Decorating a small space can be a challenge. How do you make your home feel as spacious as possible without sacrificing your desired design? When it comes to small spaces, the key is to utilize every nook and cranny and of course to find ways to trick your brain into thinking that the area is so much larger than it really is. There are many ways to do it! We’ll show you seven smart ways to maximize a small space and to make rooms look bigger.
Use Multifunctional Furniture
Furniture can take up a lot of space. To prevent rooms from looking cramped, choose pieces that serve multiple purposes. Instead of using a conventional bed, opt for a bed equipped with drawers underneath for storing clothes, books or children’s toys. Instead of a traditional coffee table, use one with a built-in shelf that you can utilize for keeping magazines organized. There are tons of innovative furniture available today. Choose the pieces that will best suit your requirements.
Integrate Wall-Mounted Shelves and Racks to Your Design
Cabinets can help you organize your wardrobe, tools, and other things, but they are bulky and they eat up precious floor space. A better storage alternative for small spaces is installing wall-mounted (or built-in) shelves and racks. They don’t take up floor space and they can add aesthetic value to your room’s overall look. It’s a smart way to store your books, decors and other home essentials.
Use Light Colors
Dark colors absorb light. Light colors, on the other hand, reflect it. Thus, if you want your room to appear bigger than it actually is, painting your walls with light colors would be best. Off-white, neutrals and pastels are a great option.
Mirrors make rooms look bigger. They also offer two other benefits: they serve as a decorative accessory that enhances the overall look of your area, and they reflect light which can help brighten up the entire room. You can attach mirrors on your wall angled to your room’s focal point, or on your cabinet door.
Keep it Simple
Bold and busy patterns make small spaces look chaotic. For a clean appearance, choose furniture upholstered in plain and solid colors. They emphasize the lines of your furniture and they don’t overwhelm. Making use of simple furniture with legs also helps. Small spaces tend to look more open when furnished with these types of pieces.
Glass takes up zero visual space which makes them great for use on smaller rooms. A glass wall in place of a solid, unwieldy divider can help make your space look less confined. Using a glass table can also give your room a more open feel.
Get Rid of Clutter
Getting rid of clutter is one of the things that can make rooms look bigger. Clutter does not only reduce the visual appeal of your space, they can also overload your senses and cause stress. Keep your things organized and get rid of the stuff that you don’t need. One way to reduce clutter is to practice mindful shopping. Clutter is often caused by acquiring too many things that you don’t really need. Make it a habit to always evaluate before you buy.