The houses are getting smaller. Where once you fit, now fit three as he says. The floors of the big cities have seen their m2 reduced and the rooms are also more limited. And the living room is one of the rooms that has suffered the most cuts of m2.
But do not spread panic! The little space available in your living room should not be an excuse for not having a stylish and dreamy decoration. The decorator and interior designer is clear how to do it and gives you the necessary advice to get a stay of 10. Take note!
Multipurpose decoration, the must of all seasons
Rule number 1: furniture and decorative objects have several functions. In this way you will not only save space, but also, you can change your decor every time you get tired without your pocket suffering from it. You can not ask for more!
A good option is to acquire a TV cabinet that incorporates drawers or shelves, so you can use it as storage. As for accessories, there are glass vases that serve as vases, candle holders or ice buckets; If you have a wicker basket, you can use it to store blankets, cushions, magazines or anything else you can think of.
Forget the giant sofas
The huge sofas that have multiple seats and occupy an entire side of the room - or more, if you put one in the form of 'L' or accompany them with individual seats - are an annoyance for small spaces: recharge the room too much and leave no room for much more.
A great way to take advantage of the space is to incorporate a unique piece with a comfortable and original design that gives character to the space and occupies less than a traditional sofa. At your side, if you still see that it can be accommodated, add a stool type pouffe that is not very large, so that it serves as an extra seat that you can move from one room to another in case you need it.
Use light colors, neutrals and pastel shades
The light pastel shades and neutrals give a sense of space and light, which are a safe bet for a small room. If you want to give a touch of more vivid color, take advantage of textiles and accessories such as cushions, lampshades, blankets or rugs and place them in strategic places in the room. In this way, you will not overload the space and you will break with the monotony.
Lighting, your greatest ally
In a small space, lighting is your biggest ally. If your room has windows, take advantage of the natural light that enters through them and do not use dark curtains or blinds. Also do not put large furniture (sofas, shelves) in front.
As for artificial light, avoid putting extravagant ceiling lamps to make the stay smaller. Use table lamps or floor lamps at strategic points, such as next to the sofa or on a side table, so that everything is in harmony and you have free space in the center of the room.
Side tables to replace the coffee table
In small classrooms, many times a coffee table occupies a large part of the space or is uncomfortable when it comes to moving around. The side tables are a great help in these cases: they can serve as a small central table or be placed on the sides of the sofa to support things.
Do not forget the order and verticality
For a small room does not seem overwhelming, order and cleanliness are essential. Also verticality. The more shelves, shelves or vertical furniture you use, the more space you have at your disposal. As much as it is a small room, playing with heights is very useful to make the most of the square footage, especially in long rooms where you have more chances of any furniture, plant or accessory staying in the middle of your step.