Creating The Perfect Small Space on a Budget

Designing a functional space can be both an art and a science. It takes skill and creativity to be able to make any space both functional and inviting. Having a small space presents unique challenges in achieving this goal, as they take some extra planning and finesse to bring together. In conjunction with having a small area to work with, budget can also play a factor in creating the space of your dreams. There is no need to worry, our designers have put together some amazing tips and tricks that allow you to create an ultimate small space on a budget.

Choose Furniture That Serves Multiple Purposes

Having multi-purpose furniture is one of the most important ways to maximize your space. Selecting furniture with hidden storage options is perfect for small spaces.You will be able to hide your blankets, pillows, books, and other items that could end up cluttering your space. This will help make your space feel more open.

Display Artwork Above Eye Level

Having a focal point in your space is a great way to grab the attention and redirect focus from the rest of the room. Hanging art at eye level is a common trick to help make a space feel larger. This is because it gives the illusion of a taller ceiling, making your space feel more open.

Use Neutral Colors

When you're designing a small room, the main objective is to make it feel open and spacious. Using neutral colors can create an airiness and lightness to a space. Having dominant colors on your wall can also shine through a prominent piece.  If you don't want to stick to one color, another option is to incorporate textures and patterns to your wall. This will add depth and excitement and create an inviting space.

Don’t Over Accessorize

We all remember that saying, “sometimes less is more”. In this instance that’s exactly right. When you're looking to maximize the full potential of your small space, don’t focus on decorating it with a bunch of smaller accessories. Instead, go big! Use a couple of big items that create amazing focal points. That way your space will feel less cluttered and more open.

Maximize Your Storage Space

Storage is king, especially if you have a small space and you're looking to maximize its potential while maintaining a stylish appearance. Adopting an out of sight, out of mind mentality will make the function of your space more adaptable.

Use Full-Sized Furniture

This one may sound a little odd, especially when we're talking about small spaces. But in actuality, full-sized furniture can actually make a space appear more inviting. The benefit of having full-sized furniture is that it makes it easier to hide unsightly elements such as extension cords and cables that actually make your space appear more cluttered than it actually is.

Interior spaces are canvases for you to be creative and create the ultimate living space to suit your lifestyle and personality. These tips will help you when it comes to creating a functional and inviting living area. If you still feel stuck and don't know where to start, Cottswood has experienced professional designers to help you along the way. Book an appointment with one of our designers, and we will help you create a space that fits your style.

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