A couch and a cupboard or a sideboard count in many living rooms to the widest furniture with the most space. They also have to be accommodated in a narrow, long living room. Place the sofa, shelf and Co. on the long side of the room. So they run parallel to the direction and leave enough space for a course free. In this way, you can easily cross the room without having an obstacle course in front of you. Wide furniture on one of the front sides would make the narrow living room seem even stouter.
However, parallel rectangular furniture in a long, narrow living room can sometimes be depressing and always emphasize the longitudinal direction. For small furniture and accessories, therefore, fall back on forms that contrast: a round, square or oval coffee table or a carpet with an asymmetric cut loosen up the arrangement.
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Less is more - this is also shown by the furnishing of the narrow living room in this Berlin apartment. Think about which furniture you really need and which are just decorative accessories. Need an extra chair? Is the bookcase perhaps doing well in another room?
4. Choose wall-mounted furniture
For indispensable furnishings you can gain a lot of space with clever ideas. A flat-screen TV with a wall mount, for example, makes a roomy TV cabinet unnecessary. The furniture would, placed directly opposite the couch, occupy too much of the already small room width.
If there are already niches in the room, these should definitely be used. Up to the ceiling boards can be installed here, whereby the surface is optimally exploited not only in width, but also in height.
Alternatively, one could provide the long wall surface with a not too deep, wall-high built-in closet. It is important that it covers the entire wall surface and thus does not perceive its depth. It does not interfere, nor does it interfere with protruding edges when crossing the room.
Great advice on how to set up a very long hose-shaped living room is given by the expert Steffen Ganzer from ArteFakt to a user question in the community - among other things, he recommends dividing the living room into areas. By dividing into individual functional rooms, such as seating area and dining room, the room is taken the length. A coat of paint can help to visually separate the areas and create smaller units. Even with carpets you can combine several pieces of furniture, for example, to form an ensemble and thus define sections.
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Long, narrow rooms with a window front wall make the corners disappear at the opposite end in the dark. Sufficient lighting is therefore very important in hose rooms. If you want to divide the room into different zones, you should plan your own light source for each one.
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If you do not like cave character, choose bright tones for a narrow living room that creates a feeling of space. A slightly stronger color on the front side lets the short wall push into the room and defuses the impression of the shape of the hose - but also takes a bit of depth. How about horizontal stripes on the front? They convey the illusion of longer walls and make the room visually wider.
One way to add more space to the narrow space is to use mirrors. Installed on the long side, they blur the edges of the room. Two different mirrors were integrated into the wall design in this house in Sydney. A recessed mirror surface in the wall and a mirror framed by a decorative frame optimize the narrow living room.
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How did you set up your tubular living room? What tips do you have for us?