3 Interior Design Ideas for Small Spaces
With interior design becoming a more popular hobby than ever, but with budgets still tight, interior design for small spaces is on the rise!
Thanks to social media offering a deeper insight into other’s homes, people are getting a more realistic view of interior design than previous generations, who would only see interior design ideas and tips on television, in magazines and in recent times, via an internet search.
However, home ownership has plunged amongst people aged 35-44 with 60% of that age-group three times more likely to rent than 20 years ago. This means that although less people are likely to put a deposit down to own their own home, more people are renting, which often means smaller spaces, especially in large cities.
This means getting creative! If you’ve got a space that you’re looking to make your own but also create the illusion of a larger living area, take a look at our tips:
Use mirrored furniture
It’s no secret that mirrors create the illusion of more space by reflecting light from any windows that make up your room but there’s only so much you can do if you already have mirrors on your wall.
Mirrored furniture is a creative compromise between adding more storage to your already-limited space, and creating the illusion of a wider or longer room.
By adding items such as a Venetian Mirrored Sideboard, you can instantly extend the look of your rooms, whether it’s a bedroom, living room or dining area whilst also maximising storage, useful for any small spaces.
Decorate your walls in one, light colour
Many people like to draw attention to a specific feature in a room such as a hearth with a fireplace by painting it another colour or decorating with a printed wallpaper.
Interior experts advise that by using dark colours on a centerpiece, this can absorb light and make the room feel even smaller.
Recent Instagrammable trends show that neutral tones such as cream, beige and grey are becoming more popular, especially within smaller spaces, and leaves the focus on key pieces such as cushions or other soft furnishings which make your space more homely.
Keep clutter to a minimum
It’s common sense that the more stuff you have, the less space you’ll have! Common sense, right? You might be drawn to adding more decorative items to your room to give it something extra, however, this can end up becoming very cluttered, very easily!
Keep your decorative items to a minimum with a few key pieces that are a similar colour or texture to bring the whole room together.
To store the rest of your items that don’t need to be on display, invest in storage which also doubles up as extra seating such as the Champagne Brown Upholstered Buttoned Ottoman.