Make Your Living Room Look Bigger

November 5, 2019

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Decorating a living room is a lot like putting on clothes, except you have to commit to one “look” for at least a season—maybe even longer. But if you think about this analogy, you can actually exploit it for the better, even if your living space is a bit small for your tastes. In the same way certain items of clothing can accentuate your best features, decorative accents and strategies can also play to a living room’s advantage. Here’s how to make living room decorating magic. Strategically place a big mirror opposite your windows for an optical illusion that will make your room feel bigger. Traditional curtains can feel dark and heavy. So let the sun shine in with lighter drapery fabrics. Try a set of sheers in lieu of blackouts in a living room. Or forgo window treatments altogether, so natural light can really stream into your space. This will make your room appear brighter and bigger almost immediately. The easiest way to make your living room feel more spacious is to move all of your furniture that’s leaning against the walls out a few inches. Giving pieces like sofas, bookcases, and chairs that little bit of breathing room will help the whole room feel less cramped and more airy.  Minimalism is definitely having a moment and less clutter means more space. Aim for fewer, larger objects, even in small spaces. The more you can clear off surfaces and tabletops, the bigger your room will seem.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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