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Living in a small house or apartment requires smart planning and ideas to maximise and fit everything. Trying to fit everything and making it look cute is a big challenge, but that's what makes small space designing fun. Clever solutions make it all the more rewarding in the end. Whether you live in a studio or want to get more out of a tiny room in a small house, these small space tricks will make it feel so much larger while maintaining character.
Opt For Reflective Materials
White lacquered walls and glossy tiles are a good option. The high shine materials are reflective, has an effect similar to mirror :bouncing light, creates a more sense of space.
Opt For Pocket Doors
Pocket doors with glass windows allow lot of light to flow throughout the space while also creating separation. And what even better us that they slide right into the wall when not being used creating more sense of space and taking a lot less space that swinging alternatives.
With limited space you don't want to shop for bulky new furniture, use a chair as a side table and install wall scones to save surface space. A cheerful colour like turquoise hue is a good option to set a happy mood in a small room
Shrink Your Dining Table
Go for small round tables that will take up just right available space. Ditch the giant dining table and give yourself some movement space by going for a rounded one instead.
Use a Day Bed
Adding a day bed will give you additional sleeping space. If you don't have a designated guest room, this could come in handy in your living room.
Mount Your Tv
A media console is a waste of space in a small living room.
Mounting your TV on the wall or above a fireplace will help you regain the necessary floor space for that airy feeling. You will get a sense of more space as the floor will be visible.
Furniture pieces that can serve multiple purposes are essential in clever designing: Find a table that can double up as a desk and a dining table, get a sofa that can function as a guest bed, or buy cube tables that serve as coffee tables and extra seating when guests are over.
Take Advantage Of The Architectural Eccentricity
In a small house, every inch counts, so be double sure not to miss the architectural quirks, they will actually become your favourite area of the home. Area by the window? Invest in pretty customised bay window seating so that you can use it as a window nook to read and relax in. (And You will be able to let go of the bulky couch that takes up half the studio!) Pile on the pillows and add a pendant light for added light.
It is the oldest design trick in the book: Mirrors make your space feel larger , lighter and airier. And a fun convex ones add a lot of personality without taking up a lot of space. Mirrors also add that glam effect if you go for decorative ones.
Make Every Piece Count
Choose furnishings that offer maximum functionality in minimal square footage.
For example, instead of an end bench, opt for a desk with a small chair. It will be useful in getting ready and you can even work on it.
Use Every Piece Wisely
If your kitchen lacks a island and your living room is not separate from the kitchen, it can still be made functional. Choose a tall wooden table that can work as counter space for cooking and as a two top dining table.
Use Calm Tones
Calm and even toned rooms make any area look airer than they really are. They are soothing to the eye and hence illusion of more space. Be sure to add a variety of textures to keep the space together and not looking flat.
Storages can really come in handy, bespoke built ins, storage nooks, and furniture tailored to your exact needs utilises every available inch. When they are part of your walls, you don't loose as much square footage. Extra storage under a sofa or bench is a good idea.
Get a Wall Desk
Small spaces often leave no space for an office, but using a mounted wall desk takes up wall less room and you can even mount shelves above it. They look minimalistic while fulfilling their purpose.
Use Smart Seating
Foldable seating can be super compact and can be stored away while guests aren't over. A stool or a puff in the living room can be an ideal piece to purchase.
Use Bigger (But Fewer) Furnishings
It may seem contrary, but outfitting a small space with just a few large scale pieces (rather than mashup of small sized furniture) can actually make it feel grander. Just avoid to urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls. Leaving space behind the furniture makes it look wider than it is.
Often under utilised space is between the tops of furniture and a ceiling with hanging or high-mounted elements. Construct bookcases and cabinets all the way to the top- it will make the room feel taller.
Build a Partial Glass Wall
Removing walls, enlarging windows or swapping solid doors for glass to open up and connect adjacent spaces makes a space more airy and allow easy movement.
Good lighting makes a big difference
Good lighting makes a difference in making a room look dull and uninteresting. Make sure to install good lighting in smaller, compact spaces like a bathroom with a small window.