How to Save Space Without Sacrificing Style
With house prices for first time buyers at a seeming unwavering high, it’s not surprising that thousands of Brits have been left with no choice but to rent a small space in the meantime with hopes of saving up for a deposit.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t style it out and make a place your own. Here are some top tips on how to save space without sacrificing style.
Invest in statement pieces
While you shouldn’t buy furniture that’s too big for the space, there’s nothing wrong with investing in a statement pieces.
Not only will they last you longer than the cheaper stuff, but one statement piece will bring focus to that area and really stand out – plus it will stop you cluttering up the rest of the area with flat pack furniture!
If you don’t have the money to invest in statement pieces why not instead take some time to work on upcycling a pre-loved piece of furniture. A few rolls of fancy wallpaper and a pot of varnish later and you’ll have your own personalised piece that you know you’ll love.
Create an illusion
It’s a tale as old as time that mirror and windows are the secret to making a small space seem huge.
However, there are some other tricks that you may not have heard of, such as playing with different angles.
If you have a uniquely shaped space you can play with that by drawing attention either low down or high up, using accessories to draw the eye.
Alternatively you can use this method to create a quirky feature that will make the space seem larger than it is.
Play around with the area and see what creative and interesting solutions you can come up with!
Keep it tidy
In a small space even the slightest mess will make the whole place seem like a dive.
While it might not be what you want to hear, you need to keep small spaces tidy, otherwise it will only seem smaller.
Secret storage spaces and inventive ways of displaying your possessions will make the whole process seem a lot more fun and worth the work you put in. Try hanging your clothes on a chic rack if you don’t have wardrobe space or creating a wall pin board for all your accessories.
Stay bright and breezy
Again, this one isn’t rocket science.
Even your Aunt Margerie with the paisley brown furnishings would be able to tell you that adding a lighter colour to a room will make it seem more open and spacious.
Sometimes though, it’s important to reiterate what we all know so that you don’t end up making an age-old mistake!
Steer clear of anything too dark and if you want to add colour, do so with a light feature wall or some bright furnishings.
Stick to the simple life
You may love your ornament collection, but does your small space?
Filling every piece of shelf space with something can make a space seem particularly cluttered. It can be tempting to make use of every inch of space you have, but in reality it’s covering up bit by bit that light colour that makes it seem so roomy.
Instead keep ornaments and displays to a minimum so that you can bring focus to the accessories that really show off your personality and mean something to you.
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