Aug 072012
 

Many people experience challenges in their attempts to design small spaces, yet
this should be easy and hassle free even when you are on budget. Small
rooms and spaces have their pros and cons, in which case you need skill
and creativity to make them look stylish.

The main advantage with small spaces is that you have a wider range of locations to choose,
compared to larger spaces. This ensures that you are always considerate
when shopping, in an effort to avert clutter accumulation within the
tiny space. Here are some tips that will help you design your small
space easily. It would be advisable to consult an expert who will make
the furnishing and overall decorating process simpler and well
organised.

Planning and designing your small space

planning & designing litte spaceThe main challenge that you can expect as you plan and design small spaces
is organisation. If you have a small home or space, then you can expect
closets and other storage facilities to be small, which makes storage
planning a big challenge. So how do you counter this challenge?

The first step is to get rid of items that you do not need, for instance,
old clothing, and shoes. The other option is to make good use of the
in-built storage space that is immediately available. On the other hand,
you can also look out for other spaces such as the landings, halls and
the stairway and determine how best you can use those areas, while being
economical on design.

Using colour to enhance d├ęcor

In an attempt to design small spaces, many people paint them in bright
colours to make them look larger. Actually, this is one of the best and
most affordable ways to make a small space look larger, offering a great
dose of style, which draws the eye’s attention away from the small
size. In addition to bright and appropriate colours, you also need to
make other wise choices, for instance, ensuring the space is well lit.
In fact, good lighting helps reflect light back and this gives the
illusion of a large space, even when the space is apparently very small.
If lighting is not an option, you can try using mirrors, which are very
good at offering large space illusion in tiny spaces.

Furnishing choices

small spaces furnitureAs you design small spaces, consider using dual or multipurpose furniture,
especially beds. The other design idea is using visual impact
furniture, for instance, a striped fabric sofa, makes a great choice.
This kind of a sofa gives the illusion of space where it is limited, and
at the same time, you can choose one that is multipurpose, useful as a
sofa, bed, and storage facility too. If you are designing a small office
space, you must be very careful with the sofa choice, in which you may
consider consulting an expert to help in the selection process.

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Aug 072012
 

house paintingPainting can be the most economical and fastest way to convert your living
room’s appearance from that of ‘rags’ to ‘riches’. Most homeowners are
aware of this but seem reluctant to begin this task. In many instances
this is due to the confusion that arises when it’s time to select
interior colours for their rooms. To the uninitiated how to choose
colours may seem like a daunting task. Nonetheless, deciding on the
right colours will be facilitated by following appropriate guidelines.
Making your living room eye-catching and matching the rest of your
furnishings is now within reach.

The Impact of Dark Colour Paint on Your Living-Room’s Wall

Some homeowners may begin by wanting to learn how to choose colors straight
from a color palette without looking into the influence these colours
will bring to the actual appearance of the particular space.
You would want to start selecting the proper paint color by examining
fabrics and other items like floors, rugs and furniture. All these will
give you an insight into your room’s colour scheme.
Many would prefer dark paint colors for their living-room’s wall. This
will be acceptable once the rooms carrying the darker colors are
sufficiently big and have ample light coming in so as not to look like
some sort of gloomy prison upon completion. Remember there are numerous
colours available and knowing how to choose the right colors for your
walls can become very puzzling.

The Effect of Light Colour Paint on Your Living-Room’s Walllight effect

You may want to paint a large and airy looking room with darker colours.
Some designers recommend painting one wall using an accent colour that
is darker than the rest. This effect stands out on walls that contain
abundant sunlight and applying a darker colour can lessen the hue of the
wall without scarifying style or elegance. In the world of decoration,
it is generally acknowledged that lighter shades allow for more spacious
rooms. What’s more, decoration of rooms will come easier with lighter
colour paint over darker colors for living room surfaces. You may have
noticed that lighter shaded walls seemingly move the eye looking upward,
giving the sensation of being in a larger room. The reverse is true for
darker colours, i.e., causing the eye to gaze downwards and thus giving
a feeling of less space.

How Furniture Impact the Lighting and Space

furniture living roomYou are particularly going to look at how furniture would impact the lighting
and space of your living room. The furniture’s colour will have an
effect on the lightness or darkness in a room, and it will shed a light
on the precise lighting alternative for that room. One method that many
designers use is to bring along hue samples from accent colors that
match your furniture.

The fundamental factor to be mindful of is
viewing colors as possessing certain properties which can indeed add
charm and elegance to your living-room, whether contemporary or
traditional.

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