Anyone who knows the housing situation in Germany knows very well that most apartments in the city are rather small. Unfortunately, the living space is not enough and you have to rely on every free square meter. This question not only occupies house tenants, but also interior designers and furniture manufacturers. Everybody tries to get the most out of a small apartment, so that it seems really airier and bigger. And what do you need first and foremost in your home? Of course, a lot of peace and comfort. There is a room in every apartment that offers always and all cosiness, comfort and relaxation, and of course that is the living room. This is usually the place to make yourself comfortable, spend time with family and friends, sit together with good wine or cuddle up with a couple. Especially because of its multifunctionality, the living room is so special and its decor and general interior design deserve a lot of attention. And if the living room is quite small? Yes, that would be a serious problem for many people, but not for us. Because we have a few practical tricks for you, how to make your small living room seem bigger. Yes, we want to show you how to make clever use of your limited living room area and how to create a modern and stylish ambience.
Room and color planning
Bright color design, straight lines and simple shapes characterize the modern living room design
The experts in terms of interior design say that good planning is crucial, it brings us to the desired result. Therefore, we recommend you to make in advance a room design of the small living room. Which furniture do you really need there? What is urgently needed and what should be left out? What should the background look like in the small living room? Questions about questions ... But do not let your head hang because there is a way out of any difficult situation! And we are now showing the best solutions for setting up a small living room. First, you have to think about the useful living room furniture. A sofa, a low and highboard, coffee table and maybe something else. Do not let the small living room look crowded. This can lead to depression. On the contrary, try to make it look wider. You succeed with the appropriate color design. Choose lighter shades of color and create a serene and friendly atmosphere where you and your family members like to linger. Make the most of the restrained color palette and you'll soon see how beneficial it is to your senses and mood. Bright wall paint, upholstery in tinted shades and a carpet in the same nuance make the homey ambience. Bright or dark colors have their well-deserved place in the interior, but in the small living room they may only be used as accents so that they do not obscure the limited space.
The modern design in the small living room makes the room look wider, brighter and more airy
Choose seating in bright colors and you can not go wrong
Cleverly choose the living room furniture
Your living room would definitely look bigger and wider if you set it up according to minimalist decorating rules. Yes, especially in a small area: less is more! You should rather be sparing with the choice of furniture and try to reduce your living room furniture to the bare essentials. For all of us it is clear that the living room is the center of every apartment. Here you want to relax after a hard day's work and come to rest, feel good and sit together with friends and family. So you just need the furniture that offers it all. In the specialized trade or on-line you can find exactly what your taste, your wishes and preferences corresponds and offers you a lot of comfort and coziness. The range of furniture is so rich that you will certainly have to choose a long time to find the best for your interior. To be more specific, let's just give a few examples and make your choice easier.
Powerful furniture does not belong in the small living room! Choose a multifunctional interior. For example, a sofa with sleep function would be ideal. If you get unexpected overnight visit, then you can offer your guests a comfortable place to sleep. Even an elegant corner sofa would fit well into the small living room if you place it properly. Modern footstools or poufs offer plenty of storage space, where you can hide and store a lot of the useless for the moment. There are even more clever variants - two in one! This means that a piece of furniture can successfully combine and fulfill two functions. For example, the coffee table could also serve as a stool. That saves you space and at the same time you do not miss anything! And pay attention to the production material of your living room furniture. They would have to be as light and flexible as possible, so you could possibly change them easily.
Stool and coffee table in one: Multifunctional furniture is in demand now
Modernity and functionality go hand in hand: a game and work table in one
To use the vertical plane as much as possible - that is the motto when furnishing small living rooms. Yes, if space is limited, you must move up. High built-in wardrobes, open shelves on the wall and open and closed compartments can be placed alternately. This brings some dynamism in the picture and the whole room design looks moving. The big plus is that you gain new storage space in this way - on the vertical plane. Clever, right?
Use the wall surface vertically
Bring some dynamics into the picture
What else is on the wall? Would be the logical question in this case, right? Yes, but we answer with a counter question: What would a modern living room be without the flatscreen TV? Well, but where to go? On a large hi-fi cabinet could probably do without in the small living room, but without the box, it is not at all, quite clear! Then attach the TV to the wall using a wall bracket and gain additional free space in the room. In addition, the visual effect of it is always positive, because your floor is free of any technical equipment and this gives you the feeling of space. Also a clever solution, right?
Optical enlargement of the small living room
The mirror reflects the natural light and makes the small living room look more spacious
Our good practical furnishings tips today seem endless. But your design options on limited living space are indeed limitless. With every room furniture one must not forget many tiny objects and eye-catching decoration and do not give it up at all, because the beauty lies in the small details. When you address beautiful works of art, paintings and prints, you can place them in such a way that they harmonize with the interior and even visually expand the living room. But real "miracle makers" in terms of optical space magnification are undoubtedly the mirror. As is generally known, these reflect the light of day and in this way make every room look wider and wider. To take advantage of this visual effect, place a wall mirror opposite a window in the small living room and you can be sure of your success! Also, try to properly select suitable decorative items for your oasis of well-being, so that they do not make the room look crowded or squat.
If you follow our practical furniture tips for small living rooms, you will create a space full of comfort and comfort, where you can relax and relax in the close family circle and where you can receive your friends!
We wish you a good success in the fulfillment of all your creative furnishing ideas and practical projects!
Comfortable stools offer plenty of storage space
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