Do you have a long room in your house which you use as a living room and are undecided about how to decorate it? If you need some tips and recommendations on how to maximize the amount of space you are using and position your furniture for the best flow, here is some advice on how to decorate long living rooms.
The key to decorating any room begins with simplicity. Too many items and pieces of furniture will always complicate things. If you are moving to a new house, and you already have furniture you are trying to make fit, that can complicate the process. Because the new home will not be the same size as the old one, you may need to consider updating your living room set. Adding a few new items to design your new living room will offer the best layout solution.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Create an Easy Flowing Walking Aisle
- Avoid Tunnel Vision
- Create Separate Areas
- Circular Furniture Softens The Room
- Do Not Forget the Walls
Create an Easy Flowing Walking Aisle
When decorating a long living room, one side of the room should be left as an aisle. This is often the most challenging problem in narrow places because when you position your furniture, sometimes there is no place left to pass. If you do not have a proper walking aisle, you may feel uncomfortable every time you pass and it will give you the sense that the room is too crowded and complicated.
Avoid Tunnel Vision
If you place all of the furniture backing up to the wall, you will create tunnel vision in the space. If you can, you should pull furniture away from the walls, even if it’s just a few inches away.
Create Separate Areas
Divide the room into two or more distinct areas with your furniture in order to break the monotony. You can use these areas for conversation with friends, one area with tv, one with a dining table, and one for reading books. L-shaped sectional sofas can be handy in creating a separate area in your room. You can also place the furniture in a U-shape arrangement.
Circular Furniture Softens The Room
Most modern furniture features straight lines and rectangular shapes. Rounded furniture including side tables, coffee tables, ottomans, and middle tables breaks up the straight lines in long narrow rooms. The same applies to wall hangings — try mirrors or pictures and illumination equipment such as lampshades and chandeliers.
Do Not Forget The Walls
You can use the walls for many purposes in your living room. Sometimes an entire side of the room can be used as a library. In the case of long living rooms, it should be the short wall across from the door. Book shelves or lighting equipment such as sconces are good ideas to get the most out of your walls by adding functionality and design. Art pieces or family photos should have a place on the walls too.
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