Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Decorating Tips To Maximise Your Living Space

A home is more than just a place to sleep, it's a place to share time with family and friends, and a place to chill out. The environment is important too but if you have a small living space, designing the ideal interior can seem like more of a challenge. 

If you have a small house though don't worry – you can still create the home of your dreams that's just as beautiful as any mansion. All you need to do is have the right tips, tricks and techniques for adding storage, colour and decoration, and you will end up with a home that you're proud of. Here are some design tips to maximise your living space.




Use focal walls to create centre points in your home

When we're working with small spaces, our design instincts are often to keep things as simple and sleek as possible. While simplicity can be beautiful, it's not the ideal solution for those who like bold, exciting, and vintage styles.  If this is your style try a single wall filled with colour or unique graphic designs that draw attention to a particular area in your room. This will help give focus to beautiful colours and shapes that might have otherwise been too overwhelming in a bigger space. In addition, you won't need to buy a lot of expensive wallpaper to have a great effect in a small room.

Install window shutters





Rather than relying on curtains that can look fussy and detract from the appeal of your room, why not consider window shutters? No matter how small your windows are, Phoenix hardwood shutters can be used to give emphasis to your windows, and allow the right amount of light in at any time during the day. What's more, you can purchase shutters in a range of designs and styles to meet your home improvement needs.

Choose multi-purpose furniture

When you're living in a small space, you need to find unique ways to make the most of the space that's available to you. Remember to consider multi-purpose solutions, such as pouffes and stools, that can also be used as footrests or tables, and search for furniture options that include hidden areas for storage. At the same time, make sure that you think carefully about the size of the furniture that you choose in relation to your rooms – huge chairs and sofas can look a little overwhelming in a tiny living room, so be cautious.

Create depth with mirrors

One of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to interior design is to use a mirror to reflect space. Mirrors are wonderful for this and will help to make your room seem bigger than it is. Mirrors can sometimes act as an extra window, particularly when they're located in the right place. Try to make sure that when they're not in use, your mirrors reflect something beautiful, such as a view or a piece of artwork.

Make the most of your walls




If you have high walls but lack spacious rooms, make the most of the height. For instance, consider stacked storage that hang on the walls to keep your home clean and clutter-free. In a small space, just a couple of items out of place can be enough to ensure that the whole room ends up looking like a mess. At the same time, consider adding extra shelves and wall mounting your television so you don't have to devote as much space to cabinets.

Finish each room with something special


Finally, don't forget that no matter how small your rooms might be, it's important to make sure that you give them your own personal touch. Whether it's a collection of family photos carefully organised on a feature wall, a cool bookcase or a green plant that helps to bring light and air to a smaller space, an extra something special will create a sense of depth in your property that softens the edges of your room and makes it feel bigger than it is.

Small spaces are beautiful

While it can be a lot easier to decorate bigger rooms than small ones, you can make the most of whatever space you have. Even the most compact of homes can deliver the perfect atmosphere with some simple decoration techniques. Always remember, don't be afraid to mix and match styles to find the solution that works best for you.


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16 comments

  1. Your so right about mirrors, I have them everywhere

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    1. They can help make a room look spacious, so they are useful to have in a small space.

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  2. I really like the idea of having window shutters as they look great x

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  3. Working on that now - I have a tiny NYC apartment - i may be able to use one or two of the tips here :)

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    1. The apartments in New York can be very small. I hope these tips help.

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  4. Those shelves, oh my god! I would love to decorate my living room like that, it's so pretty! xoxo

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    1. I love the shelving in the first photo. So useful to have shelves like this.

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  5. Some great tips here! I love adding shelves to make more space!

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  6. I agree that mirrors can make a room look much bigger - so can decluttering!

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    1. I am making an effort not to buy anything else new this year!

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  7. I just love this home - living in a small apartment has the same challenges you mentioned

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  8. Windows shutters are such a romantic feature. Loving these tips :)

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    1. Window shutters look very chic I think.

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  9. its actually such a great idea to consider shutters instead of curtains, never thought but a great tip!!

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  10. Some really good tips and it is amazing how much difference a mirror can make to a room x

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  11. mirrors can really make a huge difference to any space! agree with mutipurpose furniture too!

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