Decorating a narrow yet long living room can be quite a tough task. But, if you plan your layout well in advance, then you can create a space that looks like it should be featured in a design magazine. Here are some ideas to help you create the living area of your dreams.
It is important that while planning the living room design, you ensure that the area is balanced and does not seem furniture heavy. Even with a long living area that can seem quite difficult to fill in, you can create a space that will not only be gorgeous but also enviable.
A long living room can often pose serious problems while designing the space, but if you know the tips behind proper furniture arrangement, wall colors and choosing the right accessories, you should have a beautiful room in your house.
Always use a paper or graph layout of the actual room. Use paper cutouts to represent each piece of furniture that you own and then place them on the graph paper to create different decors. Choose a design that is aesthetically pleasing to your eye, uses the space well, and creates a conversation space that can easily seat at least five people.
Instead of having one conversation space which can accommodate many people, try and create multiple areas for seating. Make one wall the focal point of the living area by creating a fireplace there or having your television mounted there.
You can also choose to create a reading area beside a window or a fireplace with a comfortable large armchair placed alongside a tiny table with a lamp on it. This could be a great conversation point.
Colors and textured walls go a long way in changing the character of the room and also to give it an illusion of space. Lighter colors always work well if you want to make the room appear larger as do mirrors. Use a wall color that highlights the talking point of the room, which could be any accessory that you think is the most attractive piece in the room.
One accessory that works very well in any long room would be a mirror that can create an illusion of space in the room. Using ornate mirrors can also add to the attractiveness of the room in general.
These ideas can be used if you are looking forward not only to make your small space look spacious but also your guests extremely envious of your space which you can be proud of.