If your living room is small, you can do several things to give it a larger feel. By removing unnecessary pieces, you can give the illusion of height and width to your living room. Try to keep all wall decor and storage above eye level to avoid cluttering the negative space. Also, don’t use too many rugs and throws in your living room. A rug can never be too large, so don’t put too much furniture on it.
Opting for furniture that is elevated and free of clutter will make your room feel larger. Furniture that is on legs will trick the eye into thinking it is larger. This kind of furniture is called ghost furniture and it is also known as clear acrylic tables and chairs. These items will create the illusion of a bigger room without taking up visual space. You can also consider adding side tables to flank the sofas to give the room a more spacious feel.
Choose neutral colours for your walls. Dark colors can make a room feel cramped, so opt for lighter, brighter shades. Avoid using deep colors – contrasting shades can create the opposite effect. If you can’t choose a neutral colour scheme, use a light neutral tones like beige or ivory. These colours will lift the space and make it feel spacious. This can also be done in conjunction with a paint job.