Small Space Interior Design
The interior designers at Designs Of The Interior in Westlake Village, CA, know that While we all like to indulge in our “dream home” Pinterest boards filled with high ceilings, oversized kitchens, and endless storage space.
Our design reality is that many of us reside in small spaces. Not to worry! There are lots of ways to make the best of a cozy condo, a funky apartment or even a starter home. We have the expertise to find that right décor to make any space special. From color schemes to decorative accents and everything in between, try these tips to make your home look less restricted and more refined.
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall..
This trick is an interior design favorite, and it really works! Done right, mirrors can visually double the size of a room. Don’t be afraid to use too many! If your space doesn’t boast countless windows, mirrors are a great way to reflect natural light and open up a space.
There’s a reason ghost chairs are all the rage right now, and it’s not just because of their chic versatility. Clear and acrylic furniture allows us to visually appreciate the surrounding decor, rather than blocking it. This instantly creates a more open layout.
It turns out that slim legs look good on furniture! Slender silhouettes on sofas, chairs, and dining tables create a more expansive interior. And, best of all you’ll appreciate the extra space offered by the less bulky pieces!
Break the Rules
Who says a rolling cart can’t double as an island in the kitchen? Multi-purposing furniture is one of the best ways to maximize space. In the bedroom, try a dresser or desk next to a bed so it can double as a nightstand. Be creative! Using pieces in unconventional ways doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.
Light and Neutral Colors
You’ve heard this one before but worth mentioning. It’s amazing how much larger a space can look with a fresh coat of paint. Rooms with light, neutral tones throughout naturally appear bigger than they are. If you’re a lover of vibrant hues, we recommend adding subtle pops of color with accent pillows, throw blankets, or small decorative accents like vases and picture frames.
Loving your Living Room
When working with a smaller living room, a settee is a great alternative to a traditional sofa. Worried about entertaining? Keep a small bench or foldaway seating nearby for when you have guests! A coffee table is one of the first purchases made by most new homeowners. While they’re a décor staple for function alone, most people overlook the possibility for alternative options! Adding a tray on top of a ottoman provides a flat surface for drinks, books, and small decorative accents while maintaining a comfortable footrest.
Mounted Lighting Fixtures
If you’re lacking the surface space for a traditional table lamp, add mounted ceiling lights and sconces instead. Not only do they reduce clutter, they also add personal flair to your space and warm glow to an otherwise bland wall.
No matter how big or small your space, the design team at the Designs Of The Interior in Westlake Village, CA is here to help.