6 interiors that make the most of small spaces
Designing interiors within a small space is definitely harder than designing for a larger space. With small space, you have predetermined constraints that have to be carefully considered before beveling the layout for the actual design. There is a restraint on design, colors, materials and lighting, and it can be challenging to work inside of the box. So it can be especially hard to deliver a unique aesthetic within a small style interior design. Only the best and the experienced can design strategically inside the bounds of these constraints. Below, we’ll be looking at several interiors that give off the best aesthetic while making the most of their small spaces.
- How to incorporate openness
An open layout within a small space is the best way to fully utilize the smallness without compromising the functionality of the interior. In the image below, you can see how the small style living room has been designed to a T in order to fit the essentials – couch, media wall, and credenza – without embracing that ‘overkill’ factor. Add in the abundance of natural light, plus the strategic overlay of artificial lighting and you’ve got yourself a small style masterpiece.
- Using wallpapers
While wallpaper trends may be fleeting, they are certainly timeless in application. Some of the best aesthetics and ambiances are delivered by utilizing the right wallpapers. When it comes to small space designing, too much structural interior can seem overwhelming and redundant, so wallpapers are a good alternative. As you can see in the image below, wallpapers can retain the character of the small space without looking like they’ve overstayed the welcome.
- Emulate the tallness
Experience and practice will teach you that emulating the ‘tall’ aesthetic within a small space can make the interior seem a bit grander than it is. In the image below, you will notice how the emphasis on verticality has brought about a luxurious edge within the smaller space of the study.
- Utilize the lighting
Lighting plays a linchpin role with the designing of a small space. You have to layer all the different intensities perfectly in order to fully enhance the ambiance of a small space. A base of ambient lighting with a healthy dose of accents is always a must while planning the ceiling layout of small interiors.
- Using levels
Another form of ‘tallness’ using levels will add a visual dynamic to your small space without which it might seem flat and dreary. When you add steps, it automatically layers up the visuals while sprucing up the ambiance in a positive direction.
- Incorporating the wall-to-wall idea
The wall to wall layout is an ideal one for small space interior design. Not only does it increase the circulation space, it also provides more avenues to add contrast within your interiors. As you can see in the image below, all the different layers and colors add to the character an ambiance of the small space.