Is your current living room cramping your style? Looking for some new stylish, innovative living room ideas, but not sure where to start? An influential space that has the power to set the tone for the entire home, your living room is a reflection of your personality and style, and the things you choose to fill it with should be your favourite shapes, colours, textures and pieces of furniture. But what if your living room is too small? Don’t stress, because we’ve got some brilliant living room ideas guaranteed to fool the eye and make your living room appear larger.

#1 Revamp and Balance Your Space with Stylish, Multifunctional Modern Furniture

No longer just about colour matching and keeping up with symmetry, interior design is all about the use of minimum space to the maximum efficacy, and if there’s one way to cheat your way back to more space, start by revamping and balancing your space with the right modern and stylish, multifunctional furniture. Nowadays, smaller spaces demand furniture that takes up less space and that is also functional, stylish and comfortable. A rising trend among urban loft living fashionistas, businesses and modern homes – go for armless contemporary sofas, modular corner sofas, chairs with slender profiles and legs, glass and chrome tables, or a large upholstered ottoman that can double as a coffee table, secret storage compartment or chair. Modern furniture pieces, such as these, will fill your small space with comfort and function, without making it appear or feel crammed.

#2 Give the Illusion of Space with Natural and Modern Lighting

It’s all about optical illusion. A pivotal element in any living room design, nothing shrinks a room faster than poor lighting. Yes, lighting can make or break a space, which is why your first step would be to make the most of all the natural light you have available. However, if your space lacks natural light, then take advantage of white or pale hues, as this will automatically increase the brightness of a room by reflecting light. Secondly, you can also create the illusion of space with larger modern lamps, pendants and chandeliers.

#3 Keep Colours and Patterns to Scale

It’s no secret that colours are powerful. While dark colours absorb light, making a room appear smaller, neutral colours are key elements in opening up any small space to make it appear larger. Generally, it’s always best to opt for smaller prints. However, if you’re mad about larger prints, then this is where colour will save the day. Darker colours with large patterns will make your living room look small, whereas lighter and softer colours, such as white, cream and icy blues and greens, with big prints and patterns will make your space appear larger than what it really is.

If you’re looking for some more inspiration on how to decorate your home while maximising space, then prepare to be blown away by our interior decorators at JOY Furniture. Master illusionists in the field of interior design, we can offer you ideas, tips and design solutions to utilise your space and cheat your way to more space. Browse our blog and online catalogue today.

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