Having happy customers is our top priority for us here at Cavalier Builders Inc. in La Mirada, CA. We enjoy helping you and your family get the look for your home that you want. There is nothing we can’t handle. We have been family owned and operated since 1999. Our team looks forward to meeting you and your family. We are excited to start working with you. Our customers often ask for advice about home improvement. Today we want to give you some tricks and hacks to make your living room look bigger. Here are some simple tips from our design expert that can help you.
Adding A Mirror To Your Living Room
By adding a mirror to your living room, you give the sense of openness to the room. This can also help by adding light to the room. The mirror will show the light from outside and really brighten the place up. Mirrors and light-colored walls will really make the space pop as well.
Having mirrors on the walls will play tricks on your eyes, which will make the area feel bigger than it is. This is what you want! Anything that can make a small space seem bigger. You can put mirrors on one wall or on multiple surfaces.
What Color To Paint
Did you know that using dark paint colors in a small space can make it feel even smaller? When you are wanting to make your living area seem bigger, try using white paint. The white paint will make the place feel light and airy. It even makes your ceilings feel higher than they actually are.
You can always add wood accents or textured elements to your room to give it a less cold feeling. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a bright white, just stay away from the darker colors. Painting the ceiling and walls the same color helps open the space as well, giving it that cloud effect.
Keep Things Simple
It is important to keep things simple and uncluttered when trying to have your living space seem bigger than it is. The more you add to a room, the smaller it is going to feel. There is no reason to go over the top with decorating. Have you ever heard, less is more? That is definitely the case with smaller rooms.
Be very intentional with what you are putting in your living room. If you are wanting to put a huge beautiful piece of art on the wall, have it be the only piece in the room. You will want to avoid busy patterns on the wall as well. If you must use busy patterns, make it on one wall as an accent wall. Of course, as much as you can avoid busy patterns and dark colors the better.
Rugs and Drapes
As much as you will want to put rugs down on the floor and drapes on the windows, if possible avoid doing so. It’s all about playing tricks on the eyes, just like with the mirrors. If you need a rug, make it a very simple one. Don’t cover the entire floor with it.
When choosing whether or not to put drapes up, think about these things. If you are looking at drapes for privacy, try lightweight mesh or cloth blinds. You could also consider shutters. If drapes are a must, make sure to use a bar that extends past the window frame. This will help with exposing the full window, therefore allowing more light in.
Pick the Right Furniture
The furniture you use to decorate your living room can totally change the way it looks and feels. Always opt for smaller furniture, appropriately sized for the area, and avoid items that are too bulky or large. Plan well your furniture placement and use smart storage items to make your room look bigger than its actual size.
Exposing more of the floor will also have a magnifying effect. Choose coffee tables, couches and other pieces that are proportionate and have thin legs. Another trick is pulling your furniture off the wall and close together, giving the environment a sense of intimacy.
Give Us A Call Today
Cavalier Builders is proud to serve the great people of La Mirada, California and surrounding areas. Give us a call today so we can get a team member out to give you a free estimate. Helping you get the look you want is important to us. We look forward to meeting and helping you and your family.