Regardless of whether you live in a large, spacious house or a small, cozy apartment, defining space is important. Your living space should be divided into specific zones and designed accordingly in order to achieve a sense of harmony, elegance, practicality and style. The designing task might seem a bit more difficult for smaller space, but it actually isn’t. If you get easily bored with styles and furniture arrangements, there are some simple ways you can use to redecorate and redefine your space without the whole mess of painting it a new colour. If you wish to learn about how to define a space with elements other than walls, read on.
Let’s start with the floors and some simple living room ideas that will transform your space in minutes. A super-easy way to bring some colour, style and elegance to a room is to purchase new area rugs. You can use a few, even different area rugs to define different zones in the same space. Just make sure that they go with each other. If picked correctly, they can add to the overall inviting and cozy feeling of the room. Think about the vibe you’re going for. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your space, a perfectly elegant and chic way to achieve that is to place a faux fur rug in the room. However, if you wish to give your room more of a rustic vibe, opt for a natural fiber rug. And if you want to make a statement with your rug, search for a really colourful Turkish one. You can use these rugs to define zones such as conversation, sitting, reading, relaxing and working zone.
After walls and floors, furniture occupies the most space in our home. There are a few things we can do with it. First, you can just try re-arranging it – maybe it’s the kind of refreshment your room desperately needs. You can use it to clearly define space by creating boundaries with it. For example, you can separate your dining room from the living room if you turn you’re the back of your sofa to the dining room. It’s enough to clearly define the space between the living room and the adjacent dining room.
It’s important to remember not to block doorways or traffic flow with furniture. Placing furniture properly and optimally in smaller space is more challenging but with a few small space designing tricks, nothing’s impossible. The most important thing for a small space is not to go overboard with the furniture. Opt for small scale furniture and petite pieces. Multipurpose furniture is also a good idea, as it is practical and space-saving.
If you want to make your living room seem like it’s come from a magazine, you should consider your windows carefully. If you are blessed with large, luminous and bright windows, you just need to learn a few tips and tricks in order to get the best out of them. Hanging long curtains higher and wider than the windows will make them seem even bigger, making the room look more modern and luscious. This is also a good trick if you have a low ceiling.
By hanging these long, ceiling-to-floor curtains you’ll get the impression of higher ceilings. They create a vast illusion of space. Another way to dress up your windows as well as to make them practical is to use double roller blinds, which are flexible and enable you to control light, privacy and insulation. These blinds are a combination of sunscreen or translucent blind, which provides UV protection and privacy during the day paired with a blockout blind, which allows you to control insulation and privacy at night. By installing these blinds, you kill two birds with one stone: you dress up your windows nicely and have some actual practical use of them.
All kinds of accessories add to the overall look of the room. If you’re bored with the current arrangements, make some changes. You can re-arrange items such as books, lamps, knickknacks, throw pillows and blankets in order to fit your current vision. If you wish to completely change the theme and style, then shop for new, trendy items that will make your space look vibrant and lively. Don’t forget the wall art – it makes quite an impact on the space and it also reflects your personal style.
Flowers and greenery
For a lively living room, add some colourful flowers. You can combine them in vases, flower boxes, planters or you can maybe add a zen garden. There are so many ways you can decorate your space with small succulents, which are a pretty sight and a low maintenance living accessory.
Clearly defined zones, a new furniture arrangement featuring some modern throw pillows, an abundance of pretty flowers, elegant curtains and eye-catching statement rugs are all features of a space that give it that magazine-worthy look.