This is one of the most effective solutions to stretch space. In the living room it does not have to be just a traditional, high gloss painted board. Nowadays, boards painted with white or grey gloss enamel are very fashionable.
In the presented interior it is covered with old ceramic tiles. Notice that vintage style furniture fits perfectly.
If you don’t like smooth walls, cover them with wallpaper with a shiny surface. According to the magnification rules – light, with a delicate pattern. It will clearly change the small interior.
It will brighten it up and make it cosy.
Its shine and a few silvery details can also emphasize its elegant character. It is a simple idea to use not only in rooms, but also in a narrow, dark hallway.
It will be impossible to recognize! And yet the most important thing is the first impression.