SMALL SPACE DESIGN IDEAS

SMALL SPACE DESIGN IDEAS

Are you looking for a change in the style of your interior decor? The team at Style Plus | Renovations Auckland take a look at small space ideas that will help you during your planning stage:

  • Planning Your Space.
  • Small Living Rooms.
  • Make the most of your wall space.
  • Small Open Plan Spaces.
  • Interior Design Service.
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SMALL SPACE DESIGN IDEAS

Are you looking for a change in the style of your interior decor? The team at Style Plus | Renovations Auckland take a look at small space ideas that will help you during your planning stage:

  • Planning Your Space.
  • Small Living Rooms.
  • Make the most of your wall space.
  • Small Open Plan Spaces.
  • Interior Design Service.

PLANNING YOUR SPACE

PLANNING YOUR SPACE

The basis of a complete interior design plan for a small space will include accurate measurements of the space you are remodelling. This would provide you with an indication of the space limitations when you start looking at the furniture/fixings you would like to place within that space.

Once you have a floor plan, then the process of organising the space commences. For example, when designing the layout of your small living room space:

• Consider how you will move through the room and ensure that your furniture layout does not interfere with the natural flow of traffic.

• Look at the space as distinct zones. Set up different areas depending on how they are used. This will make it feel much larger.

• If your living room doubles up as your dining room then consider using multipurpose furniture.

• Look at the storage requirements. Can storage be hidden within the room?

• Consider using furniture with legs.

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SMALL LIVING ROOMS

When designing your small living room space a great way to make it feel larger is to keep it meticulously tidy and uncluttered. All the items in the living room space need to have its proper place.

Tip: Less is more in these small living room spaces.

Choosing the correct furniture for your small living room space is important. Select items that will not overpower the room or appear to dominate the space. For example sofa with narrow arms and a tightly upholstered back is a better choice to one with substantial arms and a multi-cushion back.

Getting light into small living rooms is important, so make the most of natural light.

The addition of wall mirrors or furniture with reflective surfaces will help with the amount of natural light in your living room. Also keeping your window treatments simple can have an effect on the natural light.

Tip: Try to maximise the amount of natural light in your small living room to make it feel bigger and brighter.

If you have high ceilings and a small floor plan, the addition of floor-to-ceiling window treatments will make a small living room space appear roomier. This addition automatically draws the eyes up the wall for a much larger feel.

What about your paint colours? Decorating in shades white on both walls and ceilings is a great colour choice for a modern and minimal design. However, it can leave a space feeling clinical and stark. Consider using a lighter colour on the ceiling then the one of the walls and pay attention to the natural light source.

Dark colours should be avoided unless it is a specific interior design choice. Dark colours are best used as accents on pillows, rugs or curtains

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WALL SPACE

Making the most of your wall space can be a challenge. It is one area of design that should be reviewed when you are planning your space.

A couple of ideas for your wall storage:

• Install floating shelves.

• Install floor to ceiling shelves. You can make an alcove within the shelves that creates a desk space.

• Open shelving is an efficient way to sort, display and store your personal items. Installing an open-shelf bookcase can also be used as a room divider.

• If you are looking for some additional storage and you have open stairs, then you may want to think about installing some shelving.

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SMALL OPEN PLAN SPACES

Living in a small open plan space does not have to mean living in a boring box.

When you have limited space consider a combined open plan kitchen and living space.

If you do not want the kitchen to be a focal point, make the kitchen colour blend with the wall colour. For example, if the ceiling and walls are white, then the kitchen cabinetry should be white as well.

Flooring should also follow through from the kitchen area to the living space to allow both areas to blend in.

If you are looking at making the kitchen and living area have individual identities, then the use of colour is a way to separate the different zones within your small open plan space. However, selecting the right colours for each space is important as it will create a visual barrier or defined zone in your small open plan living space.

STYLE PLUS | INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE

At Style Plus we understand that when a home owner decides to undertake a renovation or create a new space for their new build, it is difficult to select colours and finishes that work well together.

Ensuring your new space design style fits well with the rest of your home is essential to achieve a successful outcome. This is why we have a personalised interior design service to Style Plus. Our interior designer will visit your home to help you with inspiring recommendations and ideas that would best suit your new renovation or new build. They can also help with selecting the colours, finishes and fittings to complete the look.

Style Plus interior design service includes:

• Interior design consultancy.

• Colour and finishes consultancy.

• Furniture sourcing and design.

• Window Treatments.

• Lighting.

• Style Plus Project Management.

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