No matter how hard we try to be inclusive, there are some small elements that end up either being scrapped or overlooked during a renovation. These may include small must-have functional spaces, or they may include a few design details that may seem irrelevant at the time. Well, we’re here today to tell you to do otherwise. So here are 5 tiny design must-haves that’ll definitely help you improve your home aesthetics.
1. A small laundry nook
Most home owners tend to put their washing machines and dryer away in either the kitchen store or bathroom. This is why you must never overlook the importance of a laundry nook. Even if you have to take away a small portion of your kitchen to accommodate this space, you must always go for it, because having a washing machine as a focus in other obvious spaces like the kitchen or bath can ruin the ambiance of the rest of your home.
2. Don’t underestimate open-shelving
Open shelves are a great way to break the monotony of large cabinets. This is why wherever you’re designing a large in-built installation, it’s always recommended to have an open shelf in the middle to create contrast. This image showcases an excellent example of such a technique, where the stylish open shelf provides not only a break from the bigger design, but more opportunities for décor as well.
3. Frame it with a mirror
Large mirror installations are a great way to have a huge impact in small homes. Not only can it help you maximize the potential of your space, it can also allow you to experiment with other design accessories. The feature length mirror with the black edges in this image is a great example of this technique!
4. Door designs
Door designs are usually left as an afterthought by most homeowners, and the architrave is often completely overlooked in lieu of other design elements. However, doors are an important part of the overall design, and paying attention to their detailing can have a huge impact on your space. The chalk-board clad door in this image provides the perfect canvas for customization and is an inspiration for the unique-minded.
Whether it’s the edges of your exposed brick wall, the dining chairs of your breakfast area or even a straight out gallery wall, do not forget to incorporate asymmetry within the design. this helps create an inherent interest of the eye and mind, which makes for a huge design impact!