Updated: May 29
When it comes to design and decor of small spaces, it is all about tricking the eye to believe that the space is much larger. Small spaces can also be comfortable and stylish. In today’s blog, let’s look at some of the top tips to maximize every inch of your small space.
How to Maximize Small Spaces
1. Light and Fresh Color Palette
Use light colors on the walls and floor. A room with light colors feels bigger and brighter because the surfaces can reflect more light. Using light colors will make walls appear to recede, creating a bright feel. Consider whites, light blues, greens and light greys.
2. Smart and Multi-functional Furniture
Pieces that can serve multiple purposes are everything.
Multi-functional furniture is very important when it comes to designing small places because they have the capability of adapting to many situations depending on the activity. Look for multiple uses in everything you buy. For example A coffee table with hidden storage, an ottoman that serves as a coffee table or as a seat when you have many guests at home and a hidden table. Another example is bed storage which can be great multi-functional furniture.
3. Extend your Space with Mirrors
Decorating small areas is all about visual manipulation. Using a large mirror will give the illusion of expansion. Your room will immediately appear larger and brighter by reflecting natural or artificial light. The best place for a mirror is opposite to a window. So that it reflects as much light as possible. Mirror paneling on walls and furniture is also very popular which serves the purpose very effectively.
4. Transparent and Light Furniture
When selecting furniture, consider its visual weight. Weightless or transparent furniture is always the best choice under the circumstances. If you use transparent objects, your eyes will view more of the spaces and trick your mind into thinking it’s bigger than what it really is. Also, furnishing with legs seems less heavy than pieces that sit directly on the floor.
5. Think Vertical
It’s a good thing that the space is three-dimensional. We have more than a footprint and the floor. Don’t forget that you have vertical space. Use your walls up to the ceiling whenever possible. Furniture that extends to the ceiling not only opens up the space but also gives you all that storage you need at home.
6. Wall, Ceiling Lamp or Architectural Lighting
The selection of lighting fixtures that occupy as less space on the floor is very important while designing a small space. Avoid using a floor lamp or big table lamps. It’s a better idea to use ceiling-mounted lights, wall lamps or even better and if you have the possibility to light up your space through architectural lighting.
7. Open Spaces
As you already know, modern houses and spaces are shrinking and getting smaller day by day, especially in urban and metropolitan cities. But, don’t worry; there are thousands of ways to divide small apartments without using walls and it’s the biggest statement feature of today’s interior style. Open spaces not only make small spaces feel bigger but also incorporate a sense of togetherness in residents of that space. Today it’s everywhere, be it a combined living, dining and kitchen, or office and commercial space. Play with heights, colors, textures, rugs or multi-functional furniture to define the different areas that effectively divide spaces used for different purposes.
8. Bring in a Plant
Biophilia or Nature inside is always a good idea and also, it’s the biggest interior trend which surely is going to stay. There is never a better time than today to re-establish that connection with nature that we are missing in our lives. Trust us on this one; greenery will make your small space feel fresher and livelier. If you don’t have the space on the floor, no problem! Try hanging a plant or use “Sky Planters” to add this must-have trend to your small space interior.
How to Maximize Small Spaces