Ideas for Decorating a Long and Narrow Living Room

An important step before you get started is to know what the purpose of your living room is.

One of the most important pieces when setting up a long narrow room is finding something to anchor the room.

Anchor the Room

Establishing the room’s focal point can help anchor the room, as well. Depending on whether you have a corner fireplace, large windows, or a big blank wall, it might take a substantial piece to create a focal point to the center of the room.

Create a Focal Point

When you have an area rug anchoring the room, the first step with the rest of the room is all about placement. You want the room to feel inviting and cozy, so fill the conversation areas with inviting furniture.

Pull Furniture off of the Walls

A great way to use up the extra room in a larger space is to create smaller spaces within the room. This is actually a very “English” way to decorate.

Create Smaller Spaces

If you use a product, such as Hardiplank, it is essentially cement and heat resistant. Maybe you want to go a different route and use traditional tongue and groove as your backsplash.

Pay Attention to the Lighting

If you have wall space next to your fireplace, put the TV there so that you can let the fireplace be a focal point without the TV being in the way.

Separate the Fireplace and TV