When you live in a small space, understanding the fundamentals of space optimisation is key. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with clutter and this can affect your mood and happiness. We have put together a simple DIY guide so you can create your dream haven.
1. Keep the layout simple
It’s easy to impulse buy furniture that you love, however, if it doesn’t fit your space effectively it can massively affect the balance of the room. Always shop with a space in mind, take a tape measure and don’t take impulse risks.
Top Tip: Measure doorways and pivot places as well as the location of your new furniture piece. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to get it through the door.
2. Deceive the eye
Utilise your space, recesses can make effective bookshelves that don’t encroach on your living space. If you are not lucky enough to have a recessed space, making your shelves the same colour as your walls softens the space intrusion.
Top Tip: Don’t over clutter your shelves. Leaving space and only exhibiting considered objects keeps the space looking light and airy.
3. Add Mirrors
Adding a large feature mirror to a small space can not only give the appearance of a bigger room but also reflects light to give a brighter finish. Adding plants near your mirror can also give the illusion of denser foliage to soften the boundaries between the mirror and your home.
4. Use dark colours
It’s often assumed that adding dark colours to a small space will only extenuate a cramped feeling. However, if you use it in the right places it can have a fabulous wall extending effect. Hague blue or dark green shades are often used as accent walls which add depth and have soft comforting qualities. They look beautiful with gold accents and contrasting white washed floors to uplift the room.
5. No clutter please
We all know how quickly you can fill a space, only when moving house can you really grasp the number of useless trinkets harboured in cupboards. Setting time aside each month to review storage spaces is a great way to ensure that only special ornamental belongings are contributing to your overall aesthetic. Having a clutter-free home is a great way to ensure it’s a stress-free haven suitable for relaxing after a long day.
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