There is no bigger challenge for designers than rearranging too small spaces. You know how day say: “small room brings big troubles”. And really, giving a new look to a miniature living room can become stressful and tricky job. This is why majority of householders leave this job to professions. There is nothing bad in hiring people who are specialized in decoration small spaces, but we are convinced everyone can do it. Of course, this requires some work, but we are not talking about mining or something like that for god sake.
Here are a few tips of professional designers you can use to convert your mini living room into a cozy place. If you do this, you will not be freaking out every time when your friends need to come to visit you.
Use appropriate appliances
As we all know, a living room is one of the most used rooms in the house, meaning that we spend a lot time there. It is also a room where we hang around with our beloved or guests. So, having a bunch of “plus size” devices in such small room would be disaster. You should use smaller units instead. For example, if you want a beverage center right under the window, you should pick smaller models like those from Danby or Avanti. It is obvious that you do not want to fulfill your small living space with giant electric appliances, even if they look so cool.
Creativity is the only thing you will need in this situation. You will have to think outside the box if you want to make your apartment visually bigger. There are many great ways in which you can do it. For example, you can use magic of mirrors or colorful wallpapers. One of the biggest problems with small rooms is that they lack of natural light. With a properly positioned mirrors and appropriate wallpapers, your room will look not only bigger, but also lighter. The best place to position a mirror is just across window, because it will reflect natural light and spread it all over room.
When it comes to wallpaper colors, it is all up to you. But, remember, darker colors make surrounding space smaller. You do not have to worry about this because white is always in trend.
Use as much space as you can
Things like hidden storages and beds with specialized boxes are ideal solution for small apartments. For example, IKEA has really nice multi-functional furniture that can be used in different situation. The same as with home appliances, you should avoid big pieces.
Bring nature in your home
Even if it does not sound like this, having more plants in your apartment will make it bigger and “deeper”. Green plants are great because they fill naked corners, making them more natural. Green color mixed up with mirrors and bright wallpapers can make wonders. If you do not believe, just try it. There is always time for hiring a professional.