Smart ideas when designing small spaces
Friday Mar 09th, 2018
As homes become smaller and we adopt a more minimalist lifestyle, interior décor is offering fresh solutions to furnish tighter spots. Here are some big ideas to maximize your mini space.
Consider your routine. Be realistic about your daily habits and how you use the space so you can prioritize furniture and layout. Do you really eat at the dining table, or do you bring your plate to the couch? Do you work from home, or can you do away with that stately desk? Make your floor plan work for your lifestyle and you'll free up space in unexpected places.
Set rooms apart with colour. Developing a unique style for each space can create the feeling of a larger home. Give every room a distinct colour palette that you use from the walls to the accessories, so that each feels defined and distinct with its own mood and character.
Go vertical. One of the biggest mistakes people make in tiny living spaces is neglecting everything above eye level. But this leaves out valuable square footage. Utilize empty walls for added shelving and hanging storage, wall-mounted lighting and even a vertical herb or flower garden.
Spread the light. Natural light can make everything look brighter, bigger and more inviting. For a seamless look at the window, choose pared down designs and add visual interest with beautiful fabrics. Sonnette cellular roller shades from Hunter Douglas combine the energy-efficient construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade. The innovative curved shape gently diffuses light, providing ambiance to all angles of your room.