From little to large: How to make your living room appear larger than it really is


There are few things in certain in life, but one thing that most people would agree on is that most people on the hunt for a new home are looking for a huge living room space.

Sure, kitchens might be grabbing all of the headlines right now for their extended living space benefits, but don’t let that take anything away from living rooms. We all want a larger one but unfortunately, the design of our home means this is quite difficult to achieve.

This is the reason behind today’s post. Through a few tricks of the eye, it’s possible to make your living room look a lot bigger than it really is. Let’s find out how to do this.

Draw the eye upwards with shelves

One of the easiest ways to trick the eye in the living room is to draw the eye upwards. This immediately creates the illusion of space and while this is of the vertical variety, it still inflates the entire size of the room.

Of course, when installing shelves, a degree of caution needs to be taken. Particularly if you are installing on a drywall, making sure that you have the appropriate fixings is crucial unless you want to run the risk of seeking an ATL drywall repair service to fix any gaping holes you have created!

Light colors will be your best friend

In today’s age, this won’t come as a surprise. After all, we seem to be well and truly in the age of neutral colors – and these can help the size of your living room as well.

While dark tones might create something of a cozy environment, if you are desperate for a little more size consider lighter shades. These have the knack of reflecting light around the room, which is one of the secret ingredients when it comes to making a room feel a litter bigger.

Keep enough space between furniture and the wall

It might be tempting to create those huge spaces in the middle of your living room, but try and stay conscious of the gaps around the perimeter as well. If you have a giant sofa, resist the urge to push it right up to the wall. Having small gaps between furniture and the wall can make your space look significantly more open, all at the cost of a few inches.

Always opt for statement furniture

On the subject of furniture, you should be doing everything in your power to reduce the clutter. This means, one piece of furniture is always going to beat several in a small room. The eye is just drawn to one item, rather than several, and you will be surprised at the difference this makes.

Of course, this doesn’t mean to say that you should be looking to purchase a huge corner sofa and fill your room – but don’t be worried about buying those slightly bigger pieces of furniture as they can actually make the opposite effect of what most people think when it comes to size.

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