How do you take small spaces and morph it into a home for extended family to stay?
Here are some some clever and creative tips to make your home feel a lot more spacious and enjoyable to live in.
Checkmate – Use a kitchen splashback, which draws the eye through any opened planned living. Tiles can give a classic touch and echo calm and inviting vibe to the kitchen.
Tip: Mosaic tiles are great for something fun. Because they’re small you can afford to be bold
Let there be light – Use windows to capture striking outdoor vista, bathing rooms in light and creating a sense of space. Double glazing windows are great as they provide insulation and next to white walls they help bounce light across the room.
Tip: Mid century modern pieces are ideal in settings where you want to maintain a sense of lightness because of their unfussy designs
Tactile touch – Using wood in spaces creates natural warmth, adds texture and pattern and echoes the local landscape
Pattern play – Tune playful combination of patterns in decorative items that stand out in simply dressed rooms. Mix scales and sizes of similar patterns, such as spots and polka dots, to add a fun element.
Clean and simple – In the bathroom having black heightened timber creates clean cohesive aesthetic. Framing cabinets with wood gives them a floating effect so the vanity doesn’t feel to big in the space.
Tip: A contrasting black floor and full mirror make a small bathroom feel larger
Home comfort – Layers of contrasting colour and patterns combine throughout bedlinen, throws and rugs to bring comfort and beautiful detail into bedrooms. The feeling is bright, joyful and casual.
Perfect proportion – Choose fine lined furniture to avoid visual bulk in a limited space. For a small home, it’s important to mark out the size of furniture on a floorplan first to make sure you don’t end up with items that are too big.
Colour Fix – Introduce bolts of paints that lifts the spirits while being very easy to live with. Bright colours can add to a simple palette of white, black and timber, which prevents the small home feeling, cluttered.
Tip: In an office space create an eye-catching feature with a hit of colour