Compact homes are more popular than ever. In many of today’s new builds, chances are your living or family room will be size-challenged. This isn’t a problem, it’s an opportunity. It means you get to be more creative with your storage solutions and styling.
Simplicity can be achieved by choosing a lighter colour palette. This increases brightness, creating a larger sense of space and using well-positioned mirrors can help reflect the light so the area appears bigger.
Minimalist décor ensures that clutter is kept at bay and by introducing some clever storage solutions you can help maximise the space you have. Use an old trunk for a coffee table that can double up as storage. Bang on trend this season, it also creates a beautiful focal point for your room. Hollow footstools also offer a clever way of storing objects and keeping your space clutter-free.
Choosing furniture in an appropriate scale to the room ensures you don’t over-fill your space. The Florence compact 2 seater sofa is perfect for smaller rooms, without compromising on comfort or style.
Don’t be afraid to utilise the space you have by expressing yourself and creating some personalisation. Try painting a feature wall in an accent tone, complemented by some oversized art frames in contrasting colours. A grey sofa helps to make colour pop and tends to give the area more depth and character, without negotiating on space.
We love the challenge of styling a small space. When it comes to visually enlarging a smaller room – the possibilities are endless.
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