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Today's video is about how to select the right furniture and details for a small living room .
You guys ask me a lot about small spaces and that's why I will share with you some tips on how to trick your mind and make a space look bigger by selecting the right pieces .
I want you to understand something .
A good design is not about beauty .
It's the clever play between your space and each object .
The whole composition will be responsible in the way you are perceiving your room and how you feel inside it .
I will not talk about a style I will provide to you some tools and tips to get a small but comfortable and stylish living room .
A typical living room is composed by a sofa , armchair , ornaments , coffee table rug , curtains , and some accessories .
I'll give you some information and examples to select each one of this general furniture and details .
If you have any question after watching this video or you need some specific advice to get a stylist living room .
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So let's do it .
I will start with the larger element in the space and usually the most necessary the sofa , choose your larger pieces like your sofa first and stick to neutrals with your larger functions .
Choose your sofa with a lighter feel and keep color and patterns simple , then add color and texture by smaller pieces like inter pillows or accessories such as spaces or lamps .
When you're selecting your sofa , you should consider it shape and the visual wave , not just its actual size .
Remember that designing a small space is all about visual manipulation .
Be careful with the scale of the fur .
It's very important to maintain the proportion between your sofa and your space .
Another important thing is to select your sofa with the legs because it feels less heavy in a space than pieces that sit directly on the floor .
The space flowing under the sofa is visually important because it makes the room seem so much roomier , more open and your brain will perceive the real dimension of the space because the lay sofa doesn't obstruct views of the floor .
Remember the basics go neutral with clean lines , legs and in a scale and proportion in relation of your space .
My second recommendation is about accent chairs .
It's one of my favorite elements because it can add a unique piece that can make the difference in your room .
You can add texture color and a specific style or trend by selecting your accent chair .
When purchasing accent chairs , think light , anything with a heavy and solid look for dark colors will feel huge in the room .
Think light in its real way too .
This way you can move and rest your living room depending on your activities and needs .
One of my favorites are the transparent chairs .
It's look great in a smaller spaces and are very functional and stylish .
At the same time .
If you different objects like acrylic or glass , your eyes will view more of the space and trick your mind into thinking it's bigger than what gets real because they take up zero visual space .
Here are some examples of bi visual weight furniture .
My third recommendation is about rocks .
Choosing a larger rock is a trick that makes a room feel bigger .
Unlike a smaller rocks , the large size doesn't visually break up the floor , use one large area rug to make a room look bigger .
Instead of placing several small rocks , several rocks make a small room look crowded .
If you don't have a large rock , don't put any rug out until you can buy one with the correct size .
Use a light color rod to make the room look brighter and more spacious .
This is a common technique with paint and works with rocks as well .
Pastels , neutrals and off whites are best use rocks that have a solid color rather than a pattern because patterns can clutter a small room .
My first recommendation is about curtains in a smaller space .
We need to think vertical to take advantage of the vertical space .
Accentuate tall windows with high curtains , also curtains hung well above a window at earnest and high to a small phone .
Keep the curing design basic but use extra fabric for folk about coffee tables , look for something transparent in acrylic or glass , the table should seem to disappear .
So it gives your room the illusion of more space .
If you have visual space for a solid coffee table , look for a table with simple or delicate lights .
Another excellent idea is to select pieces that can serve multiple purposes .
Multi functional furniture is very important when it comes to a smaller space designs because they have the ability of adapting to many situations depending on the activity .
To support this idea , you could use Ottomans instead of a traditional coffee table to make better use of your space .
Because a tiny house means your living room often does double or triple duty .
When people come over , you can top them with a tray to hold flowers and books or use as extra seating .
When you have friends at home , then when it's family time , they become footprints .
Some extra tips and a must have in a small living room are a large mirror in a small living room , use a large mirror to give the illusion of expansion .
Your room will immediately appear larger and brighter by reflecting the light .
The best place for a mirror is opposite to a window so that it reflects as much light as possible without many elements that can saturate the illusion .
And a second extra is nature inside a plant .
Makes even the smallest space feel fresher and lighter , go green and soften of your interior .
Try a handy plan to save the space and go contemporary .
This is the end of my recommendations for a small living room .
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