If there is one thing that every Singaporean knows how to do with style, it’s managing small spaces. There are tons of ways to make them seem spacious and refined, but it can all be in vain if the furniture turns out to be totally mismatched. To help out first time renovators, here’s how your furniture can define small spaces:
1. Inbuilt vs. procured
The proportions of the in-built and generally procured furniture can set the tone of your space. If one is larger than the other, your homes are automatically going to start looking mismatched and weirdly unrefined. Therefore, always strike the right balance between these two genres before locking down the final design. Don’t let one of them be larger than the other or vice versa.
2. Ration carefully
You must also ration out the quantity of furniture that you use in a certain space for it to feel truly homely. If the area is too small and you clutter it with lots of furniture objects, then you’re going to end up with a space that’s too distracting. Respecting the boundaries and dimensions of your home is important while furnishing, so don’t do anything that may end up ruining the ambiance.
3. Be mindful of colour quality
The colour/material scheme of your furniture is just as important as anything else. Since we’re talking about furnishing small spaces, it’s important that you do not opt for anything too boldly overwhelming. Sticking to neutral hues and wooden accents is perfectly fine. You can introduce small accents in the form of accessories or light fixtures, but that’s probably where you should end it.
4. Furniture styling
Whether you’re choosing something ready-made from the market or are opting for bespoke pieces, the style of your furniture has to be perfectly complementary to the small-sized space. Floating end tables and nightstands are quite trendy these days, but you can also used plush pieces as long as their size complements the dimensions of the surrounding space.
5. Sticking to the necessary
Lastly, you must always avoid all sorts of over-furnishing. The best way to do that is to stick only to the essentials. You must keep away from everything that seems ‘pretty’ but ultimately has no functional value. Only then can your homes look truly clean and refreshing.