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Small Space, Big Style

How to maximize design potential in a small space

This blog post is on a rescue mission to save anyone who is feeling suffocated in their small living area and has maybe even considered moving to a new place because of how overwhelmed they feel by their lack of square footage. Let us put you in our interior design lifeboat and teach you some effective design tactics so that you can convert your small space into your personal sanctuary.

Tip #1 - Declutter

As the saying goes, “A clutter-free space leads to a clutter-free mind”. Declutter any items you don’t regularly use to free up valuable space. If decluttering feels overwhelming, remember to start small. One drawer at a time!

Tip #2 - invest in Multifunctional furniture

We're begging you, don't underestimate the value of multifunctional furniture! Invest in pieces that can maximize storage and serve multiple purposes in your space. For example, choosing a coffee table with hidden storage compartments will do wonders by hiding that pesky TV remote, batteries for your smoke detector and lighters for all of your candles. You don't have to sacrifice a stylish aesthetic in order to optimize your storage!

"Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." – William Morris

Tip #3 - explore Vertical functionality

Maximize the space on your walls! Look around your home, get in the creative mindset and ask yourself what free-standing items could be traded in for a wall-mounted version. Ditch your coat rack for wall hooks, your floor lamps for wall sconces, your media stand for a wall mounted TV, your nightstands for floating shelves. The list truly goes on. Opting for these alternatives will free up floor space while also adding visual interest to your walls.

Tip #4 - Utilize mirrors

Mirrors help to spread light throughout a room, creating an illusion of a brighter and larger space. We suggest hanging a sizable mirror on the opposite wall of a window to reflect the maximum amount of light.

Tip #5 - opt for a Lighter color palette

Lighter shades, like whites, beige, or soft pastels create a sense of spaciousness and openness in the room whereas darker colors will create a sense of heaviness.

You might not need a bigger space, you might just need some creative thinking

Your small living space has more potential than you realize. By employing these design recommendations along with your creativity and resourcefulness, you can achieve an impressive style even in the most compact areas.

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