Whether you live in a small apartment in a beautiful city, in a cute one bedroom cottage in the country or a three storey townhouse, space is very much an essential part of ensuring that you are enjoying living in your home. For a lot of people, creating space can be a difficult job. So below we have listed some ways of maximising space in your home and in those smaller rooms that need it the most.
The first step of creating artificial space is to use your walls. Using mirrors to reflect light is a great trick, as well as using pale wall colours and having one ‘statement’ wall. Building shelves and adding hooks to your wall allows you to hang up items which would take up space on the floor in your home. If you are looking to splurge, why not use semi-opaque materials to allow light into windowless rooms?
Multi-functional furniture can be the key to maximising space. Try and use furniture in all the main rooms of your home that have more than one function. Beds and benches can double up as storage providers. Even tables which extend can count; they are great if you have a small dining room or kitchen, because you can keep it retracted for the majority of the time.
Bunk beds & loft beds are great to save space in your child’s room and they are also really quirky and fun. If you are feeling creative, why not turn your child’s bed into a castle or fire truck? This is a fun, practical way to keep them entertained.
Don’t be afraid to get stuck in to a little DIY and knock down that wall which separates two rooms. If you are battling with a small kitchen and also have a small lounge, why not knock that wall down and have one large living space? Personally, I love open plan rooms as they can bring the whole family together and are perfect for when you are trying to cook the dinner and watch your little ones.
Another great tip is to make sure that you have the same kind of floor throughout your home. This will create an illusion of more space as all rooms will flow into one another and create a path through your home that will emphasise the idea of space.
Whichever of our tips you choose, just remember to keep it simple and clutter free and you will instantly see the difference. If you are considering making structural changes, don’t forget to ask for professional advice – open plan rooms are nice, but not if the ceiling is falling down!