Here is a scenario, you are all grown up and you are moving to your very first house. Truth be told, your house will not be like your parent’s house, possibilities are you will have fewer things, and maybe less space.
Everyone wants to live the good life, a good house, a good car you name it. However, everyone must start from somewhere and make do with what you have.
Truthfully speaking, you will probably start off with a bedsitter or let’s raise the bar, a one bedroom house.
However, all is not lost. You can transform your single roomed house into a more spacious and appealing space.
Here are affordable, interesting ideas that you can adopt help you make the best of your space.
1. Natural light
Take advantage of natural light as much as you can. Natural light will help in opening up your space. Making sure that your room gets a good amount of natural light is a good start.
2. De-clutter your room
It is always advisable to store things that you do not use, say something that has stayed unused for one year. Find creative storage spaces – like under your bed. De-cluttering creates space in a room.
3. Use mirrors
Believe it or not, having mirrors in your room will make your space look bigger. The reflection from the mirrors creates an optical illusion.
4. Avoid numerous colors
When picking fabrics, go for small prints or plain colours. Unified colors will visually expand a small room. When picking curtains, bedcovers or seat covers avoid designs that would make your room look busy.
5. Maximizing shelf space
Don’t fill up every exposed shelf in a room. Leaving some empty space will give your small space an airy look.
6. Select suitable furniture
Buy some of your furniture in the same color as your walls, that way it simply blends in and will widen your space.
On the other hand, furniture that can be folded, stacked, or wheeled away needs to be your best friend. Simply push it out of the way when it’s not in use.
Additionally, the use of multipurpose furniture can also help in creating space. Let’s say a sofa that can act as a bed at night and during the day.
7. Colourful Ceilings
Making your ceiling pop by painting it using bright colors, will create the illusion of high ceilings and also drive one’s eye upward.
8. The use of art
Just because a room is small, doesn’t mean it can’t be dramatic. Big pieces of art can add a lot of drama to a small space, making the room seem bigger in the process.
9. Keep it simple
Simplicity is always the right way to go. Do not complicate your space by adding things that are not important.
Concentrating your framed pieces on one or two walls, avoiding busy patterns and overwhelming colors will help out in keeping it simple.