Working with small spaces in the home can often be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a big difference between having small spaces and being cramped, for example, you can really make the most of a small space and make all kinds of changes to make it look and feel as big as possible, whereas when you have a cramped room it is usually the décor or way it is furnished that can create this feel rather than the room size itself. These simple yet effective tips will help you to make the very most out of the square-footage you have and create bold, open spaces that enhance your homes overall look.
Paint with Light Hues
When you decorate your interiors, sticking to certain colour schemes is always essential. When you want to create an open, bold and larger feel within a room, you are better using lighter colours to ensure you achieve that kind of look and feel. Darker colours may work well for your interiors, but they make a room look smaller, which isn’t ideal if you feel your space already looks small as it is. Lighter colours such as white, cream, grey and even pale blue work perfectly to achieve the perfect open look.
There are many furniture pieces available today that serve more than one purpose. Multifunctional furniture is ideal in a smaller space, as you’re able to invest in a piece of furniture that has more than one purpose. A perfect example of a multifunctional piece of furniture is an ottoman or blanket chest. These stylish pieces are ideal for adding essential storage to your room, as well as providing you with a space to use as a seating bench or table. This kind of stylish furniture will also add character to your interiors too.
Introduce Sliding Doors
One of the most popular features in many homes today is the sliding door. Not only do sliding doors look great and add value to your property, they are perfect for saving space and creating a larger feel within a room. Sliding doors run along a sliding door track that means you don’t have to worry about your door opening and closing, taking up essential space within the room. Having sliding doors enables you to use more of the floor space within any room and really make the most of the space you have. You can use sliding doors in a number of effective ways, such as main doors, wardrobe doors and even doors leading to the en-suite or walk-in-wardrobe. By introducing this feature to your interiors, you can also allow additional natural light to filter through your rooms, enhancing the lighting overall and making the room feel airy and open.
Mirrors are one of the easiest ways to make a room feel bigger. You may not realise it, but the reflections from mirrors can create a much larger feel and open your room completely. Dependant on the style of your interiors, any shape or size mirror will help you to make your room feel bigger. Whether you have a statement wall that you want to add a larger mirror too, or you feel a mirror placed above the fireplace would work well, choose a space that would be complemented well by a mirror and add character and style to your interiors.
Look at the Lighting
With any room, lighting is a key factor in the overall atmosphere and feel. You can always introduce more lighting in ways you feel suit the room and complement it, however the two main sources of light are the natural light from windows and main lighting source. Have a look at the lighting you currently have and look at ways you can make the most of it. If you have larger windows that will enable a lot of natural light to flow through, ensure the windows are clean and uncovered, this will allow as much natural light to flow through as possible. You can then look at adding additional lighting to side tables and other areas of the room that may need a little boost with some lighting.