Living Room / June 28, 2018 / .
Small living rooms need to be kept fresh and uncluttered with well chosen storage. A great way to make a small living room feel larger is to keep it meticulously tidy and in order to do that, everything in the room needs to have its proper place. Floating shelves are perfect for small rooms because they can hold a lot of things on a wall or in alcoves, or choose bespoke fitted, floor to ceiling shelves and cupboards that make use of every inch of spare space.
Warm, but not oppressive, these greys are ideal for cosy living spaces. These light grey shades have either a touch of yellow in them, giving them a brownish tint, or a touch of red, which gives a pinkish tinge. This colour is great for east and west facing rooms for diffused light at sunrise or sunset respectively, while adding warmth at other times. Team ochre to yellow tinged greys, or try a dark, earthy green. Pink tinted greys will look great with coral and peach.
Use an eye catching wallpaper to unify different living zones in an open plan space. Here, two separate seating areas are visually drawn together by a whimsical botanical print running around the entire circumference of the room. Paper from the dado rail upwards to prevent the scheme from becoming too busy, it is a sneaky way to save money on your scheme, too.
Pattern can work as well in small living rooms as it does in large, but it pays to think carefully about where you put it. Wool fabrics are made for cosy country style firesides, but keep tartans, checks, paisleys and florals confined to throws and cushions on sofas and armchairs, leaving walls for plain paint finishes. Add a natural flooring rug to bring the two sides of a room together.