Living Room Design For Small Room

Consider design, layout and storage to create a stunning scheme in a small living room.

1. INCREASE YOUR LAYOUT OPTIONS

Rehang a door the other way or remove it to open up an unused corner. Have TV sockets and power points moved if needed, so you're not tied to an awkward layout. Consider moving a radiator to free up part, or all, of a wall, or swap a standard panelled one for a vertical model to allow a different furniture arrangement.

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2. MAKE STORAGE A PRIORITY

For a contemporary look, choose adaptable options that keep everything in one place rather than lots of separate pieces. Include shelving for books and ornaments, and drawers for DVDs and smaller items. If possible, have the furniture made to measure to fit a wall and incorporate everything, including your TV and media equipment. Modular furniture can be designed to suit you and the room. If you have space, you might want to include a little desk area with some drawer files to create a study area.

3. KEEP A CLEAR PASSAGEWAY AROUND THE ROOM

The more floor you see, the bigger the room will appear. Add to the illusion with a glass coffee table or sofas and chairs with visible legs rather than floor-length upholstery that obscures the floor.

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4. TRY NOT TO LET THE TELEVISION DOMINATE

Don't be tempted by that big screen size if you can barely fit a sofa in. If you have a fireplace, keep that as the focal point by positioning the television in an alcove or recess. In a small room, mount the TV on a wall to minimise its impact. It should be at eye level when seated, but no lower than 120cm from the floor. Position so there's minimal reflection off the screen from the window or lights, but have a light nearby to prevent eye strain.

5. RECONSIDER THE LIGHTING

Dimmer switches are the easiest way to adjust the mood of the room, while wall lights give a gentle, diffused glow – perfect for relaxed evenings. Otherwise, add an extra power point or two so you can have table lamps to provide atmospheric lighting that you can also read by.

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Source : https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/living-room/news/a34/5-design-tricks-for-a-small-living-room/

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