How Do I Slim Down the Heavy Feeling?

How Do I Slim Down the Heavy Feeling?

Gregory Han
Oct 29, 2009

Q: I've recently moved into a smaller place and have the all too common problem of the furniture being too large for the space. I've had to part with my bed frame and night stands but since doing so the bedroom feels larger. The living room however is not as easy a fix…

I have a chocolate brown leather sofa like the one pictured. I had a matching chair which I moved into the bedroom but the room still feels heavy. Besides glass or clear accent pieces (which I have), is there maybe a paint color that will open up the room or at least make the sofa look less chunky?

The current wall color is white with a beige pattern carpet - not ideal but I'm trying to be positive and make it work. I was planning on changing the legs. My aesthetic has changed a little but it was my first big girl purchase from Blueprint a few years ago and I'm not in the financial position to replace it. The apartment has one of those standard L shaped apartment living rooms. The problem is it's narrow. I just think color would help. I'm leaning towards a gray or a blue-gray. I'm just not sure if those colors will help. Any suggestions?

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