Space-saving ideas for your home
Open floor plans, streamlined style and an abundance of natural light define today's well-designed modern homes, but it is not easy to take your eyes off when your living space is limited. The secret to artificial design in a compact modern home lies in knowledgeable furniture choices, a stylish simple color palette and narrow storage solutions. Try these five space-saving ideas to get a roomy style.
Canvass your color options
The right color palette can transform even a small space into an elegant destination. Soft and simple color schemes are most effective. Bleached shades enhance natural light and make small spaces feel larger. Start with a neutral background and then add discrete colors as an artist applies color to a canvas.
Resist the temptation to fill your modern space with small-scale furniture and several accessories that just make the room feel smaller. Invest in a few designer pieces and show them with subtle accents. In your living room, for example, try using hedge tables instead of conventional end tables to accentuate a nice sofa. They help maintain a sense of openness while providing additional space when you need it.
Dual purpose furnishings
Make the most of every inch of space by choosing furniture that serves dual functions, such as an ottoman that acts as a coffee table. To maximize functionality, look for furniture with built-in storage compartments such as a platform bed, bench or window seat. Prioritizing your home activities can inform smart furniture purchases. If you rarely use a desk at home, for example, choose a dining table that can serve that purpose if needed.
Rooms filled with glossy surfaces reflect and magnify natural light, making the interior feel spacious and dynamic. Use decorative mirrors such as artwork, as a table top or as the back walls of built-in cupboards or shelves to expand the space. Tables with glass tops disappear visually, creating an illusion of additional square images.
Finding space to store and display your belongings without having room to look cluttered is challenging enough in a small modern home. It is even more difficult to maintain the open, airy atmosphere that characterizes modern style while simplifying moving and storage. One solution is to choose cabinets and shelves that blend in with the surroundings, allowing you to show your accessories without embracing your contemporary style.
While the space in your modern home may be limited, remember that your style knows no bounds. Let your innate creativity inspire space-saving solutions that express your unique taste and personality.