Filed Under Decorating Ideas | Posted on April 22, 2009
If you feel that you’re unfortunate to live in a seemingly claustrophobic space, don’t lose hope for there are many techniques to consider in making your quarters more organized, and your home life satisfying and fulfilling. Some useful tips for your small space.
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Planning has always been an important component of the interior design, but it is particularly important in the design of a small space. Sit down with pencil and paper, Preview all of the information before you start designing for your smaller space.
When you decorate a small space, and always focused on simple. Visual unity decorations, [...]
Furniture select and arrangement
Select furniture carefully. Choose styles that are multipurpose. Furniture like ottomans that have removable tops and tables that have drawers for storage are ideal for a small room. Trundle or bunk beds or even loft beds are just the ticket for kids rooms or a den.
Taller end tables with curved, narrow legs draw the eye under the piece, thus making the space feel larger. Dining and coffee tables that are made of glass provide a place for accessories without blocking the room’s view
Keep your furnishings in proportion with the size of your rooms. Use slim rockers, open-back chairs or a simple sofa or love seat rather than large furnishings that tend to overpower the space.
An open headboard is best for a small room. When arranging your furniture, keep the view at eye level unobstructed. Taller furnishings should be placed at the end of the room opposite its main entry.
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Light and airy
Maximizing airflow and light is always the key to feel the spaciousness in your room. Simple changes can make a huge difference in enhancing the light. Analyze the materials of your decorations and furniture: whether leather, polished wood, glass, and metal all reflect the light in the room. Draw the visitor’s eyes to the windows and bring the outdoors in. Exploit a lot of mirrors – they have the ability to enhance a feeling of light and space. For example, you can place a very large mirror opposite a window – this will reflect the outdoors on the other side of the wall, creating a mock window.
There is nothing worse than a dark room so make it as light as possible. Go for Roman blinds that can rolled up all the way up, to let the maximum amount of light in. Curtains should be sheer light colours and avoid heavy drapes.
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Avoid a single overhead lighting because it has the tendency to draw in the walls. Increase your light sources instead, and place them near the walls reflecting glow. Conceal these light sources creatively with recessed lighting, directed spotlights or include lampshades.
If you want to make a room bright and airy and don’t be afraid to use white. You can also use cool colors such as Blues greens and violets.
Creative storage should also be considered. More clutter will make the room look smaller. Find ways on how you can stash your baskets or clutter under the storage benches or coffee tables.
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There are a lot of sleek modern kitchen decorating ideas available for this most crucial room in the family home. You can hide each and every one of your appliances behind cabinets that boast clean lines and smooth out edges. In other words These appliances can be sunken into the walls or they can be [...]
Improve your small space
1. Set priorities. Of three factors — quality, quantity and cost — determine which two are the most important and let the other “float.”
2. Examine your space. Look at what can be done within the existing footprint. List activities to be accommodated, recognizing that a place is needed but not necessarily an entire room.
3. Study storage. A little well-designed storage in the right place can replace a lot of poorly designed storage, opening up floor space in areas that are currently too small to function properly.
4. Bump out a little. Adding just a few feet to a space can contain costs and maintain a house scale.
5. Add on with grace. If none of the above strategies meet your needs, and the budget allows, a small addition may be the best option. Consider what each exterior face of the house will look like.