Everyone needs a place to call his or her own, and the living room is the perfect venue for doing just that. However, as small living rooms are so much more prevalent than ever before, you might find yourself wondering how to set up a small living room so that it looks cozy and welcoming. It’s not magic; it is simply smart design and smart styling. Be ready to bookmark these following tips and turn your small living room into a warm, inviting oasis for you, your family and guests to hang out in comfortably.
A great way to make a small living room feel cosy and welcoming is to install large mirrors on at least two walls. It’s best to place large mirrors on at least two walls because you want to create a feeling of space. The problem with installing mirrors on one wall is that it can actually create a feeling of closed inness within the room. Mirrors, as you know, have psychological effects that we don’t often realize.
Another way to create an inviting atmosphere in a small living room is to place a ceiling fan or air conditioner over an island in the middle of the room. This creates the illusion of a larger space by making the ceiling look higher and the table and chairs on the ends of the table look like they’re closer to the ceiling. This trick is also works well if you have a small living room because often smaller spaces require the feeling of being further away from the center of the room. If this doesn’t feel like enough space, you might want to install a bar across the room from the ceiling. An area rug makes a nice addition, too. These will both add more texture to the space and make it seem more personal.
When choosing curtains for your living room, be sure to choose ones that are both functional and stylish. You don’t want to decorate your living room with curtains that will only cover the ceiling, leaving the view open to people below. It’s also a good idea to choose curtains that will match the theme or colors of the other pieces in your living room.
One of the most popular tricks for decorating a small living room is to use mirrors on one side of the room (or both) to reflect light and create an illusion of a larger space. Mirrors placed along the walls give the impression that the room is bigger than it really is because the light reflecting off of one wall will bounce off of the opposite walls and reflect back into the room. This trick works great when there are small rooms that don’t have doors along the walls.
Finally, when decorating a small living room, don’t forget about the floor! The floor is one of the most neglected areas of any living room. Yet it can provide a multitude of benefits. First, it’s easier to clean if dirt doesn’t get tracked all over the floor. Second, you can add a decorative rug to the floor, or place area rugs where necessary to make the room feel cozier.