3 Strategies For Designing Small Spaces
Aug 04, 2017 // Interior Design //

Whether you are trying to design a new apartment, room, or your house, designing small spaces can be quite challenging, even for an experience designer. After all, there are certain necessities regardless of where you live, and you will still have to make sure everything you need fits in the space. To that end, here are three effective strategies to keep in mind when you are designing small spaces:

Choose Colour Carefully

The colour of your walls plays a significant role in the size of the space. Of course, the paint colour does not actually change the size of the room. It is all down to an illusion. Lighter colours help small spaces appear larger, to trend towards pastels and similar when painting your walls. Avoid darker colours where possible, as this will shrink your space even more. Popular light choices include a light yellow or pastel blue. Some may even choose an off-white colour, particularly because it also introduces a neutral tone to your home, giving you flexibility with other aspects of your design.

Multiple Functions

When you are filling your rooms, consider the function everything is going to serve, including the function of the room itself. Can you make pieces of furniture serve more than one function? What about the room itself? By incorporating multiple functions when designing small spaces, you are able to minimize what you use, which means you won’t need as much space in general to include everything you need.

Simplicity and Minimization

Speaking of minimizing what you are going to use in your small space, the less furniture, decoration, et cetera, the more you will be able to make a space seem larger. This makes small spaces excellent candidates for a minimalist design strategy. This way you can interweave simplicity into your home, which, when contrasted with a select few points of interest, will open your space.

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