4 Sneaky Design Hints For Small Living Spaces

If your home is on the smaller side, I feel your pain and you may struggle to get your interior design spot on or exactly how you might like it. However, with some guidance, you should be able to make the most of your pint-sized pad. For some sneaky hints and tips, keep reading.

1. Use Savvy Storage Solutions

Keeping your rooms tidy and clutter-free is a must if you want to make the most of your space. Having too much stuff on display can make rooms look small and cramped. So, in order to maintain order in even the tiniest of spaces, you could try being savvy with your storage. For example, a shelving system provides you with somewhere to keep your belongings without taking up too much space. Even if you have awkwardly shaped corners and crevices, you should be able to create a shelving solution that suits your needs. For example, it’s possible to create bespoke shelving using the system provided by storage specialist Shelfstore. Taking this approach will help you to make the most of the space available.

2. Add A Well-Placed Mirror

To make a small space look bigger you could try adding a mirror. Acting as a focal point, a mirror will add depth and enhance the lighting of any room, giving the impression that the area is more spacious than it actually is. For example, you could position a mirror on a wall opposite a window. The reflection of the view outside will make the  area seem lighter and airier, even if you’re lacking in square footage.

3. Light It Up

A well-lit room is a must, especially if you’re keen to create the illusion of extra space. If you can, you should aim to bring natural light into your rooms through your windows. However, it is possible to create the perfect glow using light fixtures too. Whether you go for a table lamp or an overhanging shade, making sure your space is adequately lit will make it feel more bright and open despite its small size.  

4. Rethink Your Furniture Arrangement

Rearranging the layout of your furniture could help too. Simply repositioning your furnishings may help make your rooms appear larger. For example, in your living room, you could place larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas and armchairs, against walls, as this will help maximise the open space. Ideally, you should stick with the idea that ‘less is more’ when it comes to your furnishings and only keep the pieces that you absolutely need.

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