Living comfortably in a small space requires a bit of creative thinking, the scarce land in Singapore makes small living spaces a norm. Thinking out of the box is crucial when comes to making use of every inch of our home and beautifying it as the same time. The challenge is there and today, we share 5 game changing ideas for small spaces.
Having a luxurious of space isn't for everyone, but that does not mean we cannot live comfortable in small spaces. With the right ideas, we can make small spaces better than expected. These designs have space saving ideas that are guaranteed to inspire.
Cleverly creating storage spaces around the house make you have ample of space to store away daily necessities. By keeping away as much things as possible, your home will always look clean and spacious. A trick to create effortless storage space is to install them along the whole wall, the hidden cabinet creates a seamless line along the wall, you won't notice it is there until you open it. The design can include a bespoke sofa with copious amounts of concealed storage space around it.
The design(bottom image) ingeniously add a sitting area in between the hidden cabinets, it also conceals a surprise storage space below the sitting area. This smart design make sure you utilize all the space possible. You can use this idea for a dining space or along the foyer for shoe changing purpose.
Tip: Consider using part of the hidden cabinets as shelving for objects of interest provide quirky decor is also possible.
Glass is the go-to material for smaller spaces. Reason is because glass are commonly in transparent or lightly tinted form, this kind of material when cleverly used in small spaces can reduce clutteredness. Comparing glass to opaque materials like wood or marble furnishings, the weightier options could potentially eat up unnecessary visual space. Glass seems like the ultimate solution. With glass furniture, you can fully enjoy a proper dining space or a comfortable workspace without compromising the look of space. Tip: Try going for unique glass design to create a point of interest.
Speaking of furniture, it is highly recommended to go for customized furniture for small spaces. Big ticket furniture like the dining table and sofa takes up the most space. With precise measurement, you can create your very own perfect dining table and sofa that perfectly sits right in your home. This idea makes the use of space clever and efficient. Not to mention, with customization you can carefully pick your perfect fabric and color from a long list of choices.
Check out Etch & Bolts (etchandbolts.com), they specialized in custom-made furniture. From coffee tables to sofa, they are able to provide bespoke solution to small spaces.
Light color palette
The color of any space is important, it affects how your space will look like. Choosing the right color exaggerate the room’s spacious appearance. Right color palette is vital, particularly for small spaces. An all white design is fitted with a coordinated light color furniture to complete the streamlined aesthetic. With the correct lighting, small spaces can look as luxurious as big spaces too. By using hidden light source like cove lighting to highlight the space(image below), your space is transformed to an airy.
Residential cove lighting are using either LED strips or T5. They are linear light fixtures that is ideal to be installed within the hidden gaps of ceilings. This method transform the space artfully without cluttering the overall space.
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Eliminating pendant lamps
Pendant lamps are commonly use as centerpieces in the living space. It can be installed in various areas for accent lighting. It works very well on big spaces and it can be a little tricky when comes to small spaces. As pendant lamps are larger in general, it may take up unnecessary visual space. Space is not what we have especially in smaller homes, the pendant lamps may make your home look even smaller than it is.
Replacing pendant lamps with sleek surface mounted spotlight is a game changing option. It light up your dining table and peninsula in an entirely new way. Tip: Consider going for a feature wall to compensate the absence of a pendant light as a centerpiece.
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