Thursday, February 6, 2014

Don't Stress Over Small Spaces!

Small spaces in homes or offices often cause the most stress and confusion for my clients. When faced with the task of redesigning a small space, it is very helpful to seek the expertise of a professional. As a designer, I know how to utilize your architectural structure to get the most out of your small space. If altering the structure of a space is not an option, there are a few other methods that will visually maximize your space.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1.  Use small, reflective furniture like the table below.  The small glass table reflects light, making the space brighter.  Mirrored, acrylic, and metal furniture also work well in small spaces.

Elle Decor

2.  One word: FLOW.  An unobstructed view opens up any space.  Allowing one small room to flow into another, such as the kitchen and living room pictured below, is better than walling off the areas or disrupting the flow with tall furniture.  Keeping the space open allows for fluidity and adds an airy feel to the space.

3.  Keep it organized.  Select your furniture strategically in order to create additional storage in your small space.  The lofted bed below creates spaces for under-bed storage.  Nothing makes a small space appear small more than clutter.

If you are planning a remodel that includes a small space, I can help you create a design that will structurally accomodate your needs.  Or, if you have an existing small space that you can't quite figure out, I can help you with furniture and decor selections that will bring the space to it's full potential!  Contact me at for a consultation!

Have a great weekend!

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