HOW CAN YOU DESIGN SMALL SPACES?
SMALL AREAS NEED LOVE TOO
And it can be very challenging but we have a method.
- In a long living room, breakdown the space by making three separate seating areas with pieces of furniture that are small in scale
- Use light color paint on the wall to make the space look bigger
- In a small bedroom, keep a bed that covers half of the space which makes the room space bigger
WHEN YOU DESIGN A ROOM, WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERIOR DESIGN ADVICE YOU GIVE?
WE ARE VERY PRACTICAL IN OUR APPROACH
We start from the end and work backwards.
Think about the primary use of the room, and who will see it. Your bedroom is your haven and should be inviting to you. A living room or dining room that will be seen by many people is where you may want to make a statement. How do you need the room to function for you? People who have very little storage space may want to incorporate pieces of furniture that double as storage spaces. In an open environment, it is essential to have an interior design that flows from one room to the next.
IS THERE A SOLUTION FOR FITTING MY BOOKSHELF IN A SMALL ROOM?
BOOKSHELVES ARE POPULAR, BUT ALSO A CHALLENGE
And this is why we look to wall space which is usually plentiful.
If you are having small space and accommodating bookshelves is a problem. Then it is advisable to get a wall mounted bookshelves, and it will occupy less floor space compared to free-standing bookshelves.
WHAT IS A GOOD WAY OF USING LIGHTS IN A ROOM?
LIGHTING CAN MAKE OR BREAK THE BEAUTY
And that's why we take lighting serious in every space. Big or small.
A good way of using lights in the room is to use 80% of lights overhead, and 20% of light should be a free stand or wall mounted like table lamp, art lamp, library lamps, scones, etc. It will draw attention of your interior and paintings.
CAN I USE MY BALCONY SPACE FOR A GARDEN?
WE GET ASKED THIS ONE QUITE A BIT
And the short answer is YES, of course you can.
If you are staying in an apartment, you can use stacking technique or hang baskets for maximizing vertical space. You can use window ledge or slimline balcony by planting with suitable containers also you can put ornamental plants on door step or entrances.
IS IT EVEN WORTH IT TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER FOR A SMALL LIVING SPACE?
OF COURSE IT IS
And often times, even MORE important than large areas.
An interior designer knows how to use furnishings, colors, and art to make a small space look larger. A strategically placed mirror or light colors of paint can do wonders for increasing visual depth. Additionally, breaking a long narrow room into different seating areas can add dimension. You will be amazed at how well the right interior design can turn your small living space into a functional and homey environment.
HOW DO I DECIDE BETWEEN A WOOD, TILE OR CARPET FLOORING OPTION?
WE INVESTIGATE... YOU!
We look at every aspect of your life or business, in depth to make the best decisions for your long term prosperity.
An in-depth consultation with us an (interior designer) about your desires, goals, and lifestyle will yield important answers. As a result, you will be able to determine what flooring, wall coverings, window treatments, and furnishings will best suit your needs.