The cry of limited or small spaces has been widespread across the globe. It is natural in all people to cry out to crave for larger space when it comes to expanding,either in productivity when it comes to organizations and property when it comes to individual home owners.
In this segment, I want to share with you a few tips that could help you make your space more spacious both emotionally and productively. There’s a lot that we could do to our spaces and make it more useful and feel larger. The tips that we are going to share will be useful to you whether you an individual or an company, so stick with us.
Some of the best design tips implemented by design experts are:
This is referred to by some design experts as the envelope. It involves handling the external appearance that is; the walls, trims, doors and ceilings. Speaking of our envelope, external appearance, we would not do a very good job not to mention the external color and lightning in the room.
For small spaces, we recommend that you embrace a monochromatic scheme. That is to say that the external color should be uniformly the same. A monotone of color alone will not suffice as it tends to bore the human mind in the long run. It is therefore important that you mix the textures, sheens, shapes and metals of your room. This creates an impression of feeling as it the room is bigger.
This tip is the next most important. It is still in the vein of the envelope. This is handling your flooring. What you would want is to have the floor visually the same. The main space and I emphasize, should be visually the same, say it’s the carpet, tiles, wood, whatever it is that you’ve got. Now if that’s the case and you have that settled, you might consider one of two options:
(a) Skipping an area rug
(b) Doing the area rug
The first option being embarrassed “Skipping the area rug”, nothing more can be said about it. Say you do the area rug, design experts would have you make sure that it is tonally the same as the floor. This ensures that you avoid creating this strong visual break on the floor level. Having a small space, the floor is not where you would want to draw people’s eyes on. You would want to have people’s attention up and out, making the space feel large. Therefore don’t draw that attention downward by putting an area rug in where you would not need it.
Our next Pro tip is about room dividers. The essence of this is to use your room dividers as storage and making maximum use of your space, if you are in Zimbabwe, check us out at Mokuba Group,Maori furniture 93 Coventry Road Workington, we have got a lot of great and practical options you can pick from. Say your space is tiny Studio or a one bedroom apartment. They are great options to consider out there. You want to consider using grids, that’s glass grids and sort of hanging or pierced grids to partition your space. For a one bedroom apartment, you might want partition the room and get a feel or a sense of privacy of your bed area from your living space.
Our next big tip involves taking good account of your furniture scales. Most designers make this mistake quite often. The consequences are no sooner realized before the job is finished. You might want to get exact measurements of your space before purchasing any form of furniture, that could save you from going off your budgets by a long shot. Imagine walking into a space you find a large sofa, say an 2,5 metres sofa in a studio, it kind of chocks the space a little,making it feel way smaller than it should. What you might want for a space like a studio is a love seat as many experts might put it
There a variety of really great options out there that could help you shrink your furnishings and have them have a lot of style. In short, you would want to make sure that your furnishings are small and light in scale. A good example will be a small round dinning table. Furnishings like these are quite perfect for your studios as they offer this multipurpose surface. A good example that would never disappoint you is a nice iconic tulip table. Think about seating on chairs on light weight legs, bring those legs up a little bit and make more use of your space underneath them.
The last tip for the day it making multipurpose use of your furniture. At the heart of it, it all needs to be storage as best as it can be. There are a lot of different variations. A good example is thinking along the lines of day beds instead of regular beds. Trundle like beds are also a very good option. Another way to look at it is considering Murphy beds, or having sofas instead of beds.
You can even make storage above your beds on the headboard and make use of that vertical space. Talking about your TV, consider the idea of putting the TV on the wall instead of doing a console below it. This could save you a lot of space, which in actual fact is limited. You would also want to do some customs narrow shelves to help as much space as possible by using the space around the television. Try to put storage to any surface you can come up with say, wall desks, coffee tables with leads coming up, just have them serve as storage.
You can even consider running shelves over your doorways. That could be a very good idea. You can also make and take shelves all the way to the ceiling if you can and want to. Try putting shelf items in tiny good looking baskets so that all the dirty looking items of yours aren't visible. Make sure every inch is used.If you don’t have the clearance for storage, try making use of vertical mirrors. Small spaces and mirrors are meant to be together! Mirrors kind of create this illusion and make the space feel very large. The psyche behind it is pretty universal. You can have your mirrors with frames or frame less, all good but frame less is better!.
Suppose you didn’t get much from this read, here’s a takeaway from this:
1. You would want to keep your covering clean and as monochromatic as you can handle
2. Decide on how you are going to handle your flooring, to maximize the visual space available
3. Consider how you could use a room divider if you need one.
4. Shrink your furnishings, and make them double up as storage.
5. Make your vertical spaces count like custom shelves, mirrors etc
Have a good time implementing these solutions. If you want our assistance as Mokuba, check us out from from our contact details and see how we can assist you and work with you. Have a great time, cheers!