4 Ways to Make Your Living Room Look Bigger – Rehoboth Beach Real Estate
Realtypin.com Author: Daniel Torelli
In most cases, the living room is the focal point of the entire house. It’s a place where you entertain guests, spend time as a family, or just relax and watch TV.
Whatever your main function for your living room is, you may worry about its size. And, if you are considering selling your home, a small living room may actually be a turn-off for buyers. But instead of spending money on costly renovations, there are plenty of tricks to make your living room seem bigger.
Here are our top 4 ideas:
1. Lighten up
Although you may love the trendy wall paint, if the color is dark, chances are good that it’s making your living room seem much smaller. You may groan thinking that your only option is to paint white or beige, but there are plenty of options that don’t include some form of white, tan, or beige. For example, consider a pale yellow or a light grey, which still provide some form of color without having the walls close in on you.
Just because you paint the walls a lighter shade, doesn’t mean that your living room has to be boring. Include accent colors through throw pillows or rugs that can add a pop of color and still make your living room feel larger and more open!
2. Ease up on the bulk
Large furniture with big pillows can take up a lot of unnecessary space and make the entire room feel smaller. A good rule of thumb is the more floor that’s showing, the larger the room will feel.
Best of all, the current trend in modern furniture is less bulk and clean lines. Although this type of furniture at first glance doesn’t look comfortable, don’t judge a book by its cover. Although it may not radiate coziness, most modern furniture is just as comfortable as bulkier furniture – and it doesn’t make your living room seem smaller than it really is!
3. Glass tables
Glass tables open up a room because you can see through them, right to the floor. That way, you add more visible floor space, without actually getting rid of any furniture!
Just remember, homeowners with small children may need to do some extra maintenance against sticky fingers and smudges. Plus, there are some safety considerations if your children are known for rough housing. However, if you don’t fit into these scenarios, consider a glass coffee table and end tables a great way to open up the room and make it appear bigger.
4. Natural lighting
The best-case scenario is a big picture window in your living room, because it lets in streams of natural light. Bright rooms seem bigger, and picture windows have been known to trick people into thinking a room is actually bigger than it really is.
No matter what your living room’s windows look like, don’t cover them with blinds or heavy curtains that can prevent natural light from coming in. Instead, opt for sheer curtains that let in the most light, without making the room feel smaller. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, add some lamps to the space to brighten up the room and make it feel larger.
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