With houses turning into little match boxes and minimalism taking the wheel, it is no longer an embarrassment to cut down the space of your living room. However, you can still play around with the color-palet, decor and lighting to make the best out of what you’ve got. Here are a few knick-knacks to help you work around the crummy corners!
1) Low Seating- High ceiling
Couches close to the floor create the effects of a high ceiling. Likewise, a low but broad teapoy could make an elegant addition. Add mini cushions and throw pillows of rich brocade fabric to make your living room comfortable for lounging. Dramatic colors such as violet and scarlet for the decor, when contrasted with slightly darker walls also give a look comfort. Cozy and cute is here to stay!
2) Hang it in a Hammock
Hammock Chairs function as extra seating and also make for a trendy piece of decor- a lifesaver for a small living room. While they are super light and up the aesthetics, they don’t take up any space on the floor. Brownie points for the throw pillows and snuggle pillows you can add on them. Plus, just how fun are they?!
3) Go all out with the color!
And no, we’re not talking about the color plate for the walls and furniture, but the decor. The floor-to-ceiling book shelves turn your living room into a classy library space. The leather bound and the colored spines introduce a splash of color, which can be heightened to a riot of color by a clutter of artwork and colorful cushions, for an extra edge. You can otherwise choose to float vintage pieces of art around the living room, so as to draw the focus away from the closing-in walls.
4) Mirror mirror on the wall!
A large shiny mirror creates the visual effect of a larger living room. By framing a mirror with the right kind of timber, or one that complements the other furniture in the room- say the sofa, you just up your decor game by scores of times. The mirror also helps in reflecting the light better, keeping your home bright. To top it all, a wonderful symmetrical look comes in with the mirror.
5) Built-in furniture
This Modern design from the mid-century has definitely made a come back to sophisticated, minimalist homes. The built-in sofa projects out of the wall, the built-in storage units seem to hang in mid air and mounting walls are the built-in storage units. This is a stroke of brilliance, utilizing maximum space.
A living room is supposed to be a reflection of those who live in it. Style it the way you want to, but make it inviting enough to want to hang out there!