With just a few interior design tricks and thoughtful home decor choices, the power of illusion is at your finger tips. A smaller living space may present a challenge when it comes to interior design, but with the right resources and access to impeccably styled home furnishings you will be able to style a space comparable to a seasoned professional. By following these simple interior design techniques your living room will appear larger and more open.
Choose Appropriate Furniture
Picking out your living room furniture will be nearly half the battle. Steer clear of bulky or boxy items and keep your focus on pieces that give the appearance of lightness. Items with glass surfaces, furnishings with framework or leggy sofas/chairs will do the trick.
Use Neutral Tones
Darker colors only enhance the limited space and make it feel more enclosed. A soft color palette, on the other hand, with its light and natural tones, creates an illusion of expansive space. Also keep in mind that painting the walls and ceiling the same neutral color obscures their edges and gives the illusion of more height.
Emphasize the Room’s Height
Speaking of height, distract from the absence of width and draw the eyes upward by emphasizing the height of the room. Hang curtains that span the entire vertical length of the wall or use narrow, floor-to-ceiling book cases.