Sunday, January 30, 2011

Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

Delegating space in a small living room will require you to go the extra mile when it comes to emphasizing the architectural aspects of your living space.

The following facts should be taken into consideration for your remodeling endeavors:

#1. Dimensions
Several little chairs and a love seat will definitely not make your living space seem any bigger than it really is. This kind of seating arrangement will actually lend an displeasing atmosphere to the room. Several upholstered furniture pieces with low arms and backs would be a better, more comfortable idea overall. Tables with storage drawers and cubbyholes will both incorporate a sense of weight while regulating clutter, all without taking up too much space.

#2. Layout
Laying out the room as an entertainment center needs to be done in a compacted, typical U-shaped manner. Take your sofa and place the two upholstered chairs on each end of it so that they are facing one another, and have all of these sitting against a single wall. You can rotate the chairs for television viewing. In doing so, this organizes both the direction of traffic and perceived space, thus enabling your living space to take on the duty of entertaining and television viewing.

#3. Fittings
Fittings should be used frugally while illuminating the room with composition and color. The room will be filled with a sense of practicality when big floor pillows, art pieces and pots are used to decorate it. You could use a display cabinet or wall niche in one corner for some of your pieces to make it a collection.

#4. Color Schemes
You should use bright textiles and paint your walls with gorgeous colors. One architectural theme you could use is an arched doorway. You could integrate an interior color on the arch that adds an even contrast to the rest of your walls. Giving your windows a bold color scheme or using a darker color to accent your wall would be ideal if you are more akin to lighter hues in your living space. Brighter colors can be used in the textiles to anchor the wall color if it has a neutral hue.

#5. Adding Light to Your Living Space
With lighting, you have the means to emphasize the textiles and colors in your room. You could accent your sofa with some table lamps on top of your end tables. You could use floor lamps that imitate the hue and texture of your table lamps on all opposite sides. The end result is a room that is neither overpowered nor too lightly underscored with lighting. Make sure that the tops of your lamps both stay the same height to produce more even lighting and to emulate a sense of consistency.

#6. Floor Planning
To give your room a more solid composition, you could set up an area rug. Pick out a spot in your room where the rug will have enough space to "uphold" the seating arrangement as a whole. This will result in the prominent definition of your room, making it seem larger than its seating arrangement actually is.

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