Your living room is, perhaps, the most prominent space in your home. Having enough space for you and your guests to relax in is of utmost importance if you’re looking to foster a healthy, welcoming environment. However, achieving the illusion of having sufficient space in your living room can be especially tricky. Here are a few tips on how to make your living room seem bigger:

Decorate the space in lighter colours

Darker colours make everything seem smaller. Try and avoid them by painting the walls a lighter, more neutral tone. This will immediately open up the space, making everything seem much bigger and far less overwhelming.

Make use of mirrors

Mirrors create the illusion of there being double the amount of space that there really is. Add a big, feature mirror if possible – you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference it will make. Glass is also a really good decorative material to use as it will also make the room bigger. Consider a glass coffee table instead of a dark or wooden one.

Try and let in as much light as possible

Choose living room curtains that will allow for light to come into the room during the day. The more light, the better. The darker a room appears to be, the smaller it will seem. Opt for light-weight, airy curtains that will open up the space.

If possible, go for an open-plan kitchen and living room

open-plan kitchen and living roomWhile this is not always the easiest thing to do, creating an open-plan living space is always a good idea. Find out more about Sansbury’s services, and we will be able to help you come to a feasible, affordable solution. We specialise in helping people create their dream homes.

There are numerous ways to make your living room seem bigger. Consider these tips and tricks the next time you feel as though your space is just a little bit too small.


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