The living room is where we enjoy the comforts of home. Therefore, it is essential to be beautiful and comfortable. If your home's living room is small and you want to make the space appear larger, read about the mistakes you should not make when arranging the interior.
Incorrect lighting selection
The lighting of the room has a significant influence on the mood and the perception of the space. Incorrect selection of lighting in the living room is one of the most common mistakes and involves installing only ceiling lights. Ceiling lighting alone will make the space appear even smaller. To avoid this, you can add decorative wall lamps, which you will install at the height of a person, and if you are going to hang pictures in the living room, put one wall lamp for the pictures as well. Also, a table lamp is needed to illuminate the lower part of the room. Correct, even distribution of light will make the space appear larger and will have a positive effect on the mood.
Storing things incorrectly
Sometimes, when arranging a small living room, they think that because the space is small, to save space, they should choose a closed closet and put everything inside, away from the eyes - this is a mistake. A fully closed wardrobe will load and fill up an already small space. To avoid errors, choose a combined cabinet with drawers and shelves for storing bulky items and open shelves for storing essential accessories. Remember that storing (hiding) all items will not save you space.
A mistake made in the arrangement of the furniture
A common mistake when furnishing a small living room is to design a seating plan just for the dining table. Of course, the performance of the chairs at the dining table is essential, but it is no less important to develop a plan to collect the sofa, armchairs, and chairs. Try as much as possible to place the seating furniture facing each other. Imagine that you have guests who will inevitably talk to each other and ask questions: How comfortable will they be able to talk to each other? Will they hear each others’ voices? Will communication be accessible? Will they be able to reach the seating area and exit quickly and easily? The answers to these questions will help you arrange the living room in such a way that it is convenient and comfortable.
Buying the wrong size furniture
Choosing the right size of furniture is one of the most critical challenges of decorating a small living room. Due to the room's smallness, they make a mistake and buy small furniture, which makes the space look smaller than it is. Feel free to fill a small room and use a large table to create the illusion that the room is more significant.
Choosing a small rug
A common mistake is choosing a small rug and placing it in the middle of the furniture. To increase the space in the living room, you should use a large carpet on which you will put most of the table.