Small spaces don’t need to cramp your style. Here are more of my simple suggestions for making a small space look and feel larger than it really is

Size Matters

The visual size of objects in relation to one another is important. A small space can quickly become crowded and cluttered by even one oversized couch. Instead, pair a side chair or two with a smaller sofa.

 

 

How to style a small space

        Sondra Sofa Bed $599.00from Brosa

Sexy Legs

Choosing furniture with long legs is also another space enhancing trick, as the legs allow light to travel beneath the piece and you see more of the floor. The result is a lighter brighter room with a piece of furniture that doesn’t seem so ‘heavy’

How to style a small space

Wood Tiled 3-Drawer Dresser $899.95 from West Elm

Think Vertical

Vertical real estate is often overlooked. Make the most of your wall space to not only maximise storage but also free up valuable floor space. Think tall bookcases and chic shelving

How to style a small space

Montreal Industrial Timber and Iron 5 Shelf Display Unit $1,319.00 From Living Styles

Zone In

Create different zones by using open bookcases, room dividers or ceiling hung curtains as a zone divider

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Jali White Mango Wood Oval Screen $295 from Living Styles

Keep Your Colours in Check

Too many colours in a small space can look cluttered. Stick with light muted natural colours to keep the room looking spacious and use your accessories such as cushions and decor to add a pop of colour. White can work well in small spaces, but be careful with stark white, since it can make any size bedroom feel cold. Soft tones of cream, butter or ivory are good choices, as are whites with a touch of grey, green, blue or even pink.

How to style a small space

Round It Up

Furniture with rounded edges not only take up less space, but you’re not going to hurt yourself while moving around the room (and it’s also child friendly and good Feng Shui but that’s another story)

How to style a small space

Nori Round Dining Table for $749.00 from Interiors Online

Multi-Purpose

I said it in part one, but it’s super important so I’ll say it again – Opt for pieces that serve more than one purpose such as beds with under bed storage drawers, nesting tables and coffee tables and ottomans with hidden storage

How to style a small space

Venus Bed Frame with Winged Headboard and Storage Base Queen Size for $2699 from Snooze

Mirror Image

A mirror will reflect light, this will brighten up a room and give the illusion of more space

Hamlet Wall Mirror in Antique Silver $779 from Interiors Online

 

No matter the size of your room, you can create the space you crave and the home that you deserve. And if you missed part 1 of the small space blogs, you can find it here

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