A cozy evening, you were just going to sit on the couch in front of the TV. Are you looking for a remote control and that’s bad luck, tripping over the bulky coffee table and already face to face with your beloved rug. I wish there were more space in this room!..
Know? And you are not alone. Even the lucky ones with larger halls, often complain that they do not have enough space for entertainment, impressive lying down on the sofa, shared a family holiday.
To summarize: if the remodeling is not expected – need to optimally use what you have. And there’s no better way to do it, how to rethink a strategy of choosing the design!
If you live in a big city, chances are you condo owner or apartment that is not as great as we would like. Maybe you have a large family and living room becomes the center of events.
Don’t worry! Furnished his house the “right” furniture can create the illusion of more space. Not to mention the fact that you, gentle reader, Small Interiors, there will be enough space for free movement around the room.
Choose compact furniture
Let’s start with the obvious. If you have small room do not make it bulky furniture.
Choose the elements of everyday life on the one hand small enough to fit in your room, but on the other hand large enough to fulfill its role. For example, the Cielo Shadow Loveseat from CB2 is perfect for a compact room:
And here is another remarkable instance: the Flex Orange Sleeper sofa, also from CB2. This bright and cute couch unfolds, and therefore your guests to camp for the night.
Narrow living space requires appropriate furniture. If your living room is more in length than in width, get something long and narrow. Such as this combination of sofas, tables and newspaper shelves-console (Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture)
Purchase modular furniture
Another great solution for decorating small spaces is the use of modular furniture. View set Lotus Natural Sectional Pieces (CB2) , its shape and configuration can be changed depending on need.
One of the most popular variants of the modular ensemble is a composite table. You want one long table – combine two components, you need free space in the center of the room – arrange them in the corners or on either side of the sofa. (Home Glamour Now)
A nice option is to purchase small tables, easily transformed into a stool. With so many stools you are sure every guest will have enough space. (Stephanie Wiley Photography)
Let each element will be a significant
When the speech is about the lack of space, it is important to enable the functionality of each design element. Note that for very compact rooms needs to stick to the idea of “the less furniture, the better.” They will acquire the charm and comfort due to carefully selected exhibits.
You can verify this by looking at the design of the room below. All: bright sofa, a striped bowl, the original vase – gives the room a consciousness of artistic taste. (Roger Hirsch Architect)
Like the touch of “a little, but cozy” comes through here. An arched lamp, sectional sofa and square coffee table make a balance in the design of the room. These things, though quite majestic, but not cause the feeling of lack of space. (Mark Newman Design)
Let’s look at another use of the sectional sofa and square coffee table. Add to the composition of a large flower and you provided the elegance of the lobby. And these textured walls? Elegant and unusual. (Ocean Gecko Designs and Marine Services)
Below we see the living room, which seduces for the elegance of Antiques: wicker chairs, round brass table, lush greenery. Each thing is chosen with care, as evidenced by the selection of textures, bright colors, artful decorative details. (Cheryl Burke Interior Design)
As a concluding instance to “every significant item” to be submitted to the Julius Grass Storage Ottoman from CB2. If space is not enough, then why not choose furniture that is multifunctional?
Ottoman will give many: additional storage space, rest your feet, extra seat for guests.
Combine glass and acrylic
Now is the time to showcase the most popular design secrets: the illusion of extra space created by the transparent furniture.
Transparent things seem to dissolve in the space of the room. At the same time, acrylic accessories add a chic, creating a modern shade, and sometimes even of pure glamour. (Dawna Jones Design)
Using transparent elements in the interior should not be limited only to products from Plexiglas. Try to introduce elements of real glass like this glass table, shown below. Transparent detail seemed to hover in space and takes up less space. (Cary Bernstein Architect)
Another important rule: shiny + reflective = increase space. Look at this room. Thanks to the brilliant detail and mirrored surfaces, it is difficult to imagine that the room is small. Brilliant! (Design Studio B)
Now the market appears more and more furniture made of acrylic, it’s all kinds of consoles, desks, bookcases and more. As you like, for example, here is the Peekaboo Clear Media console? Transparent and practical. Compact and perfect.
Creative solution to the issue of storage
Of course, you will use your room as a warehouse, however it does not say, you have some prophetic post it here. Things like DVDs, magazines, books, collectibles require a place.
Few owners are content only in the room for furniture and a few vases. Well, the producers, such as West Elm, create for our convenience furniture, which helps us to solve such problems. (Industrial Metal TV Cart)
For a more sophisticated style, take, for example, the Rustic Storage Tables, also from West Elm. Deep drawers provide a hiding place for things, and almost hidden from curious eyes.
Don’t underestimate the power of hanging shelves. You like this invisible book shelf from Urban Outfitters? It is covered with a special coating and is lost to sight.
If you don’t like that the small objects were placed here and there, decorate your room with original shelf, putting on her no less unique decorations. (Urban Outfitters)
Creating your room, follow the design above, you can transform a small space of the room. Likely that you simply will not be enough space to simultaneously decorate it with all the great things you possess.
In this case, buy yourself some plastic containers and pack extra. From time to time you can swap the hidden and the exposed.
Finally I would like to remind you that sometimes, less is more. Maybe it’s time to get rid of the clumsy, not suitable, old and broken things?