Furnishing and decorating a narrow room can be a challenge. If done incorrectly, the space can look cramped, corners and other nooks are left empty, and the room itself doesn’t feel functional. There are a few visual tricks that can make a room feel wider, and furniture arranging tips that will guaranteed usability of space.
Don’t cramp the furniture in
You need to respect not only the space but the furniture you are putting in it. There’s no point in squeezing large furniture into a small space, it’ll look and feel cramped. Instead, opt for especially narrow tables or sideboards, and furniture that is within scale of the room. Make sure there is enough clearance between furniture pieces for people to walk comfortably by them.
Make it multi-zonal
The best way to make a long and narrow room feel wider and more spacious is by creating more than one sitting or gathering area. For example, if your room is long enough, you can position a living/sitting area a one end of the room, and a study nook at the other. Not only does creating multiple zones make your room more functional, but it gives the illusion of space.
Using patterned wallpaper on all the walls will blur the lines between one wall and another, making the space feel wider
If your home is blessed with exposed ceiling beams, rafters or other architectural features, be sure to play them up in narrow spaces. This will draw the eye up and create an illusion of space and a feeling of openness.
Mirrors are an excellent way to bounce light around a room and make it feel more spacious, a few strategically placed mirrors can make your narrow room appear wider, while installing two facing each other on opposite walls will create an infinity effect.
Make a focal point
Make the room feel wider by drawing the eye to one narrow end of the room using a statement piece of furniture in an eye-catching hue, or a large dramatic artwork or mirror.
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