Most people living in Kenya and the world live in small spaces: Small apartments, small rooms and small homes. This usually calls for much creativity when working on the interior décor of such a space, as well as great organization, in order to fit all your stuff into the small space without feeling cramped. When it comes to furniture arrangement there are a few things you can do to make your living room feel more comfortable without bringing down any walls. The idea is to create some open space and to make your living room inviting and comfortable.
Before you can begin rearranging furniture, you need to know the size of the space you are working with. Additionally, you need to identify a focal point for the room. It could be that there is one already, such as a fireplace, or you may be required to create one. For most people, the entertainment centre forms a focal point and furniture is arranged in such a way that one can clearly see the TV from wherever they are sitting. Another decision you need to make is whether or not to have your furniture up against the wall. For small spaces, it is advisable to have furniture against the wall as it creates space that you can use for other things.
Nothing makes a small space feel more cramped that having too much clutter. As such, it is important to have places where you can neatly arrange those things out of sight, such as shelves. The idea is to make the room feel open and orderly. Use various tricks to make the room look larger even as you arrange your furniture. Some great interior décor tips such as using light hues and softer colors will make the room feel open and cozy. Additionally, use a color scheme that is monochromatic to provide continuity. Finally, use light drapes to let the light in. Light makes the room look larger.
This article was first written by Pamba Boma for Harusi Magazine!