How to make the most of small spaces!
Published: 15/02/2017 By Penny
Is your home small? Would you prefer more space but can’t afford a larger property? If you feel that you need more space and can’t move, keep reading for some tips that will help you get the most out of a small space and give it a much larger appearance.
Painting in a lighter color will give the room a much larger appearance throughout whilst brightening it up at the same time. Sometimes a contrast color wall will give the illusion of space, just choose the right wall and a color that isn’t too dark.
Let the Light In
If the room you want to make appear larger has windows, purchase curtain rods that extend beyond the window. This will allow more light into the room and draw your eyes outward from the window.
Center the Room
Rather than pushing all of your furniture to the edges of the room, bring them towards the center of the room to create warmth and space.
Mirrors are the best way to add space to a room without removing furniture. The reflection will give the room a more open feeling and make it look much larger than it really is.
Select furniture that does more than one thing. An ottoman can become a storage piece helping to hide any clutter. You can also find tables that double as book storage or sideboards for clothes storage. There are many options online for these types of items.
Put Function First
Your home should be usable for you and your guests. If you spend more time in the kitchen, be sure that the space if functional. The same goes for the living room, bedroom or your home office. By making the room more functional, it will give it a more open feel as everything will be within reach and easy to access.
Create a Triangle of Efficiency
In extremely small spaces, efficiency is key. The primary tasks in a kitchen are carried out between the cook top, the sink and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary lines between them, make up what kitchen experts call the work triangle. By creating a triangle of efficiency, your small space will seem less cramped and it may even become your favourite room in the house!