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Designing a Narrow Room

By Vsudarsan
Do you have a room in your house that is narrow, long, looks like a tunnel and you feel as though you are in a bowling alley!? You can easily turn those rooms into cozy, functional and modern spaces.
Keep traffic pattern, entry/exit points and open space within the room before you plan seating. Keep all the foot traffic to one side of the room if possible. Your goal should be to accommodate at least 4 people. Consider the functionality of this room while designing - is it going to be a formal or an informal room?, media room or game room or office room, storage needs for books or toys or media?, etc., so that you can bring in the design elements. Ideally, television should be placed 12-15 feet away from seating to be able to enjoy it.
A light or neutral wall color would work the best in smaller rooms in general, but that does not mean, your accents have be light too.. you can brighten up the place with contrasting colors.  If you have a high ceiling, use it for open shelving, open book shelves, large vertical art work, vertical mirror, etc.,  With all this said, I have some beautiful living rooms for you..
Look how beautifully the long sectional sofas fit in these narrow rooms. The "L" shaped sectional has elegantly replaced the traditional sofa and loveseats creating an informal and cozy environment.
Sectional Sofavia: East Village StudioSectional Sofavia:free-interior-decorating-ideas
Sectional Sofa via: Candace OlsenOpen shelving and floor to ceiling shelving are the best storage solutions in a narrow room. There might not be enough room to open/close cabinets in small spaces.
Open Shelving in Narrow Room via: fundesigns.com
Open Shelving in Narrow Roomvia: slim69Combining simple chairs, benches, built-ins and ottomans will also work out well.
Narrow Room Designvia: http://blog.oanasinga.comBuilt-ins in small roomvia: homedecorinteriordesignLook forward to your thoughts!

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