A person who wants to successfully arrange furniture in a small Milwaukee living room should take a page out of the contractor’s Bible sort of. Instead of measuring twice and cutting once, a homeowner should measure twice and then buy furniture once. That huge, lion-claw footed Davenport that the homeowner covets might look like it’s a good fit for the living room in the store, but once it’s home it will eat up the room.
Also, a homeowner who has a small living room will probably want the room to look bigger. There are a few tricks to do this:
• Paint the room in light colors
• Add vertical elements, like a vertical arrangement of paintings on the wall or floor to ceiling shelves. This makes the room look taller. Floor to ceiling shelves can also store more than books.
• Avoid clutter in a small room at all costs!
Also, besides measuring the room and the furniture, the arrangement has to allow for a comfortable flow of traffic in and out of the room.
Furniture in a small living room might also:
• Be proportional
• Be a bit lower to the floor than usual
• Do double duty, like a hollow ottoman or bench that doubles as storage
• Have simple, clean lines
One good arrangement is a sofa against the longest wall, a coffee table before it, two simple, identical chairs against the opposite wall, another chair by the door, a small table holding the television on the opposite side of the door and a floor lamp next to it. An area rug can pull all the components in the room together. The homeowner can consult a specialist who deals in area rugs in Milwaukee to find one that’s right for the room. Once again, the homeowner should be careful to make sure that people can move around the room with ease.
With this in mind, the guests won’t even notice how small the room is!