How to maximise space in your living room

If you have been browsing the internet or checking out the home design magazines looking for your dream living room, then you will be forgiven for believing that many living rooms are huge open spaces with fantastic high ceilings and more than enough space for several large sofas. The reality, of course, is far from this. Modern homes are, to put it mildly, somewhat lacking when it comes to space. So, making sure that you make the most of what you do have can be important. There is no reason why you can’t create an amazing room that can be the perfect place for relaxing on your own. Or, even entertaining a group of friends.

Choose furniture carefully

There are a couple of important things that you need to take into consideration in terms of the furniture in your living room. When it comes to choosing those items of furniture that you want to use, give some serious thought to scale. Oversized sofas look great. And, its true they are fantastic for lounging on. However, they take up a lot of space. Consider the proportions of your room when looking at sofas.  Choose something that is a little more compact for a smaller room. You might find that the combination of a two-seater sofa and a couple of chairs will work much better in the space. Look at tight back sofas. They are not as deep as some of the other sofas on the market and can work well in a smaller space without the need to make compromises on either quality or design. And it isn’t just sofas. Opt for slimmer versions of all the furniture you can – it will really help to maximise the space.

Positioning is everything

Positioning is key with a smaller room. Whilst it can be really tempting to push your furniture up to the walls this will have the effect of looking like you have less space in a room.  So, in order to maximise the space, make sure that the furniture is more central.

A splash of colour

We have said it before, but it is worth remembering that colour is a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal when trying to maximise the space in a room. Light colours can make a room not only seem brighter but also larger. So, use them to your advantage to help create the illusion of more space. If you want to use bright colours, then save these for accessories. Add key splashes of colour to the rest of the room.

A place for everything

A really simple way to maximise the space in your living room is to keep it tidy! Plan the layout of the room carefully and add some key pieces of storage, then make sure you use them to keep surface clutter to a minimum. A clean and tidy room looks more spacious than one with things out all over the place. This is a great tip that can really help you to make all the difference.


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