Long, narrow living room ideas extend beyond zoning and furniture options. There are a number of extra aspects to keep in mind so your space reaches its full potential.
Rectangle living room furniture arrangements that are on the tall and skinny side need to have their items of furniture spaced along the walls. Don’t keep them all dotted down one of the longer walls or it’ll make your room feel like a long corridor.
You should encourage traffic flow to move in an elongated S shape of sorts with furniture backing onto all four walls if you can. This suggests to people to move through the entirety of the space through a clear, natural walkway. A
nd by positioning some furniture lengthways and some widthways, you’ll give the illusion of the walls being further apart than they are. Long furniture across the long walls alone will only highlight the narrowness of the room.
Colour and pattern
Pale walls are the general advice in a narrow living room but don’t neglect using brighter bursts of colour and busy pattern. In smaller doses, they not only prevent your decor from feeling flat, but they pull your eye in different directions so that it takes in the full expanse of the room.
The more there is for the eye to read and the more you’re encouraged to look and move around the space, the more ‘full-bodied’ your room will appear.
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