Small spaces aren’t as daunting as they may seem. You can do a large amount with a small space. Consider some of the tips below and remember that even tiny things can make a huge difference!
- When you have a blank canvas, your options will seem endless. As previously discussed on our blog this month, there is nothing wrong with a little extra space. Clutter can cause anxieties and, unfortunately, it can make a small space seem smaller. Know when to stop adding design elements to your small space. If it feels like too much, it probably is.
- Painting the walls in your small space with lighter colors can make the room appear larger. Unlike dark colored walls, lighter colored walls will reflect light instead of absorbing it. Dark colors, although comforting or cozy, make the room feel smaller. Go monochromatic with light hues and expand those walls! Also, you can paint your ceiling so the room will feel taller.
- You may be familiar with the mirror trick. It’s true! Mirrors on a wall can help to create an illusion of more space. Keep in mind that the placement of the mirror is important. If possible, place a mirror on the wall across from a window. Similar to light colors on a wall, the light will reflect off the mirror and make the room appear more spacious.
- Don’t be afraid to throw it away! A perk of living in a smaller space is that you will often feel the need to declutter. There is no need to save something that is cramping the, already, small space. However, if you are unsure about an item, use hidden storage pieces, such as an ottoman, where you can tuck it away until you need it.
- Leave those windows uncovered. Although it may seem a bit invasive to do this, it can illude your mind to believe that your small space has depth. If privacy is necessary, use sheer or lightly colored drapery on the windows.
There are many design tricks that can make your small space appear larger. At Danziger Design, we can make the most of your space, both large and small.
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