Ideas to decorate long and narrow rooms

A long and narrow living room decoration become challenges day per day. The mission of decoration is to make space look wider and wider, creating several properly separated environments. There are many long and narrow rooms that look like a magazine, so this challenge is not impossible. In this article we will share ideas and tricks to decorate long and narrow rooms.

Clear walls 

The first thing to you should know when decorating long, narrow rooms is that the sidewalls should be painted in a light color. Light colors make these spaces appear more spacious, while dark colors or vinyl in bold tones will make the room look even smaller and narrower. You can paint the back wall a dark shade to make space look less long.

Optical care

Accessories for walls and televisions are best placed on sidewalls that are painted in light or neutral colors. If you place a painting on the back wall you will only achieve more depth and you will be highlighting the length of the room.


Think and decide what is the functionality of this space. Do you want a room to receive visitors and a dining room? Do you want a living room with a TV? Do you want a lounge and a bar? It is best to choose two and up to three functions and divide them according to their use. You can separate environments by placing a sofa facing the front so that its back serves as a division between one area and another. Shelves, carpets, color change on the wall, sliding doors, and screens are some alternatives to divide spaces.


At the time of distributing the space it is important that you consider how the movement of people will be in them, that it can be easily passed from one place to another and that there is no furniture or object that makes it difficult to move freely. Try to create your own path between one place and another taking into account that it should not interfere with the television, furniture, bars, and tables. It is best to choose the right side of the room and leave a straight path to walk through it.


I preferred medium-size furniture, avoid buying the largest sofa in the store so that it does not look squeezed between the two walls and does not interfere with the passage. Also, opt for light colors so that the room does not look narrower. If you like colorful decorations, give it color by decorating with accessories such as pictures, blankets, books, plates, mirrors. Decorating with pillows is always a beautiful option.

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