A living room is one of the most important spaces in any home. However, not all living rooms are incredibly spacious. This is especially true for today’s modern condo-living trend. However, small spaces doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice decorative design. Today, we will be going over how you can utilize your furniture to maximize the space in your living room. These tips will allow you to do the most with the space you have so that you can entertain guests or relax in a spacious environment.
Keep Furniture Off Walls
One of the easiest things you can do to maximize your space without sacrificing your beautiful furniture is simply backing your furniture off of the wall. This simple trick can make your living space appear much larger while still including all the furniture that you hold dear.
When backing your furniture off the walls, keep everything level. You don’t want a table lamp closer to the wall than your sofa. By keeping everything slightly off the wall, it will give your living room a more ‘floaty’ look.
Use Light Colours
While dark colours are not bad by nature, they can make a room appear smaller. When you’re already working with limited space, having a room with dark paint and dark furniture can make the room appear claustrophobic. Using lighter colours will have a reverse effect.
Colours such as white, cream, light blues or gray are the best choices to go with if your trying to make your living room appear larger. It creates the illusion of openness, and make your living room much more comfortable.
If you’ve ever been in a funhouse, you’ve experienced what a room with mirrors can do. It gives it the sense of infinite space, and can make even the smallest of spaces appear large and open. This same idea can be applied to your living room.
Of course, lining your entire walls with mirrors will cause confusion more than anything else. However, strategically placing a mirror in your living room can give it the illusion of more space. Place a full-sized mirror on your main wall and not only will your room appear larger – you’ll also have a great mirror to look at before you head out!
Leave The Drapes
Lastly, keep the drapes and blinds off of your windows! These are not only darkening your room but are giving it a more congested feel. As we stated previously, brighter rooms create the illusion of more space, and by leaving windows open, you will create an even greater sense of an open-air environment. If privacy is a concern, use sheer white drapes to give the room the added brightness, without the nosey neighbours.
In today’s world, many people are opting out of larger homes for smaller condo spaces. Just because you have less space, doesn’t mean you can’t create a living room that’s suitable for multiple guests without feeling congested. Follow these tips, and you will maximize your beautiful living room’s space without having to sacrifice your decorative design. Need furniture to give your room a more spacey feel? Stop by Guaranteed A Fine Furniture today!
Since we spend about a third of our lives in bed, it stands to reason the bedroom should be restful and beautiful. To achieve such an oasis of calm, it’s important to have a vision for your room, one that is uniquely you, before picking out new furniture. Will it be romantic, masculine, country, beachy or xxx? Will it use the same palette as the rest of the house, or be unique? Clip pictures out of magazines or from Pinterest to get ideas. Some of these you should bring in to the showroom to get help realizing that décor look.
The Most Important piece of Furniture is … the Mattress
The right mattress makes all the difference in getting a great night’s rest. There are many options but the key to deciding is testing them out. By lying on them for at least five minutes, you’ll get a sense of what suits — firm or soft, made of memory foam or coils, pillowtop or a combination of the three.
The Bedroom Set
This again depends on you. Some people, especially tall people, don’t like footboards for good reason, so you may have to pick a bed frame that comes only with a headboard. Whatever you choose – whether the bed and dressers and night tables match or are an eclectic choice – should fit with your overall design choices. Talking to the salesperson, and showing them your storyboard of ideas (from magazines and online pictures), will steer you in the right direction. A good salesperson will have a good eye for design and will be able to show you options you might not have thought about before, and will help you keep a consistent visual theme including wood finish and style.
Consider the room’s natural light sources when creating the furniture layout plan. If morning light streams in a large window, you may want to place the bed away from it so you’re not woken up early although black out linings on drapery will prevent this as well. Bedside lamps will add task light for nighttime reading. Best to put an overhead light on a dimmer so you get enough light for dressing but can lower in the evening.
Add Some Décor
Décor makes a room personal and adds colour – this includes your choice of bedding and pillows, but also artwork. Of all rooms in the home, this is a great place to display family photos. Bedrooms are meant to be cozy, so the more texture the better. In addition to a bedspread or duvet, you can add faux fur or knitted throws, cashmere accent pillows, a reading chair in wool, drapes in rich velvet. A rug also adds texture and keeps feet cozy and warm. In the summer, when the aim is for a cooler, fresher, breezier feel, remove the wool carpet and cashmere throws, and add cotton, seagrass, and lighter colours.
Keep It Clutter Free
To help keep the room visually clean, look for a bedside table that includes storage and routing for cables. This will conceal power cords for lamps, alarm clocks and cell phone chargers.
Guaranteed A Fine Furniture has a brilliant showroom filled with everything from mattresses, foundations, headboards, footboards, dressers, end tables, lamps, rugs and throw pillows. Come into the showroom and see our experts today to bring your dream bedroom to life!
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Considering that fully a quarter of all people work from home at least some of the time, we don’t invest enough energy or money into how that home office looks and feels. And research suggests that when you feel good and comfortable in your home office, productivity increases. Rather than use up all those pieces furniture left over from college days, carefully choose new furniture that is ergonomically correct for your body – and looks good too.
The dining room is making a comeback. Although open-concept main floors are the norm, some homes still have a cozy dining room, and in more traditional homes, the dining room never left. Even if you don’t use it all that often, you still want it to look great, because the reality is many of us still like to entertain in the dining room.
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