Tips – 5 Min

Small spaces? 10 tips to decorate them with style

Tips – 5 Min

Small spaces? 10 tips to decorate them with style

Measuring with small spaces may seem difficult, but with the right solutions combining design and comfort is possible and even challenging!
As in any project, the concept phase is important to detect the architectural characteristics to be considered: proportions and scales, axes and alignments, rhythms and repetitions. These evaluations are fundamental to decide what to highlight, which colors enhance certain peculiarities and which are the possible ways to minimize the critical points. After this phase, it is important to move to “optimization”.

  1. To make the most of the square meters available, the first step is to place, when and where possible, suspended furniture, such as shelves, wall units and wall lamps instead of floor lamps.
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  1. The design industry, moreover, has developed over the years creative solutions of great charm to meet the spread of spaces with small dimensions: folding and multipurpose furniture, wardrobes that hide beds, walls equipped with all the functions useful for the daily management of the environments.
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  1. When we design small rooms, the study of lighting becomes essential! First of all, we must evaluate the contribution of natural light and provide suitable solutions for its integration. Even small rooms require different scenarios: direct light for worktops, soft light to create atmosphere, design lights to give character and brightness to the environment.
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  1. In case natural light is not the strong point of the project, it may be useful to place mirrors in strategic points: a large one to cover an entire wall, a tunnel of different sizes and shapes, on the ground to cover a corner. Mirrors do wonders and help make the space look much bigger!
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  1. Space even smaller? Big carpet! A mini carpet could make the room look smaller.
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  1. Be bold! Small space does not mean white space. It is true that light colors make the space more airy, but darker colors, if expertly used, can make the space precious. The important thing is to remain consistent and decide a color palette that binds all the elements and makes the environments dialogue.
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  1. Emptiness is an element. Thinking about the distribution spaces and the gaps between the objects helps to highlight some chosen pieces and give the right design to the environment, as well as making the space practicable and walkable!
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  1. Another useful trick is to play with scales: standard-sized furniture and large-scale artwork or an oversized piece chosen to accentuate a perspective. The important thing is to choose a few right pieces and place them with criteria.
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  1. In the overall management of the space it is also essential to evaluate the different patterns present in the room. Whether they are applied on seats, cushions or other textiles, patterns must respond to the palette of the project, perhaps incorporating the accent color, and must have the right scale. Also in this case you can play with the different sizes of the patterns to create depth.
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  1. In the end? These are tricks, not rules! Every project has its own soul and, in the words of A. Hadley,

“decorating does not mean making sets, it does not mean making beautiful images for magazines; it is rather creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.”

Measuring with small spaces may seem difficult, but with the right solutions combining design and comfort is possible and even challenging!
As in any project, the concept phase is important to detect the architectural characteristics to be considered: proportions and scales, axes and alignments, rhythms and repetitions. These evaluations are fundamental to decide what to highlight, which colors enhance certain peculiarities and which are the possible ways to minimize the critical points. After this phase, it is important to move to “optimization”.

  1. To make the most of the square meters available, the first step is to place, when and where possible, suspended furniture, such as shelves, wall units and wall lamps instead of floor lamps.
arredare casa
  1. The design industry, moreover, has developed over the years creative solutions of great charm to meet the spread of spaces with small dimensions: folding and multipurpose furniture, wardrobes that hide beds, walls equipped with all the functions useful for the daily management of the environments.
arredare casa
  1. When we design small rooms, the study of lighting becomes essential! First of all, we must evaluate the contribution of natural light and provide suitable solutions for its integration. Even small rooms require different scenarios: direct light for worktops, soft light to create atmosphere, design lights to give character and brightness to the environment.
arredare casa
  1. In case natural light is not the strong point of the project, it may be useful to place mirrors in strategic points: a large one to cover an entire wall, a tunnel of different sizes and shapes, on the ground to cover a corner. Mirrors do wonders and help make the space look much bigger!
arredare casa
  1. Space even smaller? Big carpet! A mini carpet could make the room look smaller.
arredare casa
  1. Be bold! Small space does not mean white space. It is true that light colors make the space more airy, but darker colors, if expertly used, can make the space precious. The important thing is to remain consistent and decide a color palette that binds all the elements and makes the environments dialogue.
arredare casa
  1. Emptiness is an element. Thinking about the distribution spaces and the gaps between the objects helps to highlight some chosen pieces and give the right design to the environment, as well as making the space practicable and walkable!
arredare casa
  1. Another useful trick is to play with scales: standard-sized furniture and large-scale artwork or an oversized piece chosen to accentuate a perspective. The important thing is to choose a few right pieces and place them with criteria.
arredare casa
  1. In the overall management of the space it is also essential to evaluate the different patterns present in the room. Whether they are applied on seats, cushions or other textiles, patterns must respond to the palette of the project, perhaps incorporating the accent color, and must have the right scale. Also in this case you can play with the different sizes of the patterns to create depth.
arredare casa
  1. In the end? These are tricks, not rules! Every project has its own soul and, in the words of A. Hadley,

“decorating does not mean making sets, it does not mean making beautiful images for magazines; it is rather creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.”

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