The accent arm armchair on the marble patterned floor makes a perfect reading corner in the room. The large bookshelf is a bespoke design spreading on the entire length of the wall. The opposite wall fits in a fold down hydraulic bed unit attached to a couch making the space utilization more efficient. The warm tones of the bedroom and the powder room makes it a beautiful notch of the house.
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Placing select furniture pieces on one side of a room ensures the foot traffic stays unobstructed on the other side. A full-wall storage-cum-TV unit, like the one here, not only lets you store a lot of stuff but also acts a focal point to distract the eye from the narrowness of the room.5 Efficient Layout Ideas for Small Living Rooms
Why invest in curtains?The great thing about curtains is that you’re not just investing in something beautiful for your home, you’re also adding practical insulation. Curtains reduce cold and heat but also help to dampen noise. Good quality window treatments form a barrier between energy-sapping windows and the inside of your house, lowering energy consumption, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint. During the summer, simply closing curtains – particularly lined curtains – can reduce heat gain inside by up to 33 per cent.Tip: Lined and interlined curtains will insulate even further and provide a total ‘blockout’ that can help to prevent textiles fading from the sun. Lined curtains also help the fabric drape and fall more evenly.
8. BooksWhile everyone remembers to clean bookshelves and cabinets, the most obvious product inside it sometimes gets ignored. Take a soft microfibre cloth to dust your books. If the book has a hard leather cover, consider cleaning it with clear shoe polish or cleaning polish. But first, test on a corner of the book, to make sure it doesn’t corrode the colour of the leather. Wipe off the polish with a clean cloth after you’ve removed the dirt.See these amazing ways to display books
12. TV lounge or studyThe open-shelf cabinet is the focal point of the lounge. It goes from floor to ceiling and wall to wall – providing plenty of storage to fit in the television and have a mini-library. Placing the sofa against the wall gives enough room for foot traffic and the accent arm-chair sets up the mood for movie time or a cosy reading space.
1. Hidden gemsIf your tiny living room features a slimline layout like this one, it’s a good idea to marry form and function with multifunctional furniture that packs a visual punch. In this modern living room design by Zed designs, a built-in bookcase-cum-TV unit sweeps down the entire length of one wall, playing host to books and curios. The seamless finish of the unit visually stretches the room, making it appear larger. A single sofa lines the wall opposite, while a lone armchair at the farthest end pivots between the TV and the seating area. The wall behind holds a fold-out hydraulic bed attached to the sofa – a space-saving proposition perfect for extra company.
2. Firm: Zed DesignsMumbaiSmall doses of colour give this narrow living room a spacious feel. The warm tones of the beige sofa are subtly contrasted with pops of red and orange on the cushion and table. Even the understated carpet contributes to the colour scheme.See these ten stunning drawing room colour combos