By some standards, this living room may be considered on the smaller side. However, that feeling is avoided entirely by contemporary furniture with exposed legs. Notice how the armchair’s design is reflective of a typical sturdy build, yet when juxtaposed with the thin legs of the tables and couch, it feels balanced instead of bulky.
A layout that includes only furniture with bare legs feels breezy and sophisticated. The eye is able to identify a continuous path throughout the space, resulting in a open sensation even though the room is fully furnished.
Furniture raised off the floor helps the eye concentrate on other distinct features — like an incredible city view.
A four-poster bed can provide an air of luxury to your space but can also be visually demanding. Let it stand tall without the bulk by choosing a design that features lengthy legs, and make sure your bedding doesn't fall beneath the frame.
The same goes for furnishing your eating area with a banquette. Instead of choosing a built-in that extends to the floor, go with a freestanding bench raised on legs to provide a much roomier appeal.
If you’re dying for extra counter space in your little kitchen but fear an island will cramp your space, consider one with legs. You’ll achieve an extra work station without the visual volume.
An island on legs also works well if you’re trying to fit an eating area in a smaller kitchen. Additional furnishings bulk up a space in general, but they'll work if you choose leggy pieces.