These 10 Small Space Design Tips Will Actually Make the Most of Your Available Space
It might be challenging to accommodate all you need in a tiny home or apartment. It’s even harder to try to accommodate everything and make it seem decent, but that’s what makes designing for small spaces so much fun: It is ultimately even more enjoyable when you come up with clever answers to such challenges. For your benefit, we’ve got a ton of small space hacks in the bag, including hanging beds, secret storage, optical illusions, and more. These small space design ideas will make it feel much larger while preserving flair, whether you live in a studio apartment or want to make the most of a small room in a small house.
Reflective materials should be used
Pick glossy tiles and white lacquered walls. The reflective high-shine materials will have the same maximizing effect as a mirror, reflecting light and creating a generally airier space.
Select pocket doors.
Glass windows in pocket doors allow shared light to enter the room while still separating areas. And even better, they take up significantly less room than swinging doors when not in use because they simply drop into the wall.
Including a Gallery Wall
Although it may seem strange, covering a wall from floor to ceiling helps elongate a tiny area. The eye is drawn upward by a variety of framed pieces and an oversized watch clock, giving the impression that the 375 square foot studio is larger.
Use a chair as a side table and install wall sconces to minimize surface area when space is at a premium and you don’t want to buy new, heavy furniture. To create a cheery atmosphere in a small space, choose a bright color like this delicate shade of turquoise.
Designer Eneia White gives this little bathroom a higher, more streamlined appearance by hanging the subway tile vertically rather than the more typical horizontally. It doesn’t appear busy because of the limited color scheme of black, white, and blush.
Put the utilities away
Because of the restaurant’s creative use of drapes to hide pipes and HVAC. It elegantly created a canopy while preventing visual disarray.
Install a Swing!
A swinging seat appears to be in a much larger, more open environment. Because it doesn’t actually take up any actual floor space.
Make Your Dining Table Smaller
Breakfast nooks aren’t the only places for small round tables. Choose a tiny, circular dining table in its place and save some room by doing away with the large one.
Utilize a daybed
Your bedroom will instantly double in size if you add a daybed. This can be useful in your living room if you don’t have a separate guest room.
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