The love of small houses is holding steady, but the space can still feel cramped. Even if you have a large home, a big family might make you feel cramped as well. If you are looking for ways to add space to your home’s living room, you can do so by tweaking everything from the living room furniture to how the home was built. Check out these ideas you can put into play.
Keep Your Front Door Free of Clutter
The space directly in front of the entrance to your living room tends to be the area with the most clutter. It’s where everyone puts anything they don’t want to forget before school or work as well as where everyone takes off boots, coats and backpacks. Instead of allowing everyone to pile stuff high, try creating a small cubby space for each person in your family. This is the only place they should keep their belongings. Store extra shoes or coats in bedrooms, or donate them if you suspect nobody will wear them often.
Buy Multifunctional Furniture
Sometimes your furniture just takes up too much space. A large sectional is gorgeous and fun to laze about on, but is it truly practical? Make the most of your living room furniture by purchasing items that do more than one job. Purchase a sofa that has a pull-out bed for when you have overnight guests. Buy wooden benches that can double as a coffee table or triple as a place to store board games or shoes and coats.
Build a Loft
If you’re running low on space, try looking up. Many people are choosing to build a loft in their living rooms, which takes up vertical space instead of floor space. Once the loft is completed, you can use it to store games or other items or as a place for the kids to play. A well-built loft would even make an excellent place for you to read a good book or take a nap by yourself.
Add a Few Mirrors
Mirrors add depth to any room. Try placing one across from the front door and one across from the stairs. The reflections in the mirror will give the illusions that your living room is much larger. Depending on the frames, mirrors are also a gorgeous way to add either a sleek sophistication or quiet old-fashioned charm to the property.
Add Plenty of Light
Even a large room looks smaller if it is dimly lit. If you can, open up all the windows during the day so that your living room will feel larger. If you don’t have a lot of windows or can’t always keep them open, try adding other sources of natural light, such as bulbs and lamps that simulate the natural look of daytime.
A small space doesn’t need to feel cramped or overwhelming. All it takes is a bit of creativity to make your living room fit into your life the way you want it to. Are you looking for multi-functional furniture? Allow us to assist you. Gish’s Furniture has been selling high-quality furniture created by the Amish for years. We are true experts in our industry.