I’ve been living in an apartment or dorm for the last 8 years and sometimes it can be a challenge to make your interiors work. Here are some great ideas to help you make the most of your small quarters and turn your every room in your house into cozy, organized living space. Some things to note as you browse the images and renovate your small home.
1. Think vertically, using your walls all the way up to the ceiling will help you maximize storage and give the illusion of height.
2. Grids, just because you have a small home doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of art or wall decor. Putting your framed images or decor into a grid will provide structure, cohesion, and order for your art collections.
3. Wall Color, the colors choices of your walls can make all the difference in helping a space feel bigger or smaller. Lighter tints of colors will tend to expand a room and make it feel larger, while darker shade will usually make a space feel like its receding and getting smaller.
4. Lighting, use as much natural lighting as possible to keep your home from feeling stuffy and dim. The more natural lighting you have the larger your rooms will feel. If your home isn’t blessed with a lot of windows, try track lighting. Track lighting is a great, because you can add or subtract lights as need without adding obtrusive fixtures and lamps all over your already small home.
5. Think outside the Box, with small spaces you will need to hone in on your brainstorming ability. Since you don’t have luxury of lots of rooms or square footage try considering using every nook and cranny in your home to your advantage. Try converting a closest into a home office, suspend a bed from the ceiling, or hang your dining room chairs on the walls for more floor space – skies the limit!