Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Defining Small Spaces

I do not have a degree in Interior Design but based on what I've seen and observed, when trying to design for a small space, avoid using dividers. This just occupies a huge space in your house. Here are some tips that you may use to define small spaces.

1. Paint. Try using a different color of paint for each space which of course should still compliment the other areas of the house. Keep it in the same color palette to make the room still look flowy.

2. Magic Carpet. Do not underestimate the use of the carpet. Aside from adding warmth and coziness to a room,  it can also help define each space. Plus, there are a lot of patterns to choose from based on your personality. So go nuts!

3. Mirror mirror on the wall. This trick is not only used by magicians anymore to deceive people. It is also used by designers when trying to make a small space look bigger. Viola!

4. Lighting. Proper lighting is one of the easiest way to define each space. There are so many styles to choose from. You can use a lamp, a small chandelier, spotlight or a hanging light fixture.

 5. Make your cabinets work for you. Cabinets are not only used as cabinets anymore! You can modify you cabinet and make it look like your office space. Plus, once your done and too tired to clean everything up, you can just close it and clutter is nowhere to be seen.

6. Clutter Free. It doesn't matter if you have a small or a big place, clutter is a big no no! Not only it is a big stress to OCD's like me, it makes your area look a lot smaller than it already is. Having clothes and shoes all over your living room just makes your living room looks like your bedroom. Having books and computer in your dining area makes your dining room look like your office. It is best to have a place to keep all of them in an organized way.


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