Living in small spaces can be a challenge, especially if you want to create an interior that is both comfortable and stylish. Fortunately, there are creative ways to make the most of what you have – it’s just a case of knowing how!
1. Maximising the Floor Area
Place furniture items with purpose, so they don’t take up unnecessary room. Consider multipurpose options that can fold away when not in use, such as sofa beds and wall beds. Another option is to select home decor with storage capabilities, such as ottomans that open up into mini closets!
2. Choosing the Right Furniture
Opt for pieces that are both comfortable but fit your style. When selecting seating, think about how many people the piece needs to seat for regular use. Opt for slimline and compact furniture items wherever possible – such as square-shaped armchairs and sofas over large and bulky ones.
Be sure not to overcrowd with too much detail. For example, adding too many scatter cushions or seating pillows can make a small space seem even more cramped – both in terms of comfort and aesthetics.
3. Wall Hangings
Investing in the right wall hangings can work wonders when it comes to personalising a small space. Hang art with outdoor scenes – this brings the outdoors in, creating the illusion of a larger space. Mirrors can be a great way to create an illusion of more space while floating shelves provide a great way of displaying all your favourite items while not taking up any floor space.
4. Lighting and Accessories
Lighting plays a huge role when it comes to setting the mood in a room. Invest in warm-toned lamps or lights to make the area feel cosy. It’s also worth considering multitasking furniture pieces to make the most out of your space, such as a side table with drawers or a coffee table with a mini fridge!
5. Incorporate Nature
A few potted plants will help bring a more natural feel to any space, as well as make it appear larger (plants draw the eye upward). To make the most of a small area, look for hanging plants that won’t take up much room.
Open up curtains to reflect and expand the natural light that comes through your windows.
Furniture made of natural fibres like wicker or bamboo can add texture and lightness to a space, while the warmth and texture of wooden surfaces like floors or walls can easily create the illusion of a larger room.
Now you know how to make the most of a small space, explore our range of home decor to see how you can transform even the tiniest area. With the right pieces, you can create a unique and stylish atmosphere in no time at all.