Making the most out your home’s space can be a tricky balancing act between making productive use of space but still keeping things neat and orderly. One of the most difficult spaces in which to accomplish this is a minuscule space like a half bathroom or small bedroom. Do not fear, though! SampleHouse has a few tips to help you make the most out of a minuscule space and help keep the peace between your things and your sanity.
1. Lighten Up
Interior Design experts agree that one of the key methods in opening up a small space is to opt for light tones. Using light wall colors and light, airy textiles is a great way to bring movement and air into your small room. If your little room has a big window, invest in high-quality, light-colored curtains. Letting the light in and keeping the colors simple will open up your small space.
2. Look Up
One of the very first tips you’ll come across when looking to make the most out of a small space is to go vertical. Shelving, hooks, hanging baskets, etc. all have a unique ability to make a room appear larger by drawing the eye upward. By adding a column of small shelves (invisible shelving works very well here), you can de-clutter counter tops and keep things better organized. Nothing will make a small room seem smaller like clutter, so get it together and put it up high! SampleHouse has a great selection of small baskets if shelves aren’t an option. Tip: baskets can often be affixed to a wall with clean-removal hooks!
Instead of framed art, experiment with a few strategically-placed mirrors. The reflections can actually help make a room appear larger and the clean, clear glass will help create an open and inviting space. A small cluster of mirrors on one wall or a large, framed mirror can provide all the personality and reflection you’ll need for your small space. SampleHouse carries beautiful wall mirrors and picture frames that (surprise!) can also be used to frame mirrors with a little creativity and some hot glue.
4. Hang It Up
If your small room has a television, designers recommend a flat screen version with a wall mount. Television stands can take up a lot of unnecessary room and will only collect dust. These are rather simple to install and only require about an hour of quality toolbox time. Or you could relax and have a professional take care of it. Either way, get that TV on the wall and revel in your clever.
5. Think Big
It’s common to avoid larger pieces of furniture when trying to furnish a smaller room. Don’t! If your living room is on the small side, go ahead and put a sectional in. It will likely take up less space than three or four small chairs or a love seat. SampleHouse has gorgeous pillows and blankets to accent your cozy couch. Enjoy!