Living Large in Small Spaces

on July 29, 2013 in Decorating, Family Life

LIVING LARGE IN SMALL SPACES

Some people live in a small home, a small room, or just a small space.  Others want to live in an intimate way versus dealing with the maintenance and cleaning of a large square footage space.  Small is beautiful, easy, and practical too.

Here are a few examples on how to utilize your small space and make it functional and feel spacious.

* Let in as much natural light as possible, this opens up space and gives character.

Contemporary Bedroom by Kirkland Architects & Designers Thielsen Architects, Inc. P.S.

* Unclutter- get rid of anything that you have not used in over a year.  Create organized space wherever you can.
Contemporary Entry by Boston Architects & Designers ZeroEnergy Design

* Using Ottomans, window seats, armoirs, & bookcases with enclosed compartments is a perfect solution for every day clutter.
Modern Hall by Cambridge Architects & Designers LD Architecture & Interiors

* Link adjacent spaces with the same colors and flooring. Keeping everything similar makes the rooms look much larger.
Traditional Dining Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Nicole Hollis

* Use Light, Cool & Neutral colors throughout your home as they expand space.
Contemporary Living Room by Other Metro Media and Bloggers Michelle Hinckley

* Consider using furniture that is multi-functional, such as ottomans, which could be used as a coffee table or sitting area.

 Traditional Family Room by Seattle Design-Build Firms RW Anderson Homes

* Choosing an over-sized mirror or a set of small ones will add extra light and create the illusion of a larger room with the reflection.

Tropical Family Room by Isle Of Palms General Contractors Brown Contractors Fine Custom Homes

* Horizontal lines can create the illusion of a larger room, vertical lines will make a room look taller.
* Hanging art in a small room will draw your attention away from how small the room is.
* Hang a chandelier to make the room feel taller.
* Choose a lighter, neutral color for a rug.  It bounces the light around the room and enhances the illusion of space.
* Choose furniture that is not flush with the floor.  It break things up and feels more open.

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