For those who has a challenge of limited space. People who live in the urban area or in the metropolitan often encounter this issue. While larger space does not always translate to a tasteful living room, the illusion of it certainly does. So how can you creatively make your living area larger and better?
Creative Use of Mirrors
Mirror can do so much in helping create the illusion of more space in your room. When used well, it give the illusion a space double the size of what it actually is. Ideally, a wall-height mirror would be used for the whole or a large portion of the wall. However alternatively, you can use multiple vertical or horizontal mirrors lined up on your wall to become a row, or straight up use a wall-sized mirror. To create the desired effect, make sure to use mirrors with little to no frames on them.
Get creative with the lighting and furnitures
The use of both lighting and furnitures help create a focal point to your space. A lot of people think of chandelier when considering light fixtures for a living room. However this does not have to be the case, unless you have enough space for it. Use lamp fixtures that are streamlined and does not make your room feel crowded. Hanging lamp fixtures are great options for this.
Take advantage of natural light
A bright room is going to look so much larger compared to a dark or poorly-lit room. Poorly lit room would have a large portion of the room cast by shadows and make it smaller than it actually is. Worse yet, make it look smaller than it already is. You can’t afford to sacrifice natural light when it comes to making your living area look more spacey. If there is anywhere in your dwelling that needed to have a large window for sunlight to come in, then it’s your living-dining area. Take advantage of the free resource from nature and let the sunlight penetrate your room.
Don’t use disproportionate furnitures
Having just one large furniture is often big commitment on space. Ditch the huge sofa. When a single furniture takes up a huge portion of your room, it’s a sign that it needs to go. Opt instead for several chairs or smaller sofas that you can arrange creatively to fit your space. The same goes for other furnitures. Unless it is a multipurpose display cabinet that you can use as a storage that you make good use of, then ditch the large furnitures. Smaller ones are easier to coordinate, move around, and arrange to suit your space and even your moods.
Open up your wall
Walls are one of the main culprits that make a room feel cramped. If you can’t afford to tear down the whole wall, then eliminating a portion of it is often sufficient. Take the upper portions off. The function of tearing down walls to create a more fluid space is to free your line of sight. So tear down the restrictions, if it’s well within your capability.