Spring time’s claim to fame isn’t only beautiful flowers and budding trees or butterflies. It’s a time of year when people love to deep clean their homes or redecorate. If you have a living room that is relatively small in size, you might experience a bit of cabin fever toward winter’s end. Besides heading outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine (which you hopefully do on a daily basis) you can use a few decorating hacks to make your indoor space feel larger.
Whether you live alone or with your family, you probably spend a lot of time in your living room. If it’s on the small side, the way you decorate can either make matters worse or help to create a more spacious atmosphere. Keep reading this post to learn three easy-to-apply decorating tricks to instantly make a small main living area feel bigger.
Leave windows bare to make a small living room appear larger
In an over-sized living room, window treatments can give the room a finished look and make it feel cozy. If your room is small, curtains, swags or draperies can make you feel closed-in. Try leaving your windows bare for a month and see how you like it. When windows are bare, it allows more direct sunlight to enter, which can make a room feel more open and spacious. If you live in an area where passersby will be able to see into your house if you don’t have window coverings, then go ahead and use window treatments. But—make them the same color as your walls so that they blend in and the room feels larger.
Keep your living room de-cluttered if it is small
You might be the type of person who is comfortable in a messy room, which is fine. If your goal, however, is to create a sense of enlargement in a small living room, then the mess has got to go. De-cluttering isn’t exactly the same as decorating, but we’re considering it a decorating tip because a clean and tidy room without clutter will make the room feel larger. If you have items lying on coffee tables or strewn all over the floor, there is space underneath those items that isn’t visible. Clear the items out of the way, and you’ll expand visibility throughout the room, making it feel more airy and open.
Hide all electrical cords, if possible
Electrical cords not only make a living room look messy, they cause the room to appear smaller because it looks congested. Consider investing in baseboard cord hider devices. They’re easy to install and reasonably affordable in price. You might be surprised how roomy your living room starts to feel when you start hiding all the electrical cords.
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