Decorating a Small Living Room
Dining Room Combination
Decorating a small living room dining room presents a unique challenge. The goal is to make one relatively small room with two functions inviting and interesting, without being crowded.
This is a typical situation in senior communities. The condos are designed to be compact and easy to maneuver. But arranging furniture can be a headache. Here are some ideas on how to make this type of room more interesting.
Most of these rooms are rectangles with one large expanse of wall and several openings (kitchen, hallway and patio). Try angling the sofa to soften a corner and create some separation. Use a glass bookshelf, an artificial tree, and art to add variety and interest to the large wall.
Same floor plan, different unit. Small furniture will make the space feel bigger. Instead of the glass shelf, a small side table with two similar pieces of art create a unit that adds interest.
In a small eating area connected to the kitchen, the glass shelf is angled to soften the corner. Two similar pieces of art provide a nice back drop for the small table.
Basic Guidelines for Decorating a Small Living Room and Dining Room
- Start with one substantial piece of furniture, like a comfortable sofa. You don't want all the furniture to feel tiny in scale
- Add a small dining room table (and remove any extra leaves for everyday use)
- Two chairs are probably sufficient for every day
- Use the vertical space on your walls to provide interest by adding shelves and art
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