Focus on the Floor
Underline a focal point or accent piece in order to take people’s attention away from the size of the room. This can be anything from a feature wall to a mantle, or a bold piece of furniture that make difference with the additional walls. Another option is to add a contrasting accessory. Look for an object in a style that differs from the rest of your decor. For example, if you primarily rely on conventional pieces, try something avant-garde like some modern art. If you favor minimalist modern furniture, choose something that’s traditional, such as an antique armoire, as your focal point.
The ground or floor takes up a significant amount of square footage and thus is one of the most high impact spaces in your living room. Ue one flooring substance, such as wood or carpet, throughout your living room and adjoining rooms to visually expand the space and create flow with your design. In that same stratum, avoid interrupting the eye with contrasting floor coverings. Use sofas and cabinets with legs, so the ground fades under the furniture rather than ending suddenly at a wall of wood or fabric.
The spot where the walls meet the floor defines the size of a room both physically and visually. You can not adjust the location of your walls without a construction crew, but using living space decor that emphasizes the wall is height tie the eye up and makes the room appear larger. To accomplish this hang floor-extent curtains near to the ceiling, use tall bookshelves to compel guests to look up or insert crown molding.
Arrange for Traffic Flow
Take Advantage of the Walls
Add a Focal Point
The living room is often the first room that visitors see when they walk through your entry, and the space sets the tone for how guests feel about the rest of your home. Your living room is also a place for interisting friends and slacking with family and it is design should reflect that.
Uninterrupted movement is one sign of a large space, so dispose your furniture in a way that allows everyone to move easily from one area to the next. Determine how someone enters the room and where they are most likely to go, such as to a sofa or desk chair, then arrange the furniture so people can use paths without obstacle. Make sure to allow enough room to perform tasks ordinary to the room, such as opening and closing window coverings and reaching for light switches.
While making the room physically larger would require expensive remodeling, there are many ways to make the room look larger that are simple to execute and budget friendly. Check out the following easy-to-do and creative living room ornamenting ideas.