Whether you’re pursuing your
dream of living in a tiny house or living
in a smaller-than-average house or apartment by necessity, small space living
offers unique challenges and wonderful opportunities. Take your small space
from claustrophobic to cozy with these 10
tips for maximizing small living
spaces. These tips will
make a small house look and feel bigger.
10 Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces
Scale – for a small room choose furniture that
makes the room look bigger. Avoid
oversize furniture, which can eat up
floor space. Include a mix of small to medium-scale furniture pieces. Aa
Murphy bed is a great way to maximize space and one of the 10 tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces.
Double up – find furniture that has more than
one function. For example, a coffee table that can convert to a small dining
room table. Or use space under objects for storage. Use the area under the bed
for storage. There are all sorts of containers for underwear or t-shirts, etc.
that will fit under a bed.
Small space zoning – in a room that serves two
functions, use rugs to delineate areas for dining and another for TV. To divide
a room, use barriers like free-standing bookcases or screens.
Use windows – Take advantage of this liberating effect by leaving windows
bare, or dress windows with draperies that match the color of the walls to eliminate boundaries and open the space. For privacy,
install simple shades or blinds that can be pulled out of the way during the day.
White and Light – use white and light colors on
the walls as another of the 10
tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces. Use darker colors to
make the room cozy. Use fewer colors in a small room to make the room appear
larger. Just like too many objects in a room make the room feel smaller, too many colors make
the room feel chaotic. When
it comes to color a room will appear larger if it is plain with a few pops of color
rather than plaids and florals
Make small rooms feel taller – with tall items
that draw the eye upward. Add round elements to make the room appear larger. Let
small rooms breathe – minimize the items in the room.
Use mirrors – to make the room appear larger. An oversize mirror has a dramatic effect
because it reflects a large chunk of the room.
Float furniture – instead of having furniture
against the walls, a room will appear larger if the furniture is pulled away
from the walls
Downplay contrast – Architectural focal points can make a small space feel choppy
by causing the eye to stop and focus in on that area.
Make space in a small hallway – Try a narrow console table. This provides a
surface for some flowers and a place to deposit mail, keys, and a handbag when
walking in the door. It also anchors the mirror and wall sconces, creating a
well-balanced display that doesn’t eat up too much space.
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