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The design of a small room requires a special approach. In this article, we share with you recommendations that will help you create the perfect interior of a small space!


How to Choose Furniture for a Small Room

If possible, choose furniture according to the following rules:

1. Give preference to suspended (cantilever) furniture and furniture on legs. They obscure the floor less and this "increases" the space.

2. Use low furniture (lower than the lowered arm). Such items (sofas, dressers, cabinets, tables) will not clutter the room and the room will look larger.

3. Furniture of light colors, with glossy or glass surfaces, furniture made of glass or transparent plastic will "enlarge" the room.

4. Integrate large cabinets into the walls or mask them under the walls so as to hide them.

5. Follow the correct proportions. The dimensions of the furniture should correspond to the size of the room. A huge sofa in a small room will increase the feeling of tightness and vice versa.

6. Use multifunctional transforming furniture.

Storage Organization: How to Reduce the Number of Things to Make the Room Look More Spacious

You need to organize storage according to the principle of "hide everything that can be hidden." The less everything is scattered around the room, the bigger it will look. Do not bend the stick with open shelves, minimize their number.

Paradoxically, dressing rooms are most relevant in small rooms. You can hide almost all things there, leaving the interior clean and tidy.

Using Mirrors: How to use mirrors to create the illusion of space

Mirroring a room can create the illusion of doubling the size. But use mirrors carefully. For example, a mirror at the end of a narrow corridor can make it even longer and narrower.

You can also use a mirror to create the illusion of a window or door opening in the wall, which also visually enlarges the room.

Wall Design: How to Use Color, Texture and Other Elements to Make a Space Bigger

To create the illusion of a large space, it is necessary to confuse the brain so that it is difficult for it to determine where the boundaries of the floor lie, or to visually distance these boundaries. If the wall and the floor have the same color, the border between them disappears and it becomes difficult to determine the real size of the room.

The upper part of the walls, painted in the color of the ceiling, will visually "increase" the area of ​​the ceiling, and therefore the entire room. This technique has a downside, because this is how we "reduce" the height of the walls. Therefore, it will only work well in rooms with high ceilings.

Use doors with glass. This will add "air" to the room and make it seem larger.

Avoid large prints and patterns in decoration, they will "shrink" the room. On the floor, parquet, boards or tiles of small formats or a seamless material with a homogeneous texture will look better.

Do not use curtains. Open windows will add space. Classic curtains "eat up" a significant part of the room.

Use of Light: How to Make a Room More Spacious with the Help of Natural and Artificial Lighting

Lack of light makes the brain perceive the room as smaller. Therefore, first of all, it is necessary to ensure good lighting.

When choosing curtains, pay attention so that they do not interfere with natural lighting during the day. Wash windows more often. In order for the window to give more light, paint the window slopes in light colors.

There will be the following recommendations for artificial lighting: bright diffused light from the ceiling and local illumination of active areas will visually "enlarge" the room. Evenly illuminate the room, get rid of dark and unlit corners.

Do not use the currently popular perimeter lighting in small rooms, it will only emphasize the small size of the room.


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