Small space rooms present a decorating challenge. You want to fill the space with comfortable furniture, but you don’t want it to look cramped.
If your living room is on the small side, open it up with your window treatment selections. Take advantage of the window space by hanging lightweight, transparent drapes. It will let the light in and allow you to see outside. This, in turn, creates the illusion of more space in the room.
Take advantage of corners
Be sure to utilize your corner space. So instead of placing a large sofa next to the corner – and leaving open space – put an armchair directly in front of it. Then you can add a lamp and possibly a shelf nearby, creating a separate living space within the room. Additionally, small bioethanol fireplaces placed near the corner of a room can create a warm reading nook.
You can also make the room look larger with wallpaper. Large-format wallpapers trick the eye into thinking the space around it is larger as well. So install a print of wide horizontal stripes, pastels, floral or geometric lines. Place decorative wall mirrors in the space to reflect the pattern and make the room seem larger.
Open layouts have been popular for years, and the design aesthetic isn’t going away anytime soon. So knock down the wall between your kitchen and living room to create a shared space. Then when you entertain people in the kitchen, you can connect with the guests in other parts of your home. When you need more privacy between these rooms, place decorative panels or screens where the wall once stood. Double-sided fireplaces divide space while still providing airflow and a feeling of openness.
- EcoSmart Fire