Tips For Furnishing Small Spaces In South Florida

Dated: 04/14/2017

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Tips for Furnishing Small Places

a1City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often decide to live in condominiums, apartments, lofts, or tiny houses. The secret to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it useful while utilizing the right design to make a roomier, airy feeling. Below are a few guidelines to help make this happen, wherever your small space may be.





Picking a Color Palette

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Choosing the best color scheme is definitely important to small interior design. Even though clearly still a matter of personal preference, it is ideal to go with light colors throughout. It is not uncommon to see a whole space colored white or in shades of neutrals as these colors tend to create a much roomier feeling. Other cool colors such as light shades of blue or gray could also establish this particular effect. Bolder color can be added in décor items or even as an accent wall. In cases where bolder wall color is utilized, an abundance of normal light should be present in order to maintain that bigger, roomy feeling.A much lighter palette should also be considered when choosing flooring, cabinetry and even home furniture. Lighter stains of wood, painted wood or tile and carpet options help to further improve the feel of a larger space.




Let the Light In

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Natural light is the absolute best means to establish the feel of a much larger, airier room. Welcome the light into your space wherever possible, and do your best not to block its path.Pick window treatments such as blinds or sheers that easily open and close, welcoming in the sunlight during daylight hours but maintaining privacy at night. Hang your curtain rods high and select curtains that hang to the floor. This helps in creating the feel of a taller space.


Take Advantage of a Small Kitchen Space

a4A practical kitchen design continues to be paramount to taking full advantage of a small space. Keep it open, light and utilitarian. Incorporate a breakfast bar with stools that tuck underneath neatly. Workspace and paths to the refrigerator, sink and kitchen stove should remain clear and easily accessible. Think about stacking appliances if you can. A pull-out pantry and cabinetry with pull-out drawers could be helpful when space is at a premium. To ensure you are taking full advantage of all cabinet and storage space, move large or bulky store-bought items to airtight containers or canisters for stacking. Consider a pot rack to further save on cabinet space and maintain a practical working space. Countertop items must also be functional and kept to a minimum.




Decorating Any Small Space:

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 Function first! Furniture, wall design and storage capabilities are all important considerations when decorating a small space.Choose furniture that serves a double purpose. Use a large trunk or something comparable for a coffee table to provide precious storage space. Consider tables with leafs that can be stored compact and used in full when you plan for company. Table ensembles with benches also make a very good option and utilize minimal space.Built-in dressers are another great space-saving option, as are daybeds or even Murphy beds for studio spaces or in rooms that might serve a double purpose.Keep wall design to a minimum! Consider a couple of large pieces of art, but add mirrors without question. They create an illusion of a larger space by adding dimension and also aid in the dispersion of natural light throughout your space, further enhancing a roomier feel.Incorporate shelving whenever you can, making use of your vertical wall space. Add decorative baskets under benches, coffee or end tables, and even underneath mattresses to maximize storage space and keep your tiny space clean.Decorating a tiny space can be significantly challenging, but by keeping these tips in mind when decorating your studio, condo or multipurpose room, you will create a much larger feel.


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