Having the correct layout, storage and design in a small space will ensure the room to appear and feel bigger than it is. Here are our tips to design a small living area:
Look at your layout options
Rearrange the tv sockets and plug points to an easier layout for your room, this will make it much easier to house your furniture and electrical items. If you can, rehang the door so it opens the other way, this will release a whole corner of space which you never even knew you had! You could also consider moving radiators to a more space saving area of the room as this may allow you to put your sofa in a different position.
Storage is a priority
Finding the correct storage furniture can be difficult, try to find pieces that can be used for storage, shelving and that looks stunning. We have a range of storage solutions available online, such as our Breton Oak Dresser . These pieces of furniture are perfect for holding any ornaments, dvd’s, cd’s, files, books as well as looking great in the room. They are a talking piece and one that you will treasure for many years to come.
Floor space is key
Keeping a clear passageway around the room will make the room appear bigger instantly. Add to the illusion with a big mirror hung opposite the window, this will make the light bounce around the room instantly.
Make sure your room as plenty of light source, if you do not have big windows to let the natural light in, add lamps, a big ceiling light and mirrors. It’s a great idea to add a dimmer switch as you can edit the lighting mood whenever you want less or more light.
TV’s can take over small rooms
Many of us love a big screen tv but the reality is, it completely takes over our living areas. Try to keep the tv size relative to your size room, especially if you’ve got a fire place that you have to work around. We have a range of tv units for you to choose from, such as our Rustic Oak TV Cabinet which is a perfect size for a small living area with additional storage space.
If you’d like more information on how to create a bigger space in your home, visit our lifestyle advice page which has a range of great hints and tips to ensure you adore your home.