If you live in a small space, maximising every inch of your living space is likely a top priority. Whether you're living in a tiny apartment or a small house, there are several tips and tricks to help you make the most of your space.
- Use multi-functional furniture: Invest in furniture that can serve multiple purposes, such as a sofa bed or a coffee table with storage compartments. Designs of this type of furniture has come on leaps and bounds! There are so many stylish options available now.
- Get creative with storage: We offer fully bespoke storage design solutions which can help maximise the space available. Every mm can be utilised effectly. As well as full bespoke options, there are many 'off the shelf' options available. You need to utilise vertical space by adding shelves or hanging organisers. Use under-bed storage boxes or ottomans with built-in storage to keep clutter at bay.
- Embrace minimalism: Keep only the essentials and declutter often to maintain a clean and tidy space. Consider donating or selling items you no longer need.
- Utilise mirrors: Mirrors can give the illusion of a larger space and reflect natural light to brighten up the room. The bigger the mirror, the better! Oversized objects are great in a small space - A lot of little objects make a room appear cluttered.
- Use light colours: Light colours can make a space appear larger and brighter. Consider painting walls a light shade or opting for neutral-colored furniture. When objects are a similar color, your eye doesn’t dwell on each one but rather sees them in a unified, uncomplicated form. You can use this technique with 'colour saturation' by painting walls, ceilings, and trim the same shade.
Choose chairs and sofas with visible legs instead of furniture with skirts that reach the floor. This allows you to see under and around pieces so they appear to float in the room rather than dominate it. Glass coffee tables are a good choice, too.
- Use curtains strategically: Hang curtains from ceiling to floor. Using this technique draws the eye upwards thus making the ceiling appear higher. Opt for light-colored, sheer curtains to allow natural light into the space.
Remember, small spaces can still be functional and beautiful with the right design choices.