Since living rooms are the hub of any home interior design, they always need to be spacious and accommodating. But the unfortunate influx of real estate shortage has resulted in some very cramped spaces these days that are quite challenging to make livable. So, in order to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 5 ways you can emulate transparency in your small living rooms:
1. Be minimal with window treatments
First of all, your window portals need to be las large as you can make them. If you cannot get permits for that, then you can just make the best of what you have and emphasize the existing windows. It’s best to ensure they let in as much natural light as possible, and having elaborate window treatments like curtains and drapes just gets in the way of that. Therefore, always be minimal with your window treatments to enhance transparency.
2. No elaborate accent walls
Elaborate accent or feature walls are for spaces that are too large or look too empty. But when you’re working on a small living room, it’s better to just stick with essentials like an LCD screen or a floating media console. Going for an overly ornamental feature wall is just going to hinder the aesthetic of your small-style space. Just go with plain paint and some essential furniture.
3. Work with mirrors
There’s nothing that works quite as well as reflective mirrors when it comes to enhancing the transparency of small living rooms. You don’t have to clad an entire wall in it (although you can do it if you want to) but having a slim vertical element in the middle can make a huge amount of difference in how you end up perceiving the space as a whole.
4. Low-height furniture
Another key component of highly transparent small living rooms is perfectly proportioned furniture. If it is either too large or too small, you’ll have an unbalanced visual harmony on your hands that’s very hard to deal with. So, try not to over-furnish and just keep things as simple as you can. Being minimal also helps with this aspect.
5. Glass walls
Lastly, you can indulge in glass partition walls (both full as well as half) to enhance the transparency of your small living rooms. Since they effectively make everything totally see-through, you can enjoy a smooth visual cadence from one end of your home to the other!