Most of us think just because we have a small space that we need to fill it with super small furniture and small décor...and there is some truth to that. Often, however, the smaller the pieces, the more you have and the busier the room starts to get, almost to the point of being cluttered. When we are designing a small space, we are thinking storage, extra seating, maximum traffic flow and scale. Here are a few easy ways to maximize your space:
A small scale sofa can trick the eye into looking larger by changing the seat cushion configuration from a 2 or 3 cushion to a 1 cushion sofa. And, most of these smaller scale sofas come as sleepers, again becoming multi-purpose.
Occasional tables that nest or have storage are crucial when it comes to small areas. This will allow you to tuck items away when they aren’t being used, avoiding clutter. Coffee and end tables can be multi-functional, save on space and look amazing!
Large scale artwork in a small space is key. Why? Less is best in these cases. When you see an oversized piece of art, it can be more intriguing than a cluster of art and actually opens up the space by simplifying it.
Need expert advice? Set an appointment with one of our designers and let us help you make best use of your small space!
Artwork images courtesy of:
Tousignant, Liette. “Standout with BIG Bold Beautiful Art.” Utrdecorating.com. web. 11 July 2016. <http://www.utrdecorating.com/blog/standout-with-big-bold-beautiful-art/>
“Find your new feature.” Paintplace.com.au. web. 11 July 2016. <http://paintplace.com.au/blog/find-your-new-feature>
Jessica Forston, Owner