1. Divide your space
While long living rooms can feel impractical, they do offer a great opportunity to divide your space into separate areas. Creating different living areas in your lounge will help to widen your room visually, as well as creating a feeling of ‘flow’. You could try creating a sofa section in one area of the room, placing your sofas perpendicular to your walls and adding a coffee table to complete the look. If you have the enough room, try placing a tall and narrow console table behind your dividing sofa, this will really emphasise that this is a separate area of the room. On the other side, you could add a dining table if you don’t have a dining space elsewhere in your home. Alternatively, a small armchair and bookcase creates a beautiful reading nook away from the television.
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2. Create a walkway
Walkways are essential for creating a practical and comfortable living room. After all, you don’t want to be bumping into furniture every time you enter the room! Because of their shape, long and narrow living rooms often have a straight walkway from one side or end of the room to the other, this can draw the eye inwards and make the room feel smaller than it really is. To combat this, try to create an ‘S’ shaped walkway. Linking in with dividing your room into areas, this can be achieved by placing your different living areas diagonally at opposite sides of the room. If this isn’t possible, another long living room idea is to have your walkway to one side instead of in the middle. This creates a cosier feel and prevents your living room from feeling like a bowling alley.