The important thing to remember in furnishing smaller living areas is produce an area that is cozy and beautiful and yet easily doubles as a very functional part of the house which can serve a multi-purpose role. Cluttering the living room is a bad idea so you need to be clever about your furniture choice and go only for those that serve at least a dual purpose. Sofa beds, futon sets, sectional couches come in mind when you want such furniture.
Visual Balance. Create a good visual balance between the used and unused spaces. By used space I mean the floor that has been occupied by the furniture pieces. It is not necessary to fill every corner of the living room.
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Our living room gives the first impression about our status, lifestyle and family priorities. Selection of bright colors makes the room energy high and is good for entertaining and welcoming guests. Accessories can also be very colorful and highlight the room.
Sophisticated, upscale rooms have walls painted with colors toned down by mixing them with gray. These muted colors are suited for quiet, conservative and restful rooms. Bright, tropical colors are fun, casual and youthful. They work well in areas where you want to encourage lots of activity.
Treatments to windows should not be bulky and use huge pelmets, jambs or sills that take up space. Heavy furnishings for a window in a living room that has restricted space could have the effect of making the room look smaller. Using blinds with the thinnest possible slats would help to give a feeling of space.