Whether you live in a small space, or just have a small area in your home that needs attention, there are clever design ideas to get everything to fit and make it feel larger.
1. Right size rug
Just because your space may be small, doesn’t mean your rug should be. A small rug can make a room look even smaller, so choose one that’s large enough so that most of the furniture can sit on it. This will draw the eye to the full width and length of the room.
2. Be brave with colour
While white may seem the obvious colour for small space to create an airy feel, dark colours can add depth and coziness because they reflect less light. The key to colour is to keep to a limited colour palette.
3. Clever storage
Storage is always a problem in small spaces, so it’s important to be inventive. Over the door storage is a great option, such as shoe racks if cupboard space is lacking. A slimline shoe cabinet can be added to any spare space, such a hallway or entrance for shoes that you only wear occasionally. Hooks on the wall and floating shelves are simple ways to add more options. And always choose furniture that provides hidden storage.
4. Floating Furniture
Floating furniture frees up valuable floor space and looks fabulous too. From floating consoles to cabinets, from vanities to seating, the choice is endless. This floating desk is great for quickly checking emails or writing notes.
5. Create an optical illusion
There are design tricks you can use to make a space look bigger. Floor to ceiling curtains hung above the window make ceilings look higher as can vertical stripes, a big mirror can create the look of more space, and wall-mounted lights use the least space possible.
6. Low-profile furniture
If low ceilings are cramping your style, look for low profile furniture which can create the look of higher ceilings.