One of the most difficult hurtles any interior designer faces is how to deal with small spaces. That’s when they turn to specialists like Closet and Storage Concepts of Charlotte and North Carolina to help them make the most of the square footage they have to work with. We can help you to get the most use out of your tiny rooms with our storage solutions. There are also some general tips and tricks for making your small spaces appear larger than they are. Here are some of the best ways to make your miniscule rooms feel, well, roomier!
Get Creative with Storage
Finding unique ways to store things is an important aspect of utilizing small spaces. You don’t have a lot of room, so you need to make the most of it. There are a couple ways you can go about this. One option is floating shelves, which utilize empty wall space and can provide interesting visual stimulation. In a tiny bedroom, make sure to have a bed that has built in storage so that you can have a little more space in your closet. Hang over-the-door storage like hooks or shoe racks. Keep your sheets folded inside of pillow cases to save space and keep things tidy. Try unique solutions like magnetic strips in the bathroom to keep clippers, tweezers, and bobby pins handy.
Use Pale Colors
One of the most foolproof ways to make a tiny room feel bigger is to decorate with light colors, which will make the space feel larger and more airy. Dark, rich colors like deep red, royal purple, or navy blue many be beautiful and elegant, they can make small rooms feel cramped and dark. Paint your walls in a neutral tone like white, beige, cream, or ecru, and choose light linens and furniture. Go for pale tiles in the kitchen or bathroom, and light wood like bamboo for hardwood floors.
Play Up Natural Light
Natural light functions in the same way as using pale colors, by opening up the space and giving it the feeling of a larger, airier room. Having big windows is a huge plus in small spaces. Avoid thick, heavy curtains, going instead for light and floaty ones, or no curtains at all! You can use mirrors to decorate, which will reflect the light around the space to keep everything illuminated.
We hope that you’ve appreciated these tips for opening up small spaces and giving tiny rooms the illusion of being larger. For more Closet and Storage Solutions, visit our convenient Charlotte location today!