Having a small room in your home doesn’t have to be neglected. You can make the most of it, and rather than make it a storage room filled junk, and you can create a space you want to enjoy. Here’s a look at four ways you can make the most out of a small room.
Lighten it up
Using a light paint has the ability to make a room look bigger than it really is. If the room has no natural light coming in, this is particularly useful and painting a room can make a big difference to a small room. When selecting furniture and storage for the room, it’s best to choose a similar light pallet as you want to be able to embrace the room all at once, rather than a single item taking the attention. Bright matching colours for the whole room can make a dramatic difference to a living space you want to start using more.
It might not be the comfiest space to sit down, but reducing the size of furniture makes it look and feel bigger, which in turn will make it a room you want to be in. This also gives you the opportunity to invest in a designer sofa and show more of your personal taste with a place that differs to your main living room.
If the room is normally known as the “spare room”, you can give the space more functionality to create a room you use more often. Creating a space with open storage units, a television and some designer furniture can create a space that you find useful weekly. By simply adding some seats, a rug and bookshelves you can have a space to concentrate on reading that could convert into the laundry room by adding an ironing board and wicker wash baskets.
It’s easy to get into a routine of filling a small room with clutter that you don’t want to be seen elsewhere. There are plenty of places around the house or apartment you can be used for storage and using other space will help you open out your small room and make it a room you want to use more regularly.
A final piece of advice is to give the room limited functionality to avoid it becoming cluttered. A games room, washroom or a reading area work well if the room isn’t going to be used as often, and it will give you a reason to keep it looking nice. Whatever idea you have in mind, there are plenty of ways to find inspiration and you can always combine multiple concepts to suit your needs.