There are many ways to add space to a compact room. Not only, can you configure your furniture, but color palette, furnishings, and other factors can really lift the impact in a tiny social zone. But how much in furniture and other additions do you add to the space? And what should you leave out not to congest the house?
A spacious house is incredibly appealing to potential visitors and buyers. No one would want to live in a cluttered and cramped house. Even if your house is relatively small, there are effective ways to add more space to it and maximize the space you have.
These ideas will help you redesign your home for more actual and virtual space.
Improve Traffic Flow
Improving ease of access around the house can go a long way in improving space management and also ease of using the house. Before you decide to go for other more intensive options, you should take a while to think about how you can improve access and traffic areas around the house.
Ideally, you should have access to every room without having to walk through the whole room to access the next), and walk with ease, (you shouldn’t squeeze between furniture or knock things on your way).
Improving access could take little effort as moving some furniture around. In some instances, it might be more intensive like doing a subfloor repair to the house to adjust the walls and create more space.
Rearrange With Emphasis on Balance and to Visually Lighten
The main idea here is to spread heaviness equally across rooms. The goal is to ensure that every time you enter the house, you see space or something that easy on the eyes. By spreading your furniture equally in the room, you create a feeling of more space and more actual space.
Don’t shy away from rearranging furniture from room to room to create more space. Even though some small rooms leave no space to try out this idea, it’s well worth the try!
Store Items You Don’t Use Daily to Clear the Floors and Storage Units
In almost every home, there are items we place on counters and floor that we don’t use daily. For instance, a toast oven that you use once a month.
Going around the house, you will notice tens of things that you rarely use but are simply sitting on the floor or in other storage areas. You can free this space by neatly packing such items in one area. You just have to be creative with what you put away.
Declutter your storage to maximize the available space. Tuck small furniture pieces under large ones. Also, try using hooks to hang some items (this will help get items off your floor to add more space).
Try Multipurpose Furniture
While it’s necessary to squeeze for more space, don’t overdo it. Adding more furniture can further strain the demand for space.
To save space and enhance functionality, it is best to invest in compact furniture with multiple use. For instance, for instance, you can opt for coffee tables with drawers. You can also have a bed with drawers. The extra storage can save you from buying wardrobes or bookshelves.
When buying furniture, think of other creative ways you can use it around your compact apartment to save yourself from buying redundant furniture that will only take up space.
It’s awesome to have furniture color that matches with the wall color. Even large items such as chairs can blend well in the room, visually enlarging the space. For even continuity, you can match the pillow color with walls and chairs.
The seamless flow of color is easy on the eyes and creates a feeling of more room even where there is none.
Workaround the Layout
When doors, windows, walls come into play, sometimes it’s tricky to demarcate an open-plan dining and living zone. However, you can simply include an erect light against the wall between both areas, as well as a rug that lines up with the sofa.
It creates a different ambience as you go from the different zones and you can easily notice them.
Position for Function
In a long, narrow room, there’re several options to consider for spacing. Here, you can place furniture such as a sofa against the wall to create a natural pathway. Another nifty idea is to place a coffee table with a glass top, to bring the feel of a free and open space.
Hang a Mirror
In a small room, a large mirror on the wall creates a spacious illusion. Apart from bouncing the light around the room, the mirror draws the eye up, making any space appear brighter and larger. Also, pay attention to the framing. For instance, the mirror’s length should equal that of the sofa, to create beautiful symmetry.
Keep Everything Neutral
Almost every furniture and home accessory should be kept neutral. For instance, you should consider adding floor-to-ceiling bookcases in your living room to create a cozy library space. The numerous books, artwork and spines would introduce a riot of color. So, keep the furniture fabrics understated and neutral. Also, consider adding a collection of colorful cushions for an extra flair.
Utilize Unused Space
In a room, some spaces such as under a staircase are often wasted. As such, you should consider fitting some furniture into this compact zone or change it into a storage cabinets. This would leave enough space for free movement in the room or offer you room for storage.
Remove Bulky Window Covers
If done wrong, you may expose too much. However, this trick could help add some more space in a room that doesn’t require much privacy. Depending on your window type, if you take off window coverings altogether, it could give the space a more architectural feel, and definitely more natural light into the room.
But if you really need to cover your window, streamline them to leave more space in the room. You can shorten long curtains and stretch folded curtains.
A spacious house is every homeowner’s dream. Before you get to your dream home, you can use these handy tips to get your compact apartment feeling and looking more spacious. Even with these tips, remember that buying less will leave more space for you to work with.