We all love our homes, whether it be the cleanest place in the world or the most disorganized. Home is after all home! However, when you keep it neat, dress it up and make the most of it, you will find an unparalleled sense of ease. No matter how great you think your home is, there is always room (literally!) to make it better. That’s where creativity and imagination step in. Just like how we paint a canvas and turn it into art from a blank page, we can turn our homes into something aesthetic and unique. Look at these transformative ideas to make your house really special within a limited budget!
Make the most of what you have
Majority of people in Dhaka are used to living in apartments with crammed up rooms. It’s either because the apartments were built in such a way with small sized rooms or the furniture put in the rooms take up most of the space making the room look like a little box. Many small living room ideas revolve around tricking the eye into making the area appear more spacious. Such strategies can transform an area that feels cramped and claustrophobic into one that feels cozy and aesthetically pleasing. Decorate in a way that maximizes light and space, and pay attention to how you use colour, scale and weight. It can make quite a difference.
Decorate with mirrors
Mirror, mirror, on the wall; who is the fairest of them all - mirrors can really bedazzle your house and add a look of sophistication. Designers often place mirrors strategically in small places in order to make them feel larger. One of the most common small living room ideas is to hang a large mirror in a central location to create a focal point. To reflect light and add a nice ambiance, put it behind a light source such as a candle or pendant lamp. If possible, position a mirror across from your window so that it reflects the view and gives the illusion of another window. Besides these, mirrors can also add grace to your bedroom when combined with perfect lightning. Sometimes, you don’t long square or rectangular mirrors to amp up your style. In fact, creative shaped ones look far more interesting and unique when placed in the right way.
Use neutral colours
One of the most popular small living room ideas is the use of neutral colours on the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture upholstery. Trust me, it won’t make things look too dull. In fact, it will make the look more interesting especially with accents added. A palette of off-whites or beiges will expand the space by appearing to push back the walls. Soft hues also tend to illuminate a room by reflecting light. In addition to enlarging an area, a neutral palette imparts instant sophistication and creates a calming environment.
Choose furniture with a lightweight appearance
When you shop for furniture, consider its visual weight. This concept refers to the perceived heaviness of an object based on size, colour and design. Most of us opt for the giant wooden chair and table for our dining. However, replace these with modern shell chairs with a cool round table and you would find space and light both increase instantly. Pick out pieces that have a lightweight appearance, as heavier ones will seem to constrict a space.