Living in a small house or apartment is becoming common thing in modern lifestyle and it actually has some advantages. Narrow living space means less footage to heat and cold, fewer rooms to clean and decorate, less effort, time and money demanded. The only trick is to know how to turn your limited living space into practical, purposeful and a roomy like house.
If you’re decorating a newly purchased or just – built small house or you simply want to do some home improvement and refreshing of an existing interior, there are some smart ideas on how to squeeze the best out of your limited space.
One of the simplest ways to give a whole new look to a room is a color. General advice is to paint both, the walls and the ceiling white or in some similar bright color. Bright colors open up a room and create an illusion of a space being wider than it actually is. In addition to that, make a color contrast with flooring. Use dark colors and some rich, warm texture of the carpet to keep the room together and accent the brightness of the walls. Painting the doors, windows and entry dark also makes the space appear bigger than it is.
Mirrors, curtains and combinations of lighting are magical ingredients. Large mirrors expand the depth of room. Elegant curtains make impression of a space added vertically and a natural light you can get by using bay window, for example, amplifies the effect and illusion of wide, comfortable and cheerful space. When it comes to buying new or remodeling already existing furniture, golden rules are to keep it simple and to think vertical. Small – scale furniture made of elegant, classic materials is practical and stylish, but helps you avoid the effect of overstuffed place and visual noise.
In order to get the best out of small footage, use tall furniture, different kinds of built-ins, like a built in bookcases or various modern furniture pieces designed to perform multiple duties. The trouble with small rooms is that you need to keep them neat and clean. Otherwise then easily end up looking messy. For this purpose, it’s useful to provide a lot of storage room. You can add up storage space by buying customized closets or by designing these kind of element yourself. Think creative and leave no space unused.
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Floor space can be conserved by installing a spiral staircase and narrow doors leave more free wall space. Both elements make a visual effect of room looking bigger than it is. One of innovating solutions for maximizing modest space is storage under the stairs. Take the advantage of otherwise empty space under the stairs and create some closets or drawers there. The cabinets stretching vertical almost to the ceiling are powerful and handy trick. If you paint them nicely, they will fit over-all interior and yet be packed with function and useful in so many ways. Corner cabinets and deep drawers are also perfect solution for space utilizing in the kitchen.
Small apartment in a big city becomes a symbol of a modern life, but that should not prevent you from getting the best out of your space and making it work for you with both, a function and a style. The only trick is to think out of the box if you’re planning to live in a box-like house.