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Small living room needs to feel larger
December 26, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I need ideas for a small living room that flows into "dining area" (not pictured but behind camera- open floor plan) i also want to accentuate the bay windows. The room is relatively small and right at the entrance so want to make it more spacious and inviting. Thoughts?
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Cheery Curtains
Cheery Curtains has nice curtains but they may not help to make your room look larger. Sorry for that.
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I wouldn't use curtains at all in this room. I would prefer venitian shutters or blinds that you are already have. I would fit a semi-round sofa or place an antique ottoman. I would also extend the entry space by placing a tall plant or a shelving room divider between the bay window and the door. Depends on wether you want a TV in your living room or not I would put a TV set on the chimney breast on the right from the window and place a fitted shelving cabinet in the niche or place an arm chair and shelf aboveit. A nice middle eastern floral design rug thrown in the middle would be a good detail. And I would replace the fan light with a chandelier or a pendant and place a conditioner on thhe opposite wall if you need it.
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Generally speaking, the lighter the colors the larger the room will look. I would remove all your window treatments including the blinds and install bottom-up shades. This will give you plenty of light and privacy at the same time. What furniture pieces are you looking to place in this room? Two comfy chairs and a table would look good in the window with a small sofa, maybe a love seat, facing them.
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Maison Pompeii Antiques and Interiors
I agree with olldbobbi that a light color generally makes a room feel larger but since there are alot of windows you can use a darker color if you up the sheen on it. I would just do stationary side panels to dress the space and then find a Carlton house desk which has a curved back and nestle it into the space with a great chair that has an interesting design on the back.
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If you do not want any window dressing you can frost the glass in the bottom part of the window and enjoy the light. But I would still prefer a window seat or a sofa next to the window and armchairs to face it.
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Blinds Direct Canada
Silhouettes or rollers would look great assuming that the windows have the mounting depth needed usually 3 1/4" inches. Otherwise a cellular shade Top Down Bottom Up would work better.

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