Are you living in a small apartment, then you probably have space issues and you’re trying to find ways of making your living space seem larger. And while your bathroom and bedroom are usually the ones where you’d like to expand, it looks like no one would mind their living room to, at least, look bigger. Here are four tricks to a more spacious living room.
Modern window film even comes with improved features like blocking ultraviolet radiation and insulating the home against heat loss during the winter. And you don’t even have to use them on windows, they work just as well on mirrors or other glass surfaces like sliding doors and cabinet doors. Besides protecting our privacy and offering a chic decorative value, window film also protects furniture and rugs from direct sunlight, preserving our furnishings. Even a not so great view can be hidden in style with the help of decorative window film.
One of my personal favorites, the pendant lamp Dandelion was designed by Richard Hutten, in 2004. Its technical details read as intricate design of laser-cut steel with white powder coat finish, but the result is endless, ethereal and feminine poetry. As weightless as the flower it received its name from, Dandelion pendant lamp filters the light through the pure and geometric ‘petal’ elements and provides direct and ambient illumination for a optimal effect. At first sight, it may be somewhat pretentious, but it can work wonders in the right color scheme. What its designers say about this lamp: “True to its name, Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant the creates the famous and poetic ‘dandelion snow’ of fuzzy, cotton-like seeds when a gush of wind blows on it.
Saying that what you’re about to see is a wonderfully designed living room, is nothing but an understatement. This is so alluring! This is spectacular, it’s gorgeous. Mario Testino is a great photographer, but it looks like he has great taste when it comes to interior design as his living room has attracted everyone’s attention with its artistic look and the fact that everything is placed right where it should be placed.
Or just hide the television in the cabinets across from the couch, as shown in the space below. Do you see the TV? That’s the point!
A small living room can be expanded by taking one of the walls down. Get rid of the wall separating your living room and the kitchen, or your living room and the hall way. But remember, safety comes first. You can always resort to losing a wall to maximise your living space, as long as it won’t harm the structural resistance of the building.
A bookshelf can look cluttered. If you don’t need to access its contents on a regular basis, hang a large piece of art from the shelves, as shown in the next space designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Not only is this technique a great way to maximize limited wall space, it stylishly hides the shelf’s contents. In fact, try placing paperwork or other unsightly items behind the canvas!
In recent years the traditional sofa design has undergone somewhat of a revolution. Designers are now seeing the humble sofa as something more than a comfy place to sit on an evening, or as a statement piece to show off in your home. It is now being classed, by some, as a work of art, whilst also being practical and comfy to sit on, as a sofa should be.