If you live in an apartment, chances are that your living room isn’t as spacious as you’d hoped for. With the right design and layout, your little living room will feel larger than life. The tips below will help you make the most of your space without feeling cramped.
Position the room to maximize on sunlight
The simplest of tips involves the sun! Natural light is key in making a small living area feel bigger. Be sure your larger pieces of furniture (sofa, book case, etc.) aren’t blocking a window. Try arranging your living room furniture so that as much sunshine as possible can shine in.
Kick out the coffee table
Swap out the traditional coffee table with a big, cozy ottoman. Feel free to fancy it up with a decorative tray on top to hold magazines, your tv remote & most importantly… SNACKS! Aside from its snack storing ability, you can actually kick your feet up & relax.
Reflect upon it
Mirror, mirror, on the wall – how can I make my living room not feel so small? Hanging a decorative mirror opposite a window will help reflect more light, which will open up your small space.
Maintain your path to success
As you arrange your furniture, think about how you can group items together to create a sense of a path within the room. By creating a natural pathway, you are establishing a flow & this also ensures that guests won’t feel crammed or claustrophobic when they spend time in your apartment.