It’s probably safe to assume that you want your space to be designed in a beautiful way, no matter the size of it. While those people who have spacious homes generally don’t struggle with finding the right design for their living area, the same cannot be said for those who live in smaller homes.
That being said, here are some smart design considerations for small spaces that not only look amazing, but that are extremely functional as well. Check them out.
Paint it Bright
First and foremost, it would be best to paint your small space in a light, bright hue. Otherwise, you are risking visually smothering your space. Of course, this doesn’t mean that white is your only option – instead, for a more modern look, choose light gray. Aside from giving off a very sophisticated vibe, light gray combines extremely well with Living Coral (PANTONE’s color of the year for 2019) which is the perfect choice if you want to add a pop of color, but you don’t want to go too bold.
Play with Perception
By determining the focal point of the room and creating a statement wall there – the wall opposite of the room’s entrance is the best choice – you will be able to play with your guests’ perception a bit and make your room appear bigger than it actually is. Furthermore, by adding crown molding a few inches below the ceiling line, you will make the entire space appear taller. Additionally, you can even choose to put a couple of mirrors in ornate frames and hang them throughout your room so that the light can bounce off of them, which will also make the room appear more spacious.
Rethink Window Treatments
Next, when it comes to window treatments, you should definitely stay away from layered, heavy floor-to-ceiling draperies, because they tend to look bulky and can swallow up the space. Instead, install something in the lines of these Plantation shutters from Sydney, that both look very modern and provide excellent protection against unwanted light. Not only that, but they come in so many different styles and finishes that you will have no problem blending them with the rest of your room’s design.
Layer the Lighting
Layered lighting has the power to elevate the look of any room to entirely new levels. Therefore, make sure you add some eco-friendly layered lighting solutions, to make your room’s design truly pop. For instance, aside from the main overhead lighting fixture, consider adding LED light strips around the crown molding to create some ambient lighting as well. Of course, add task and decorative lighting where necessary.
Play with Different Fabrics
Combining different fabrics in your small space can add some visual depth to it. For instance, you can go with a big and fluffy woolen area rug as the base of your design, add a coffee table with a glass top and metallic legs and fill your sofa with some throw pillows with geometric patterns. This way, you will create various visual layers in your small room which will automatically make it appear bigger.
As you can see, if you’re living in a small home, that is really no excuse not to try and put together a beautiful interior all of your friends will be jealous of. Simply follow your heart and your creativity and you are bound to end up with something truly amazing.