9 Practical Tips to Design a Small Spaceby Jeremy Thompson Web Marketer There are countless ways that can help you take advantage of small spaces but they easily go overlooked. It’s important to be smart when decorating them as there is only so much space available. You can mix big style in your small room with a few tweaks. Here are some practical design tips that can help you make the most of designing a small space.
- Using big pieces of furniture
If you are someone who loves purchasing big pieces of furniture but doesn’t have enough space, you can still use them in numerous creative ways. For instance, you can place dry goods inside a china cabinet and create a pantry out in the open.
- Constructing shoe shelves
If you have too many shoes and not enough space to store them, a small solution can come in handy. You can create a shelving system beneath your hanging garments in the closet and store bags, sweaters and shoes there. Also, take advantage of the vertical space at the bottom of your closet by tucking a small, clean-lined bookshelf.
- Adding hybrid seating
Even small kitchens need seating areas. Stools are a practical way of offering a place to sit for your guests, while fulfilling two jobs. You can place a tray on top of them and fill it with your favourite liquor bottles to turn it into a modest bar cart for a corner space.
- Using rugs to define separate zones
Separate areas of your space can be defined using rugs, especially if you live in a studio apartment. Rugs can visually help you create different zones, instead of presenting the impression of a multi-functional and blurred room.
- Extending the mantle
Each and every inch of space available for shelving is valuable in small spaces. You can choose to add a two-tiered shelving area directly above your mantle to provide additional space for a seamless display area.
- Utilizing window treatments
Your room can either look bigger or even cluttered depending on the window treatment you choose to use. The best thing to do is remove all window coverings and replace them with decorative valances above the windows. If your room is located in an area that doesn’t have a good view, consider installing light sheer shades. They will help diffuse the view and the light entering the room.
- Using new ways to organize old objects
There are many creative ways you can use objects you already own. For instance, affix a beautiful set of traditional champagne buckets to the wall and use them as flatware storage. The same items can also be utilized as graphic art or as planters for flowers. However, whenever in doubt, placing them vertically is the best way to take advantage of the wall space available in small rooms.
- Avoiding clutter
If you have a small space which has a single focal point, like a gorgeous tub in a small bath area, the best thing to do is embrace simplicity. In such an instance, white walls can give the illusion of there being more space available than there actually is. Additionally, a big piece of landscape art can help maintain an elegant and spacious vibe while also adding depth and colour to the area.
- Playing with symmetry
If you have a small and cosy family room, you can incorporate oversized sofas, which can be ideal for long afternoon naps and movie nights. However, if having room isn’t something you are concerned with, you can fill in the small space with symmetrical and comfortable seating options. Big sized sofas, which mirror each other, can create a design element that is pleasing to the eyes while making the space feel clean.
The above-mentioned tips and guidelines should be considered when designing a small space. Be creative with storage units, seating, window treatments and old objects. Remember, you can also use big pieces to make a small space stand out. Use your own ideas to customize your design needs. Contact Lerner Interiors, a leading interior designing house and window treatment provider in the GTA, for consultation.
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