Smaller homes are cosy, but if not organized correctly, it may start to feel cluttered. When space is limited, a plan is needed to make the most of every inch. The good news is, there are many tips and tricks to make you feel like you’re living large. Let’s take a look at how you can transform your home into a comfortable, open and uncluttered space for living.
Keep Wall Colours Neutral
Lighter wall colours like white, cream or brighter pastels make the room feel larger than it is. Avoid dull, dark shades which can feel a little closed and claustrophobic. If the room lacks natural light, another tip is to add mirrors to the walls which reflect light around the room, giving a feeling of more openness.
Choose Oversized Art
It sounds counterintuitive, to take up space with oversized art. But the theory is, large wall art tricks the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is. To be a little different, you can even lean a large painting against the wall on the floor.
Add Exposed Leg Furniture
Tables and chairs with exposed legs, show space underneath which gives an open, airy feeling. If you lack room, this counts and it also gives you more space to store belongings if needed.
Build Floating Storage Upwards
Avoid bulky shelves and build your own floating shelves which don’t take up floor space. Make simple shelves from single pieces of wood or make cubes which can be strategically placed on the wall. Build your shelves upwards which draws the eye up, giving the appearance of a high ceiling.
Mount the TV on the Wall
If you have a large flat screen TV and entertainment centre, this takes a significant amount of floor space. Hang your TV on the wall and create shelving for any games consoles, DVDS and speakers. You’ll be amazed at how much space you free up.
Invest in Multi-Functional Furniture
Multi-functional furniture is a great idea for small spaces. For example, instead of buying a normal coffee table, use a flat bench that can double us as seating when you have guests. Another idea is to use a wooden trunk box, which can be opened and used as storage for clutter and closed to rest cups of tea on.
Make Use of Awkward Spaces
If you have an awkward corner, use it to add shelving in or even add a small seating area. Awkward nooks need to be taken advantage of in small spaces and can actually create a little character if you use them well. Instead of letting it gather dust, make the area feel inviting with quirky picture and unique décor.
If you’re still struggling for space, why not build a secondary dwelling? AGS Commercial can help, being experts in the construction of custom homes built to exact specifications.