Make Any Living Room Look Bigger

As interior designers, it’s important to learn best practices for accentuating rooms of all shapes and sizes. Especially if you’re working in a metropolitan area, city apartments aren’t always going to offer you tons of space to work with- but you need to learn how to accommodate whatever you’re assigned

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Small living room spaces can be tricky. As designers, we have to be more selective when it comes to large accents and furniture additions. It’s easy to add too many elements to a small living room space and leave it feeling cramped and overfilled. So how can we simplify? Getting started, here are some fantastic tricks for opening up space in a small living room:

Create Movement
Is the living room in question connected to a nearby space such as the kitchen or dining room? Ask if your clients are comfortable with some slight renovations. Opening up an unnecessary doorway or wall to combine adjacent rooms in a more open layout is a great way to make cramped, compartmentalized small rooms seem larger. Here’s a great example that was featured in Houzz. This space feels large and breathable- imagine how much more claustrophobic it would feel if instead a narrow doorway separated that kitchen from the dining room, and a large wall was there instead?