If you are moving into a new home or renovating your current home, you might need all the help you can get to tackle a small room. It might be a bathroom, spare guest room, study, laundry or even your living room, but whichever room you feel is too small â€“ there are essential design tips that can help.
So here are 8 tips to help you maximize your small spaces.
- Declutter: You canâ€™t afford to waste any space in a small room, so decluttering is the first step. Remove everything from the space that doesnâ€™t have to be there. And keep it simple.
- Fit floor to ceiling curtains or blinds: You need to think vertically with your window dressings, so donâ€™t cut your already small space in half with curtains or blinds that stop just below the window â€“ keep them flowing onto the floor or at least the skirting board.
- Use mirrors to bounce light around: Adding two mirrors on different walls to reflect the light around the room will do wonders to help increase the illusion of space in your room.
- Fit a glass shower screen in the bathroom: If it is your bathroom that is a tight fit, then the easiest way to make this space look larger is to fit a glass shower screen so you can see the whole bathroom from the door.
- Let in as much natural light as possible: Open up the windows and let in the light, because a small space will look a lot smaller if it is also very dark and shady in the room. So remove trees outside the window or large shrubs and let the light flood into your home.
- Make sure your furniture fits the space: A large sofa in a small room simply makes the space look even smaller. So make sure that your furniture fits your space. These sturdy bedside tables from Harvey Norman are great for small bedrooms. They donâ€™t take up much space and the white colour and silver edging helps to reflect light in the room.
- Add shelves: Fitting a bookcase? Make it go all the way to the ceiling, just as with the curtains. Shelves are a great way to add height to a small room, giving you limitless possibilities for keeping the floor free of clutter.
- Consider dual purpose storage: Make use of storage in wall cavities, underneath beds, under the stair or in ottomans. Think about a boxed in coffee table with storage inside, a sofa bed for the guests or even storage under the sofa.
With these 8 tips, you should have no problem making the most out of your small spaces.