Tips for Small Spaces (Part 1)

Let’s be real and admit that living in a small space is not ideal. However, there is hope and definitely practical ways to make the most of your small space! Whether you live in a small space, currently have a small space in mind or will in the near future move into one, it is good to have these guiding tips to help with some of your decisions.

Tips for Making Small Spaces Appear Bigger

Tip #1 Introduce Horizontal and/or Vertical Lines

Horizontal lines (introduced through flooring patterns) visually lengthen a space and vertical lines (introduced through tall furniture, pillars or artwork) help visually add height to your space.

Tip #2: Stick with Light Colours

Light colours tend to make rooms feel more spacious and airy. If you have an inclination to trendy colours it is recommended that you incorporate these through easily alterable accents such as pillows, ornaments and artwork.

Tip #3: Avoid Warm Colours and Pick Cool Colours

Avoid painting a small room or picking furniture with warm colours (reds, oranges and yellows) as this tends to make the space feel smaller than it actually is. Cool colours (greens, blues and purples) on the other hand will help make the room appear larger. The reason for this is because they create the illusion that the furniture item or the wall recede. For this reason, cool colours are ideal for visually expanding small spaces.S

Stay tuned for more tips to come later!


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