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SMALL SPACE DOESN’T HAVE TO DEFINE YOUR INTERIOR IF YOU JUST EMBRACE IT
Creating a stylish and chic interior within a small space can feel daunting and difficult. However, with the right formula, you can effortlessly style an interior that’s practical, comfortable and beautiful. Before you fill an area with sofas, chairs, tables and all the conventional pieces often styled in a living room, think about how you use the space and the environment you live in. In small spaces, it’s important to consider multi-purpose furniture for ease of function. Buffets can act as a desk for a studying teen or partner working late. A bench seat can accommodate guests, act as a console against a wall, a coffee table for serving or an ottoman for putting your feet up.
In close quarters, floor space is like the Upper Manhattan of real estate: absolute prime and should be treated accordingly.
Leave the floor for pieces that simply must sit on the floor and put to use your walls and ceilings. Get creative with things such as storage, lighting and even beds which can easily be wall mounted. Considering the greatest luxury in small areas is floor space, select furniture with thin, high legs and svelte form to give the eye the illusion of a more expansive space.
An open-plan layout more often than not means your living, dining and kitchen are all within one visually cohesive space.
Unite your look by using common materials and finishes within each space to give the visual perception of space and uniformity. In a nutshell, treat the entire space as a single entity.
The proportion of furniture and decor is an obvious no-brainer. However, you may think a smaller space looks best with a small cluster of pieces. This is not always the case.
Styled with visually proportionate furniture, a beautiful statement piece makes a lovely impact instead of the visual clutter of numerous small displays. This could be a large decor item sitting pride of place on a buffet, a beautiful pendant light or piece of art.
Natural light is your greatest asset, so ensure the light has an all access path into your interior.
Where possible, the priority of your furniture placement lies around the flow of natural light and ventilation. Strategically placed mirrors and reflective furniture can work wonders in small places.