Your living room is often the heart of your home, where you can meet up with family and friends, spend long, cozy evenings and much more. While physically increasing the space would involve expensive remodeling, there are many ways to make the space appear larger that are easy to perform and budget friendly. We have put together the simplest ones, take a look!
Focus on the ground
The floor takes up a significant amount of space and has a huge impact on the design of your living room. Avoid interrupting the eye with different and particularly contrasting floor coverings. Choose a flooring material such as wood or carpet throughout the living room and adjacent rooms to visually expand the space and create a flow with your design. Prefer furniture with legs so that the floor underneath will fade and look bigger.
Make use of the walls
The place where the walls meet the floor defines the size of a room both physically and visually. Emphasize the height of the wall by whatever means you have: hang floor-length curtains close to the ceiling, use tall bookcases to force guests to look up or install moldings.
Add a focus
Emphasize a focal point or accent piece to distract people’s attention from the size of the room. Pick any focal point – a mantelpiece, a piece of art, a bold piece of furniture, or anything else that comes to mind. Make it super high contrast and super bold, let it take up all of the space, and it will be a nice conversation starter.
Use mirrors to reflect light
Mirrors push walls away and reflect light, making the room appear larger. This is a classic idea for making your space look bigger. Use them in front of your most attractive decor, such as flowers or lavish curtains or windows to reflect the beauty and please the eye. Avoid using a mirrored wall that can look too retro and change your aesthetic. Make your living room bigger easier and faster!