Small spaces are sometimes hard to imagine decorated and able to accommodate a sitting room. The challenge often lies in the configuration and placement of your room. You can be very creative in furniture placement and do not be afraid to use all of your space. A sitting room without the entertainment center encumbering the space is a delightful place to socialize and get to know your guests or just sit and read a good book.
Plan out the Space
Begin by planning out your space. Where is your focus? In the room pictured here your eyes are drawn to the big window. Keep that in mind as you place your furniture. Because of this small space, matching loveseats placed directly across from each other work well. The decorator took advantage of some individual pillows, dressing these loveseats differently to bring a balanced but unique look together. Putting an additional tailored but comfortable chair off balance in the room not only adds to the seating space but it gives a sense of texture to this monotone palate.
Color schemes are a big part of how you dress a room. The thought here is not to bring attention to the curtains, walls or actual furniture but to pull your eyes to the window by selecting random pops of a bright and primary color in a scattered trail to the window. Keeping much of the accessories in the room white gives a clean and sleek feel to the room.
Choosing a few key items of plain white pottery to adorn the floor also breaks up the monotony of the room.
Mix it up
Mix and match lamps to really give your room a professional but custom look, you don’t want this room to say ” I just walked into Target and said charge it”, yet you can very easily get this look from solely shopping at Target which is the beauty of mixing it up and random not matching accessorizing.
Coffee tables are in such a huge variety it may be hard to choose one that fits your room just perfectly. Notice here how the table chosen is round? The shape of the table and scale compared to your furniture is very important. The round table hints to the illusion that the room is bigger and not overfilled with giant furniture. The round table also softens the room as opposed to a crisp square look for a more contemporary scheme.
Welcome to Your Favorite Room
This look is a neutral yet classic look and will be long lived and loved in any small space. You can turn a room you might otherwise write off as unusable by carefully selecting just the right sized and colored furniture and accessories. Always determine your central focus first and build around that. Getting this look is not complicated but will take a plan and some trial and error. Be patient and particular and your little room will become your favorite room in the house.