Having children in your home can make it appear smaller than it is anyway with the clutter of toys everywhere, but even if you live in a small studio apartment for example, here are a few hints and tips on how to embrace the space you have and utilise it to the best of its ability.
The foundation of your home interior is the basic layout and design, if you can keep a minimalist feel to your flat then you can achieve a sense of spaciousness, even look at the old practice of Feng Shui and apply this to your layout, by creating a minimalistic feel, it should help your mind relax due to the lack of clutter and simplicity of your surroundings.
Lighting is a great way to enhance the perspective of the space within a room. Lighting in terms of the colours you use to decorate can make a huge difference, as by using bright colours which absorb light making it feel more airy than a room filled with darker furniture. In terms of electric lighting you can opt to ditch the ceiling light and place a few smaller lamps around the room, this way the light isn’t all coming from one source, therefore spreading light around the room.
Storage can make a massive difference to your homes interior. By being able to store most of your items away, they are out of sight and therefore out of mind, keeping items stored away correctly can reduce stress when it comes to tidying or even trying to find things you’ve misplaced around the home. An excellent way to save on space is to get integrated furniture and storage such as a Divan Bed, allowing you to keep items hidden away in the bed’s base.
Another technique to enhance your space is to use separate rugs around one room, this gives the appearance of more than one space within one small space. Use a variety of colours and patterns to create borders around these “areas” of your room, or even use several shades of the same colour to create breaks, you can also apply this technique to painting your walls.
There are many different techniques and tips to maximise your room space, it is all about finding the best way which suits your personal style. Above are just a few small ideas but there is a great deal of advice online about how to make a small room feel larger.
I’ve got lots of tricks to save space – it’s all about making as much storage as possible in my house as we seem to have so much stuff c
Totally agree with all of this. Also mirrors can make a room look far bigger too.
I love clever storage for small spaces, some things like the carousel in corner cupboards are genius 🙂
Like the idea of lots of rugs to create zones – will remember that if we knock that wall through next month!
At the moment we’re re-doing the kitchen, downstairs bathroom, garden and my daughter’s bedroom, so your post is very timely! Thanks for the tips.
I really need to get better at utilising the space we have. x
Storage is a massive problem in our house. Having a loft conversion means we’ve lost all that storage space so we have to be inventive – especially since we’re hoarders!
It’s great that with a little know how you can make any small room feel that bit larger!
There are some good tips here. I always try and keep our house tidy and I find it hard to concentrate when it’s messy!
We are luckily enough to be able to have an extension but I find good storage options are great for small spaces. I’m such a hoarder
I would love more lighting in our front room but we don’t have enough plugs!!
Some really great ideas Jen. You’re right houses to feel smaller with children or child in our case – and visitors! We need to get our loft space to work better for us. It has a bed in it but it’s also the office for one of us. Annoying slanted roof though as not a dormer so limited wall space!
Our kitchen is small’ish and although there is a lot of cupboards spaces it’s just not the same as when you have a spacious nice place! I will have to learn how to organise my small space! 🙂
Thanks for the ideas I have some rather small spaces that need optimising