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Space-saving tricks for small rooms

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Barcelona chair by Mies in a small place

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 Little secrets on how to make a small room functional and stylish

 

 

 

 

 

  

Colours

Choose a monochromatic colour scheme. Using different shades of the same colour on the walls, the ceiling, the floor and the furniture makes a small room seem more spacious.

Living room contemporary living room

Painting the walls in lighter shades, like ice blue, light green, white, cream, and lilac will open up your space and make it look bigger than it actually is. This way all the furniture and the accessories will project on the subtle base the walls will provide.

Virginia Highlands House contemporary living room

Painting the ceiling in a lighter tone than the walls will give an illusion of height to your space.

Layering textures is key to opulance contemporary family room

 

Make the central piece of your room, like the fireplace wall or a bookcase, stand out by choosing a deep, rich colour while the rest of the walls are left toned down. Make sure to paint most of the walls’ surface in a light shade and choose a darker one for the wall with the shorter length.

Living Room contemporary family room

Choose colours with shiny textures as they brighten up warm tones and reflect natural light back into the room.

Use horizontal lines to lengthen a small room. Choose two shades of the same width throughout the walls.


 Light

Proper lighting makes a room seem bigger. Add lighting fixtures for more light in your space. You can choose from track lighting, cable lighting, standard lamps or scones. But be careful not to get away from the style pattern of the rest of the room.

living room contemporary living room

Mirrors

Mirrors have a positive effect on how a room looks. They reflect natural and artificial light and brighten up a room day and night. Place mirror opposite a window to increase natural light, reflect the landscape and set off the room.

Loft Dining Room contemporary dining room

 

Use mirrors outside cabinet and wardrobe doors, over vanities or covering wall throughout their height to make even the smallest room seem bigger.


Sofa Throws

Throw simple fabrics with subtle patterns and colours over sofas and armchairs.

Living Room Chic contemporary living room

 

Bedroom textures contemporary bedroom

contemporary bedroom design by interior designer The Couture Rooms


Furniture

Arrange your furniture in a way to improve the natural light flow through the room.

Heather Garrett Design contemporary living room

 

Lincoln Park Master Suite modern bedroom

Set bulky furniture on an angle, not necessarily 45o. This leads the eye to the diagonal line of the room which is the longest one.

Use corners behind furniture as storage.

Choose smart furniture with hidden storage and add as many shelves as possible. You can also go bold with transparent chairs that blend in with the rest of the furniture. 

Chelsea Teens room & bath modern kids

 

dining room modern dining room

 

Choose rocking chairs with simple lines, open-back chairs, simple or two-seater sofas and avoid bulky furniture that overload your space.

 

Hyde Park Loft modern living room
Fiorella Design eclectic kitchen

Put high furniture away from the room’s entrance, so that they can blend in with the rest of the room.


 

 Storage

Make the most of empty corners and turn them into little storerooms by adding shelves where possible.

Organize your closets so that they can fit more stuff in.

 

Custom pantry traditional kitchen

In a few words

Think minimalistic by choosing only the essential furniture, because too much of it stuffs up your room. To open up your space try to find the ideal furniture-carpets-partitions arrangement. Spice up your room by adding your personal twist, as your house reflects your personality and you will spend some beautiful moments in it if it is comforting and tasteful.

family room modern family room

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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