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4 Tricks for a More Spacious Living Room

Are you living in a small apartment, then you probably have space issues and you’re trying to find ways of making your living space seem larger. And while your bathroom and bedroom are usually the ones where you’d like to expand, it looks like no one would mind their living room to, at least, look bigger. Here are four tricks to a more spacious living room.

1) Structural mods

A small living room can be expanded by taking one of the walls down. Get rid of the wall separating your living room and the kitchen, or your living room and the hall way. But remember, safety comes first. You can always resort to losing a wall to maximise your living space, as long as it won’t harm the structural resistance of the building.

2) Relocate your balcony

It’s hard having friends over and not being able to have them sit at the table. That’s because you can’t afford a big table. But that can be solved, if you “relocate” your balcony and turn it into a dining area. Smart eh?

3) Minimalist furniture

Even if you adore classic of massive wood furniture, it’s going to be hard to fit them in a small living room. And you know it. Therefore, it would be a much better idea to go for minimalist furniture (custom made would be ideal).

4) Don’t use dark colors

There’s a myth that your hardwood flooring shouldn’t be too dark because it would shrink your living space even more. Well you know what? It’s true. Colors have a big impact in creating that spacious feel for your home. You can use cream, beige, or light lime. Also, you can consider using lots of mirrors … they create that “large” feeling that you’re chasing.

These are our four ideas for making a living room seem bigger. Do you have any of your own?

Alex Ion

Alex started Decoist in early 2009, as a passion. With time, things have changed and Alex became more and more obsessed with fancy interiors and contemporary designs. Hence why all his attention today goes to running the magazine -- deciding what gets published, ensuring that our fans on Fa[...]

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