Interior Design: Make the Most of Your Small Living Space
No matter how large or small your living space is, it may seem unbearably insufficient with an illiterate design. This is why professional interior design is so important as it can make the most of your small space. Here are some quick and effective tips to save as much space as possible and visually enhance your living space.
Clear up your hallways
Don't place furniture in the hallways of your home because you don’t have enough area to put it in your main rooms. Be logical and seriously consider whether you are going to sit on a sofa in the hall or not. If you place your furniture just for placing it somewhere and do not intend to use it, then get rid of it! It does not enhance your interior design in any way, instead it gives your home a somewhat messy look and a feeling that one should move through a labyrinth to get from one room to the other.
Use minimum accessories
When it comes to making the most of a small living space, the rule of a thumb is the less accessories, the better the interior design. Stuffing every single surface in your home with accessories will give it a cluttered and chaotic appearance. If you live in a small house, try to be a minimalist in choosing accessories: a few strategically placed decorative elements will have much deeper impact on your guests than a home with an overabundant garnishing.
Opt for double usage furniture pieces
Do not spread the general household clutter throughout your home. It would be wise of you to equip your home with double usage furniture pieces, such as a coffee table with built-in drawers.
Make a wise color choice
Proper color choice can visually enhance your living space, so one should be very careful while choosing wall, furniture, flooring, and accessory colors. The best variant is painting all walls one color (you may also use a similar pallet hue for subtle changes from room to room). Refrain from using bright and gaudy colors, it will work against you; instead choose warm, light colors and enjoy the feeling of living in a spacious home.
Do not overfurnish
Using a large, comfortable sofa in small spaces may seem senseless at first glance. However if you limit other accessories and furniture pieces, you may freely place a large sofa in a small family room. The most important point is that you should never overfurnish your home, use furniture pieces that are simple and serviceable.
Choose lighting wisely
When choosing the lighting type, make an informed decision as it will have a major impact on how large or small your living space appears later. You can easily give your home the illusion of being much larger than it really is by choosing the right lightening type. Placing uplights and downlights throughout your home, incorporating recessed lighting and using mirrors will make your living area seem much more sizeable.
Take the time to design your home so that it seems cozy, instead of seeming small and uncomfortable.