ACCORDING to twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars in the upcoming show Property Brothers on HGTV Channel (Astro Ch 731), there are several ways for maximising small spaces.
Look for smaller pieces that have dual function. For example, vanity counters should have shelving or cabinets underneath, ottomans can also be used for storage and bed frames can also have built-in drawers. The important thing is not putting anything that will obstruct the view, so if you do want to have some kind of separation, use accent pieces like throw pillows, a featured art piece, or area rugs that will help define a space. This not only adds a little spice to your design but it also doesn’t make you commit to a more permanent design decision.
The easiest way to give your space a face lift is to clean and declutter. Put things away into cabinets instead of leaving them out on countertops, carefully curate your shelf space to make a more appealing display and donate items you know you don’t need.
3. Bright Colours
Bright colours are great, they just make everything feel larger. When choosing your wall colour, go for something that is light and airy, a dark colour can make your space look even smaller. For a contemporary feel, perhaps a cool, soft gray with pops of purples and greens. Carry the colours through the space in decor, throw pillows, curtains and area rugs. If you want something even cozier, go transitional with warmth from some reclaimed wood pieces, beautiful splashes of oranges and teals, and a very pale blue on the walls.
Plenty of light is important, so put in new fixtures. Well-lit spaces can dramatically change a space. A lighter paint colour can make a small room feel larger, but adding even lighting helps make it look bigger. Regardless of what theme you go with, use plenty of reflective materials and mirrors to help bounce light and give the illusion of a larger space.