For small bedroom ideas try using wall lights as opposed to table lamps for bedside lighting. Small room ideas inevitably call for smaller bedside tables and when the full surface is taken up by a table lamp it just seems to defeat the object.
There’s such a wealth of amazing wall light options available, whether wired or plug in – they really allow us to add a statement to the space as well as maximize the surface available for the bits and bobs we like to store beside the bed.
Small entryway ideas should make a statement about the house and owners as well as being a welcoming space. Small spaces can be treated in a grand way – “be bold”.
Large details can open up the space, such as using double doors but making them as tall as possible. A pair of facing mirrors helps create the illusion of more space and adds a bit of glamor. Painting the space a light color will not make it feel bigger. Use strong color to make a statement and give personality.
Charm + Practicality
Using mosaics within an alcove helps to optimize small bathroom ideas and shower rooms – and a gloss finish adds to this illusion of grander proportions, reflecting natural light throughout the room.
We recommend pairing two distinct mosaic designs within the space, thus creating a point of interest where these verticals meet and then setting them against a cool neutral paint color that works to open up the bathroom.
Of course bathrooms are practical and functional spaces but they don’t need to be utilitarian. Be adventurous and give the space personality. A bold scheme will provide a conversation piece with guests and friends, particularly in a powder room. Pattern can be introduced through wallpaper, fabric or tiles. Complement your patterns with good light – in a powder room it can be atmospheric but in bathrooms you need light and plenty of it.
Use Scale to Your Advantage
People often assume they should buy small-scale furniture for small rooms, but that actually makes a space feel smaller. Don’t be afraid to fill the room – get a rug that fully sits under all your furniture, and don’t buy a love seat if you can actually fit a three-seater sofa in the room. Not only will buying larger scale furniture look better, it will also make your experience of the space so much more comfortable: win-win!
Multi Functional Furniture
In smaller homes and rooms, ideally you want to be looking for multi-functional pieces to save on space. Ottomans with integrated storage, and sofa beds are some of the most widely used.
Living spaces, especially, will really benefit from multi-functional pieces. Think about the function of a space. A living room might be doubling up as a guest room, a home office or a playroom, so will need to cater to all of these.