In our last post of the blog I was talking about living room interior design for small houses from the point of view of planning and stylistic solutions. Today I would like to elaborate on the choice of furniture and decor for small spaces.
Storing things in a small apartment
The optimal solution is built-in wardrobes, occupying an entire wall from floor to ceiling. It is better if the Cabinet doors are a whole mirror or glossy coating. This way it will visually expand the space (and of course a mirrored wall is a real pleasure for every woman! =)
A perfect solution is making the cabinet of the same color as the walls (white, milky, light gray). In this case, it seems to “dissolve” in the room and will not look awkward.
The sofa bed is a perfect alternative to massive double beds. Soon, I’m going to publish a big article about compact sofa beds and where to buy foldable beds.
Under bed storage bins
Under bed storage bins are now offered by many furniture manufacturers. Ikea under bed bins are real champion on this issue.
Poufs in a small living room combine the function of a coffee table and extra seating options.
Secretair – a super functional thing for a small apartment, allowing you to combine the storage space and a home office.
Living room interior design for small houses: mirrors
Use of mirrors is a favorite and effective technique when working on the interior of small spaces. Mirror wall, large floor mirrors, several mirrors combination, mirrored door furniture – any reflective surface visually expands the space and creates an interesting play of reflections.
Continuing the topic of living room interior design for small houses we recommend transparent furniture, which is a perfect solution for small houses. It “dissolves” in the room, making it visually more spacious. Nowadays you can find a lot of interesting models made of Plexiglas or acrylic. This furniture is durable, safe and requires no special care.
Another smart trick: choose furniture with elegant legs — sofas, chairs, ottomans, tables. This furniture looks smaller and lighter than a solid heavy structure. This technique we used the design project to one-bedroom house.
Windows design in small living room
Windows are our main allies in regeneration of small spaces. Let in as much natural light in — use light transparent curtains, choose a white frame with a minimum number of jumpers.
If your apartment is on a high floor and the neighbors won’t look in your windows from the street, do not use the tulle at all. Allow yourself to enjoy the city views and natural light to make a room airy and spacious.
Bright curtains hung directly to the ceiling will visually enlarge the window.
Curtains can also be matched to the color of the walls, so that they “disappear” in a small living room, making it look more spacious.
The same advice can be applied to the door: choose the same color for the door and the walls so it becomes not so huge, distracting accent in the living room of a small house.
I hope you found this article something new on the subject of Living room interior design for small houses. If you are interested in this topic, also check out these: small bedrooms, small bathrooms and small kitchens.
Based on tvoydesigner.ru