December 6, 2021 Making the most of small spaces
Small spaces can be incredibly tricky – a few too many objects and they can start to look cluttered and cramped very quickly. It doesn’t take much. It’s a fine balance between stuff and space – you need lots of good quality storage to hide things away, enough room to have the items out that you need, and some space left in between so that you can still get around everything. Here are our top 3 tips for maximising your space, no matter how big or small.
Plan the layout first and choose furniture wisely
– Try to zone a space so areas have a clearly defined purpose and use. Zoning helps bring focus to a small space and makes the area you’ve got work more efficiently for you.
Less, but bigger
– Instead of lots of small objects that can start to look fussy, go for fewer decorations and pieces of furniture that are bigger. For instance, one big L-shaped sofa instead of two smaller sofas or one larger rectangular coffee table in place of a couple of side tables.
The space in between
– The negative space around an object is as important as the object itself. Give pieces of furniture breathing space and pull them away from the wall. The temptation in a small space is to push everything back as far as it can go, but having a gap between the furniture and wall tricks the eye into thinking that the wall is further back than it is.