6 Ways to Maximize a Small Space
Small spaces can be a decorating challenge. If you are down-sizing from a larger home, it can feel especially difficult to find ways to adjust to the smaller environment. But small doesn’t need to mean cramped. Here are 6 great ways to maximize your small space and create a room you love.
- Use Multi-purpose Pieces: Sofa-beds or murphy-beds, ottomans with storage and bookshelves are great furniture choices. Think about the purpose of the room. If you are downsizing from a big space to a small one what rooms can you combine? Should there be enough room for 2 or three people?
- Down-size the furniture: Use furniture tailored to smaller spaces. For example, a huge love seat for one person can be changed into a comfy bench for two or a smaller comfy char.
- Use Mirrors and Lights: A bright room will always feel larger. Another way to maximize this effect is by putting lights across mirrors this magnifies the light in the room.
- Mono-tone color Scheme: Use a simple lighter colored palate and subtle tones to add interest without distracting the eye. Accent walls or a design on one wall around the mirror is a perfect way to get this effect.
- De-Clutter: Remove extra items that only make the room seem cramped. Anything that doesn’t belong on the floor or is not a proper function of the room.
- Walls: Walls are not just for decoration! Adding shelves and hanging featured items are a great way to maximize on the purpose of the space, without sacrificing your square footage.
From urban lofts to retirement communities, there are many reasons to seek out smaller living spaces. By utilizing a few simple design tips, your small space can provide years of living enjoyment. In conclusion, it is much easier to take care of a small space than a large one as long as you put the right thought into it. Ask your friendly #AGENT4LIFE for more tips and tricks on your specific space!