Making the most of a small space can be a tricky business, especially if you have a lot of stuff. For one thing, you have to make it work for you without being cluttered or constricting; plus you also have to make it look neat yet appealing and cosy. Here are three impressive ideas that can help you fit everything in the space that you have without compromising on functionality or aesthetics…
Choose light colours
Light-coloured walls can give a feeling of space. You can use multi-layered drapes to keep the light of the sun away from your bedroom or apartment space and you can choose dark colours for the side nearest the window but for the rest of the room use fabric in a light or pastel colour. For best results, choose a colour that is closest to the colour of your wall. This way, the drapes will blend in with your walls, giving your space a wide and airy feel.
To make the most of light-coloured walls while ‘expanding’ the room, you can also bring the light from outside into your space. This can be achieved by placing mirrors on the opposite side of the window. Framed photographs and artwork can also reflect light and add a touch of colour and design to any space.
A small room usually means a limited amount of floor space to walk on so, instead of putting things on the floor, look up! If you’re fine with sleeping on a loft bed, do so, and use the space underneath to set up a desk or a wardrobe. You can also install slim, floor-to-ceiling cabinets on which to put your books and other knick-knacks. There are many vertical storage options out there, from wall shelves to stackable minimalist boxes.
If open shelving looks too cluttered for you, install curtains to cover it up. Make sure the fabric is similar in colour to the wall beside it. Covering shelves with fabric also keeps the contents clean and dust-free.
Invest in multifunctional furniture
The trick in making everything fit is to get furniture that can serve multiple purposes. For a small bedroom, you’ll need to buy a bed that has built-in storage. There are beds that have pull-out drawers underneath, while others are fashioned like shelves in which you can put your book collection. Aside from beds, there are also nightstands and bedside tables that come with built-in storage. The storage provided by multifunctional furniture not only helps in keeping the clutter away, but also saves on space.
You can also invest in a sofa that can be turned into a bed when it’s time to sleep, or when you have a guest who’ll be spending the night. Divan Beds Centre has a lot of options when it comes to multifunctional beds of all sizes, so you can choose which one would fit your space and serve your needs.
As you can see, having a small space doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself with what you can have. It’s just a matter of making the right choices when it comes to furniture, décor, and storage items.