Tips on Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling

Small Living Room Décor For Larger City Dwelling

Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling

The tall skyscrapers surrounding the vicinity of your condominium unit sometimes tend to make you feel narrow and confined. After all, with the recent boom of real estate investments in the Philippines, living in the metro seemingly moves to become smaller and tinier by the square meter. Sizes of condo units have shrunk, as noticed and shared by digital real estate marketplace Lamudi. In Metro Manila, the average size of floor spaces range from 50 sqm below – a size fitting the area of what Business Insider has termed as “micro apartments”.

According to an infographic published by the online real estate platform, the leading cities with the most number of small condominiums (50 sqm below) include Taguig, Quezon City, and Makati. The BGC-centered hub has an average of 125,032 micro condos for sale, while QC having quite lesser with 111,241. Makati, on the other hand, offers a huge average of 139,503. That gives a 75% allocation of selling only studio to one-bedroom units to the market.

"..having less space in your condo does not necessarily mean that you also have to live less and dwell small."

Vertical living is also now becoming a thing, due to more people and more housing demands in the urban hub. However, having less space in your condo does not necessarily mean that you also have to live less and dwell small. Your 20 sqm residence can easily become the roomy, spacious haven you’ve been dreaming of with the help of complementing color combinations, refined furniture selection, and bomb interior design. For instance, the living room is your personal lounge where you receive guests, where you socialize with family members, and where you keep up with a relaxing life. Because your modest living room has all the potentiality to get transformed into becoming commodious and comfortable, this can all start with having powerful living room décor.

SMALL LIVING ROOM DÉCOR: SOFT HUES AND ASTUTE COLOR COMBINATIONS

Bring your meager living room to life by efficiently creating the right blend of colors in the background. Covering it with a single tone widens what the human eye sees, making the room appear vast and large. Colors also affect mood. Having subtle combinations of white, beige, cream, and light gray will reflect light and maximize brightness thereby appearing to increase the area with size.
Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling
ACCESORIZE WITH LARGE AND NEUTRAL LIVING ROOM DÉCOR FOR SUPERSIZED LIVING - image courtesy of Pinterest

Optimum lighting maximizes the span of the living room, and the bright illumination will make it more open and more appealing, Accessorizing with green plants will give the space a pop of color, further enhancing a homely mood in the house.

SMALL LIVING ROOM DÉCOR: HIGH CEILING ILLUSIONS AND UPWARD VISUALS

Short ceilings contribute to a narrow and crampy home feeling. To relieve your condo of this, create illusions of height using furniture pieces. Having chandeliers as accents, for example, will invite guests to glance upwards. Vertical visuals imply the presence of height, and you will need it in order to make your condo living room comfy and spacious.

"Paintings also help, but it's highly suggested that you place them critically and cleverly."
Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling
ADD STATEMENT PIECES AND DRAW EYES UPWARDS - image courtesy of Qanvast

SMALL LIVING ROOM DÉCOR: GLASS STATEMENTS AND MIRROR PLAYS

Similar to how length windows work, mirrors reflect light – letting it bounce in the whole surface area. Apartment Therapy, a website specializing in home and décor, describes it as an “amplifier”. A mirror extends your horizontal grasp, and it highlights your clutter-free space. Something to take note of is when having mirrored walls, make sure your living room is clean and free from unnecessary rubbish. The mirrors will brightly reflect the messy lounge, and your vision of having a bigger space will only get shorter and smaller.

Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling
USE THE ILLUSORY TRICK OF MIRRORED WALLS -- image courtesy of Design Shuffle
"Vacant gaps are exponentially enlarged by the luminosity from light underneath mirrors."

Placing illumination under gigantic mirrors will also do well for your condo. Practically, it’s the light saying that there is vacant space underneath. These vacant gaps, although they might be small for your taste, are exponentially enlarged by the luminosity below. Solid glass statements, on the other hand, are achieved by decorative use of lucite furniture. Stylized as the best possible version of acrylic, lucite is transparent plastic. This transparency gives a clean and clear design, making the decorated room polished, hefty, chic and upscale.

SMALL LIVING ROOM DÉCOR: IN WITH FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

Decluttering is not as easy as it sounds, because taking away things you do not need might mean you will have to have an additional room for storage. It’s a good thing that IKEA is coming to Philippines in 2020, but the estimated date is still truly far away. Whilst pondering upon how you’re going to reorganize your clutter and how you’re going to make your living room (and ultimately, your unit) feel bigger, adding multipurpose, multifunctional furniture is the solution that you need.

Small Living Room Décor for Larger City Dwelling
HIDE STORAGE BOXES IN PLAIN SIGHT WITH FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE-- image courtesy of StyleCaster

Room dividers with removable storage, stackable racks, ottoman beds, and wall systems are just a few examples of furniture that will be heavily useful for your decluttering. What better way to make your living room bigger by literally decreasing things through storing them? Aside from being sneaky and clever, functional furniture is hidden in plain sight as accessories or decorative accents. They further add value to your unit by making it spacious through being organized and tidy.

Been having problems in maximizing the space inside your condominium? Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR) is a design and build specialist when it comes to crafting luxury and functionality in one. Inspired by Japanese philosophy and style, TGR’s headquarters is at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.

For inquiries, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 832 16 76, or send an e-mail at  info@tgr.com.ph.

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