Updated: Jan 13, 2020
As a former Londoner, I am quite familiar with challenges of small spaces. What we all want at the end of the day is a place we can call home. The good news is that it’s not that hard to make a small space looking bigger & stylish. All we need is to know is how to trick the eye into perceiving more space.
So how to choose the right pieces and what to pay attention to?
- White walls will instantly make your home feel more spacious and airier (if you want to learn more about colours - check out my article on how colour of your walls affect your mood).
- Scale it down - remember we don’t have much space to play with. Furniture that is lower to the ground creates a feeling of openness. To create the sense of roominess, leave a little air in between the sides of your furniture and the walls.
- Symmetry – if you have a window, take advantage of it - place the bed just in front of it and make sure it’s centred. Choose the light colour of the curtains to get all that beautiful sunlight in. Hang curtains as high as possible in a way that creates the illusion of higher ceiling and symmetry. The fabric should just touch the floor or hover half an inch above.
On one side of the bed - place a small table or a shelf, and a chair on the other side. This way the space feels more coordinated.
- Separate bedroom from living room by placing an area rug. Immediately it will look and feel like you have two separate rooms without having the actual wall between them (if you would like to see more of beautiful rugs – check out my Rug Selection).
- Accessorise with stylish and clean pieces, but loud enough to make the statement. The more patterns you have in a room, the more cluttered it will feel. Pieces like a chandelier, glass vase with flowers, books, cushions, wall art… they should all tell as the same story.
- Mirrors are cunning and can deceive the eye. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. They also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. Having a large wall mirror in a small flat it’s a must have.
It’s all about creating a sense of movement and openness.
If you fancy this Minimalist Modern Apartment, I made a small selection of Stylish pieces specially for you:
Total Budget - approx. £730
P.S. Check out my Pinterest account for more Interior Design ideas.
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