By Florian Louisette. Living Room. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 18:54:58 PM.
Think about alternatives to traditional living room furniture, such as the three-piece suite. It’s still possible to have a cosy area for relaxing and reading with less space-greedy furnishings. Swap an upholstered armchair for a wooden rocker with cushions; and bookcases for slimline ladder-style shelving. Wash walls and accessorise with subtle colour.
This living room has a female’s touch to it. The small living room creates an intimate feel since the furniture is tight, but tasteful. The purple chairs and throw pillows in the room make a bold statement against the off-white furniture. The dark contrast in this room is beautiful with the denim blue area rug and red exposed brick. The is the perfect room to relax with your feet up, grab a beer, and watch the game on a Sunday afternoon.
Before decorating or furnishing an awkwardly shaped living room consider how best to optimise the space available. Think about an L-shaped sofa in a tight eaves space teamed with trunks that can function as coffee tables as well as handy storage. Keep a dark room white to make the most of what little light there is.
While banishing clutter might help a smaller living room feel more open, if you’re a fan of the cosy, lived-in look such a pared back scheme will do little for you. But small doesn’t have to mean bare and characterless. Try the classic combination of dark leather armchair and traditional fireplace – there’s nothing like it for creating a warm, cosy environment. Add much-loved items and accessories – in an interesting, character-filled scheme, no one will be thinking about how small the room is.
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