Diamond-shaped and odd-shaped living rooms are commonly found in large housing estates built in the 80s and 90s. This peculiar design is often criticized for limiting furniture placement due to its pentagonal shape. The single-sided window and sloping wall design also make the living room appear smaller, reducing the sense of space. Despite this, diamond-shaped living rooms are still in demand because of their relatively larger size compared to the currently popular nano-flats. In fact, many premium “blue-chip estates” with panoramic views are designed in this shape. With the right interior design for diamond-shaped living rooms, along with some creativity and effort, you can make the most of every inch of space and turn it into a comfortable and pleasant living space.
A common problem with diamond-shaped living rooms is the position of the TV. The angled walls of the living room give the entire space an irregular shape. If the sofa is placed against the wall, the TV and sofa cannot be parallel, affecting the viewing experience and overall visual effect. The solution is to move the TV and sofa to a more balanced position. If the living room is large enough, adding a small room as storage or for study can help straighten the living room's shape and add additional storage space.
If you want to make your diamond-shaped living room look more even, another decoration method is to create furniture, such as a wall cupboard, to straighten one of the walls. You can look for triangular or trapezoidal furniture on the market, or custom-make a TV wall that suits the size of your diamond-shaped living room. A unique TV wall not only highlights the entire house's style and temperament but also greatly improves space utilization and enhances the living room's sense of hierarchy.
The irregular shape of the diamond-shaped living room can make it look messy, and the space appears even smaller. For smaller units, there may not be enough space for another cabinet. Therefore, it is recommended to use an L-shaped sofa to adjust the furniture layout. The L-shaped sofa area can occupy the larger side of the living room, making the living room space more distinct and balanced. It can also downplay the visual effects of the small space.
In order to make diamond-shaped spaces more distinct, besides using furniture layout, one can use color schemes. This is also a good interior design choice to cleverly separate different activity areas. The most common method is to use contrasting light and dark colors to effectively divide the space. For example, using calm black as the main color in the angled space, while the main hall can be light in color. This approach also helps to hide the blurred lines of the diamond-shaped room and focus the visual point on one wall, creating a central focus for the living room.
If the budget allows, rebuilding from scratch is not a bad idea. Due to the structure of the unit itself, it may not be as simple as straightening the angled wall or customizing a triangular cabinet to solve the balance problem between the living room and the TV. Using a sliding door or renovating the kitchen into a semi-open kitchen are feasible methods. You can communicate with a professional architect to discover more possible ways to adjust the space.
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