There are many solutions, ideas, and tips to decorate a narrow and long living room, and, although they are all good, you have to choose the ones that suit your living room and your needs.
Well, although a narrow room is a narrow room here and in the United States, each of us has specific needs, demands, and particularities, right?
That is why I have prepared these 15 narrow, long and short rooms, some small, others large; so that, among all the solutions they have adopted to be decorated and furnished with success, you choose the one that really suits your needs.
That said, we are going to see these 15 solutions to decorate and furnish a narrow living room.
Table of Contents
- Prioritize The Sofa
- Use The Corners And Architecture Of Your Living Room
- Don’t Put On TV
- Minimize The Furniture
- Do Not Put A TV Cabinet
- Install A Shelf
- Remove The Curtains
- And If You Need Curtains …
- Pay Attention To The Architectural Details
- Take Advantage Of Vertical Space And Heights
- MAKE IT FLIRTY, MAKE IT PRETTY
- Communicate The Interior With The Exterior
- Do Not Force Furniture
- Don’t Add More Decoration Than Necessary
- Beware Of Visual Effects When Painting
Prioritize The Sofa
The sofa is the most important piece of furniture in the living room or most of them. If in your case it is too, buys or choose the sofa first.
A sofa in which you feel comfortable and at ease, even if the terrain is eaten.
Think that, if you are one of those who use the sofa a lot if you put a small one that does not fit your demands and in which you do not feel comfortable, you will have a clearer, but uncomfortable living room.
Therefore, if you want, need and like a large sofa, bet on it. Of course, keep in mind that when prioritizing the sofa, you will probably have to make other sacrifices, such as a smaller TV cabinet or do without it, among other examples.
Look at the room above these lines. It has a large, comfortable sofa where you can watch TV, sleep, gather friends or family, etc. But the rest is mini.
Also, even if you choose a wide, multi-seater sofa, try to choose it as less bulky as possible. There are visually relatively small 4-seater sofas, and then 4-seater sofas that look like buses. Look down:
Lightweight 4-seater sofa :
Large 4-seater sofa :
Which one would you say is bigger? The second sofa, right? Actually the first is 40 cm longer than the second, but the second seems much bigger and heavier, right?
I don’t mean to say that the first sofa is better than the second. It is an example so you can see that, even if you want a large sofa, four-seater, for example, you do not have to buy a sofa that looks like a tank.
There are large sofas with a light cut, which are ideal for small narrow rooms.
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Let’s keep going:
Use The Corners And Architecture Of Your Living Room
If we place the furniture following the natural lines of the interior architecture of the living room, we will make it more fluid, more harmonious, making everything seem like it is in its natural place.
Look at the room upstairs. A large corner sofa has been placed in the corner and fits perfectly with it.
It is not always possible to do this, but if you can, try to accommodate the furniture to the natural lines of your living room, taking advantage of corners, corners, or any other idiosyncrasies that your living room has.
Let’s see another solution for furnishing and decorating a narrow living room.
Don’t Put On TV
This advice or solution to save space in a narrow room only works if you do not watch television.
There are many people who do not watch television, but since the collective idea of a telecentric living room is so widespread when it comes to furnishing their living room, they always put television and television furniture, even if they do not use them.
If you do not use it, you can completely do without it, as well as the TV cabinet, and gain space to put, for example, a fireplace, as we see in the narrow living room above these lines.
Or a library, or a dining room table, or whatever else you are going to use, instead of the television.
Let’s keep going.
Minimize The Furniture
Something that works very well to integrate furniture in small or large spaces is to paint the walls the same color as the furniture, making it blend in with the walls and, visually, everything is lighter.
You only have to look at the narrow living room upstairs with white furniture and white walls, to realize that what I say is true and it works.
This advice comes in handy if you already have furniture, especially in light tones and you want to give a change to your narrow living room without spending much: Paint the walls the same color and you will see the change.
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Let’s see more solutions for narrow rooms.
Do Not Put A TV Cabinet
If you do need a television in your living room, you can do without the TV cabinet and gain space or make the living room look more uncluttered.
Today almost all of us already have flat TVs that we can install on the wall with television mounts at a very affordable price.
So, if you only use the TV cabinet to put the television, and you don’t need storage space, you could consider the option of dispensing with the TV cabinet.
In the living room upstairs they have not put a TV cabinet and they have hung the TV on the wall and, as you can see, the result is a narrow but light and uncluttered room.
If you need a tv cabinet or you like to have it, then you can do the following idea:
Install A Shelf
A shelf as a TV cabinet will allow you to have a surface to put a television, as well as some storage on the shelf itself, either loose or inside a box, for example.
But, as it is a shelf and not a piece of furniture, the living room will not lose depth, since the eye, even with the shelf on, can see the entire wall and it does not seem so overloaded or narrow.
Let’s move on to another idea:
Remove The Curtains
As long as you are not using them for a practical matter, such as regulating the light or having privacy at home, I am very much in favor of removing the curtains in small spaces.
They make the rooms look bigger, brighter and, in the case of narrow rooms that have the window at the end of the room, like the one we see just above, they also make them look wider.
Do you have curtains up?
Do the test. Take them off. Get out of the house, have a beer and when you come home, you will see what a difference and the impact that seeing the living room without curtains causes you.
And If You Need Curtains …
If you put curtains, that they are light and, if possible, that they do not occupy the entire wall, as we see in this room above.
If they occupy the entire wall, and the eye does not see that section of wall, everything will seem smaller, narrower.
However, if they are light curtains and allow a wall to be seen, the eye sees continuity with the rest of the walls and the space does not seem so narrow or so small.
Something as “small” as the type of curtains that you put can define to a large extent how you see your living room. So pay special attention to this element because you can get a lot out of it.
In addition to the curtains, you can also use blinds, if you need to put something on the windows. They are generally lighter and have less visual weight than curtains.
Pay Attention To The Architectural Details
It is not always possible, but if you are going to reform or your living room has remarkable architectural details such as double-height ceilings, pits, and footlights for lights, take advantage of them or have them installed in the renovation you are going to do, to gain visual richness and decorative.
Notice in the room above how small and narrow it is. In addition to being very well decorated, it is the ceiling with footlights and recessed double-height spotlights that make this room have a modern and unique design that gives it a lot of personalities and a lot of styles.
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Take Advantage Of Vertical Space And Heights
If you need a living room with furniture to store many things, no matter how small, you will always have the walls to add furniture and thus increase the storage capacity.
MAKE IT FLIRTY, MAKE IT PRETTY
Think about each piece before adding it, how it will look, how it will look itself, and with the rest of the elements.
Everything you add to beautify the whole.
But look at the room above, how narrow and small it is, and yet it gives off personality, it is perfectly decorated, it is beautiful, flirtatious, and charming. It does not lack detail!
Communicate The Interior With The Exterior
To carry out this solution for narrow rooms it is necessary to reform, since the idea is to install a window instead of a door in the wall that gives access to the terrace.
Many floors have access to the terrace through a simple door.
An idea to visually expand the living room and make it bigger is to make it communicate with the terrace or balcony, through a large window, without walls, in such a way that it seems that the living room extends to the outside.
Then it is in your hand or not, to add curtains. If you do not add them, the sense of depth and cohesion of the exterior and interior spaces will be greater.
Do Not Force Furniture
In general, we all want an area for sofas and another for eating in the living room. Thus obtaining the classic dining room of a lifetime.
And that’s fine as long as it’s not forced. If you have space in the kitchen to install a dining table, but not in the living room, it is better not to put it in with a shoehorn and use that area that you were going to put the table in to add other elements.
In the living room upstairs it was decided to add a seating area that completes the sofa area and does not saturate the space, and the result is, to say the least, charming.
All this as long as you have room in the kitchen to eat, of course.
Don’t Add More Decoration Than Necessary
Only with the necessary and fair furniture, you can achieve a magazine room, no matter how narrow it is and no matter how little furniture you have.
As long as you add them wisely, with prior planning and study of your space, you will achieve a truly charming atmosphere.
The room above shows us this idea in its purest form.
It has the right furniture and decoration for a small space, but each piece looks on its own, and the whole makes a very beautiful and complete living room. He does not need anything, nor does he have enough.
Beware Of Visual Effects When Painting
This upstairs room is well decorated, although it could have been used more and made it appear wider than it is.
If you notice, they have painted the walls black except for the window area, which has been painted white. This makes the living room look visually even narrower than it is.
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