Many people live in a small space. Some people prefer having a place that is easy to clean, practical and cheap. A small living space can be cosy, comfortable and easy to live in with the right decoration and organisation to make it feel more spacious. Read on for some tips on making a small flat feel larger.
The secret to making small spaces feel bigger and airy lies in de-cluttering, keeping it tidy and making the most of every bit of space thorough clever design.
Having too many belongings in a small space makes it look cramped. Put your items away into drawers and cupboards, and arrange things neatly. Only keep what you need, love or looks great. Everything else should be given to charity or re-homed elsewhere to keep your space tidy.
Embrace Open-Plan Living
An open-plan design makes the most of a small space. You can move furniture out of the way of walkways and to the sides of the room. Tall furniture should be at the sides, while short pieces such as stools, backless chairs, low tables, ottomans and chests can go in the middle. Letting agencies such as block management agency http://www.completepropertygroup.co.uk/property-block-and-estate-management/ and others find open-plan flats to be highly popular choices.
The trick to letting a small flat is making the space feel bigger and decorating it well. Thankfully, there are lots of tips online with great decorating ideas and tips on making the most of a small space, such as this guide from the Guardian.
Clever Colour Choices
Keep colours light and choose matching shades to create a sense of harmony. Too many textures and colours can make a space feel more cramped, so keep it simple and plain. Coordinate the walls and furniture so they all blend together and open up the space. Also consider using transparent and reflective surfaces to reflect light and open up the space.
Let in the Light
Light is your best friend in a small space. Use pale curtains or blinds, and have large windows if possible. You should also try to buy good lamps and light fittings with daylight bulbs to make the room feel bright and airy even when using artificial light. You could also install tracked or recess lighting in the walls to add to the light, modern feel.