Making the Best of It: Small Room Styles
If there is one thing that the current Lockdown restrictions have taught us, it is that we all wish that we had more space available to us in our homes.
However, having a small space to work with doesn’t mean that you can’t let your creative prowess run free when it comes to interior design.
We have put together some small room styles and tips which may spark a little inspiration when it comes to redesigning any particular small spaces that you feel restricted by in your home.
If you can’t knock down a wall or two in order to create a little extra space, then you are pretty much stuck with the dimensions that you have to work with. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t pull out your magic wand and create a little illusion.
The human mind is easily tricked; far more so than any of us wish to admit. However, this does have its advantages when it comes to creating space enhancing small room styles.
Utilising mirrors can trick the brain into thinking that a room is bigger than it actually is. Our Venetian mirrored furniture is ideal for this as they reflect back the space before them rather than portraying the reality of an item of furnishing up against a solid brick wall.
Your choice in home furniture will also have a major impact on perceptions of space. For instance, if you are on the lookout for small room styles for a reception room, then remember that opting for a three seater sofa will ultimately take up more of the space available than opting for a couple of armchairs.
The style of an item of furnishing will also have an impact on your perceptions. We’ve already noted the impact that our Venetian Mirrored Furniture can have, but in addition to this you will also find that opting for a bed with a high footboard will often result in the room feeling more cramped. This is as a result of the footboard remaining in your eye line as you survey your surroundings.
Another handy tip when it comes to small room styles is to opt for furnishings that will do more than a single job.
For instance, opting for a bed with storage or a storage box which doubles up as a comfortable item of bedroom seating are two great ways of making the most of the space available to you.
Less Is More
Luckily minimalist styling is very much in at the moment, which is great news for anyone who is looking to redesign a small space in their home. This means that you can get away with opting for fewer furnishings which ultimately will just take up what limited space you have available in a room.
Opting for too many home accessories can also making a room feel even smaller and more cramped than is actually the case. Anyone looking for small room styles would therefore be well advised to keep these accessories to a minimum which would conform to the minimalist styling trend which is very much in vogue in 2021.
Let the Light Shine
There is one thing that you are advised to fill a small room with…natural light.
If you have a window in the room in question then don’t do anything which will inhibit the flow of natural sun light. This means not adding curtains or anything else which could potentially limit the amount of light radiating into the space.
Heighten Your Expectations
Want to hear another magic trick that can make a room feel bigger?
Leave a 10cm gap on each wall between the edge of your wallpaper or chosen wall colour and paint this space the same colour as your ceiling. This harks back to a vintage style which is often used in older premises and can have the effect of making a room feel taller than is actually the case.
You may not like the idea of a border, but this genuinely works. Try it!
Over to You…
We’ve shared plenty of tips in our recent run of small spaces blog posts, so now it’s over to you!
Please get in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram to let us know any small room styles you have adopted which have had the effect of enhancing the feeling of space available. We’d love to hear from you and help other home owners who are facing similar dilemmas.