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25 Easy Ways To Expand Your Living Room
Your living room is often the heart of your home where you gather with your family and friends, spend long and cozy evenings and much, much more. While making the space physically larger would involve expensive remodeling, there are many ways to make the room look bigger that are simple to execute and budget friendly. We’ve gathered the easiest ones, take a look!
Focus On The Floor
The floor takes up a significant amount of square footage and it impacts your living room design a lot. Avoid interrupting the eye with different and especially contrasting floor coverings. Choose one flooring material, such as wood or carpet, throughout your living room and adjoining rooms to visually expand the space and create flow with your design. Prefer furniture with legs, so the floor fades under it and looks larger.
a contemporary meets industrial living room with a grey laminate floor and furniture on legs
warm-colored neutral carpet flooring is a nice choice for adding warmth and coziness and it will make the space larger
if you wanna add a rug, go for a matching color and prints that aren't too bold
neutral flooring paired with a whitewashed white and blue rug with a subtle print to match the space
a super neutral boho space with white woven carpet flooring for a texture and to make the space bigger
a light grey sleek floor and furniture on legs to make the space look larger and more light-filled
a light-filled living room with white walls and a light-colored parquet floor plus furniture on legs
Take Advantage Of The Walls
The place where the walls meet the floor defines the size of a room both physically and visually. Emphasize the wall’s height with any means you have: hang floor-length curtains close to the ceiling, use tall bookshelves to compel guests to look up or install crown molding.
a stylish living room with grey floor-length curtains that make the space look taller and larger
white floor-length curtains will make the space look bolder and larger, they contrast black walls
make your living room higher and large hanging such light-colored curtains up close to the ceiling
molding paired with light-colored floor-length curtains for a chic and welcoming space
light-colored curtains under the ceiling molding is right what you need for a larger look
your curtains can be colorful, too, match your throws and blankets with the curtains you have
light-colored floor-length curtains match the living room and make it look higher and larger
sheer pleated ivory curtains going up to the ceiling to make the space look larger and airier
Add A Focal Point
Emphasize a focal point or accent piece in order to take people’s attention away from the size of the room. Choose any focal point you want – a mantel, an artwork, a bold piece of furniture or anything else that comes to your mind. Make it super contrasting and super bold, let it take over the whole room, and it will be a nice conversation starter.
a unique wall art on wood that takes the whole wall is a bold statement
a over-sized artwork and a couple of chairs that perfectly echo with it
a super bold yellow tufted sofa makes a cool statement in a neutral space
a fireplace highlighted with copper panels for safety and a bold modern look
a fireplace accentuated with black metal panels looks chic and a bit industrial
a super colorful gallery wall with multiple colorful works of art that feature different styles
a stunning boho gallery wall with mismatching frames and various signs and works of art
Use Mirrors To Reflect Light
Mirrors push walls away and reflect light, which makes the space look bigger, this is a classic idea to make your space look larger. Use them in front of your most attractive decor, such as flowers or rich drapes or windows, to reflect beauty and please the eye. Avoid using a mirrored wall, which can look too retro and alter your aesthetic. Make your living room larger easier and faster!
a welcoming boho living room with an oversized framed mirror that reflects light coming from the windows
a superb large mirror doubles the natural light coming and makes the living room look larger
a neutral and pastel living room with a pretty arched floor mirror to enlarge the space and double light