Interior design plays a vital role in the general outlook of the space within your house. When you own a small space, there are rules that you should never overlook. I will take you through small space designs and the rules to make your space feel spacious and comfy. Stay with me.
Wall and Ceiling Colours
The first mistake you can make is to use dark colours in a small space. Dark colours absorb light. Therefore, when you use brighter colours, you will make your space appear expansive.
The ideal colors to use in a small space are neutral colours. You can use different shades of neutral colours to create a comforting and soothing atmosphere. Keep in mind that small spaces will appear dirty faster than in large areas.
If your ceiling is low, use a bright colour to make it appear higher. Let the hue of the ceiling brighter than the wall. Avoid dark floor; it may absorb all the light you are trying to create. A polished wooden floor will help maintain the light reflected by the bright walls.
A focal point is an essential part of any living room. It is meant to create comfort and attract wandering eyes. You can use a TV or an art piece. First of all, mount your TV to create more space beneath. When hanging your artwork, hang the large pieces high up, they create an illusion of a larger space. Avoid focal point pieces that would utilize floor space such as sculptures.
A dark room appears smaller. Create natural lighting through large windows. Install enough wall mounted lighting. Do not use table lamps as they will consume the little space you have. The light fixtures will also act as wall decor, therefore choose designs that reflect your taste and style.
Use Mirrors, Pocket Doors, and Partial Glass Walls
When you run out of ideas, hang a large mirror on the wall perpendicular to the windows. The mirror will reflect the light across the room, improving the lighting. The reflection from the mirror creates a feeling of an expansive space, Solid walls close up space. Create an illusion of an ample space by partial glass walls and pocket doors with glass. The glass walls allow light to go across rooms to improve on the house lighting.
Utilise all Surface Space
Many surfaces are underutilised, especially the vertical space. For example, you fix a wall desk with mounted shelves above it. You can replicate the same in the kitchen and bedroom.
Use bunk beds in the children’s bedroom. You will be surprised that a small bedroom can accommodate all your three children. Instead of using a side table by your bed, utilise the windowsill to place the lighting and a few decor.
Get creative with your ceiling, create some hanging storage, and expand your kitchen without breaking the walls. You can also make a platform bed near the ceiling and use the space beneath as storage or study area.
Use Fewer Big Furnishing
As much as we are trying to utilise the available space wisely, many tiny furniture can be very distracting. Use one sizeable sofa and a few small chairs and a table. The room will appear classy and comfy. Also, avoid placing your furniture by the wall that space behind the furniture will make your space feel wider.
Floor to ceiling curtains sounds dramatic, but they make space look larger. Couple up the curtains with large windows, your space will look and feel expansive.
Multi Purpose Furniture
The smartest way to utilize your space is by using multi-purpose furniture pieces. If you love hosting guests and you do not have enough space for a guest room, buy a daybed that will act as a lounge, then you can convert it as a guest bed at night.
Replace that bench with a desk and a side chair. You can use this as an end bench and work station when you are working from home.
There are other spaces you can utilise as storage, such as under the stairs. A coffee table can round up as footrest. Be creative on your furniture pieces so that they can all serve more than one purpose.
Creativity plays a vital role in small space designs. You can borrow ideas from friends and see your little space transform into a cozy and comfy area. Perhaps, you can call an interior designer to help you out in a few areas.