5 Ways to Make your Living Space Seem Larger

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5 Ways to Make your Living Space Seem Larger

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] As a central gathering place and a top priority room for redecorating homeowners (according to Home Accents Today and our recent blog post), the living room is one of the most important to pay attention to. With the holidays coming up, you’ll want to make the most of the space you do have for family gatherings! So, today we’re sharing 5 ways to make your living area appear more open and welcoming for your guests.

1. Arrange furniture intentionally.
When arranging your furnishings, create clear pathways for guests to walk through. If your home has an open floor plan, use a couch or two chairs to separate the living and dining room areas.
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Project completed by Micamy Design featuring Santiago chandelier.

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] 2. Stick to a lighter color palette
Choose neutral colors for furniture and a lighter wall color to bring an airiness to the room. If you have windows, open the curtains to let in natural light.
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Project completed by West Point Homes featuring Fortune chandelier.

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] 3. Creative storage
Hidden storage in furniture, such as open-top coffee tables, cabinets, drawers and shelving allow for practical use in the room’s decorative elements. Use these concealed areas to store blankets, magazines, tv remotes and other items to avoid a cluttered space.
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Project completed by Carrington Homes, Maxine Schnitzer featuring AirPro ceiling fan.

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] 4. Use Mirrors and Curtains for Décor
Mirrors bring a decorative element, but also reflect to create an illusion of space. Install long curtains over windows to accentuate ceiling and window height.
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Project completed by Toll Brothers, featuring Recessed lighting.

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] 5. Layered Lighting
Layered lighting involves using a combination of different types of fixtures to create overall illumination. Instead of using just one decorative fixture, consider installing pendants, recessed lighting and wall sconces for task lighting.
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Project completed by Arthur Rutenberg Homes featuring Glass pendants, recessed lighting and Fresnel lens pendants.

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″]Don’t forget to enter our November Moments Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $1,500 lighting credit! Which fixture would you choose to illuminate your living room?
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