Chic Small Space Solutions That Bring Big Impact


Chic Small Space Solutions That Bring Big Impact

Size doesn’t always matter. Your small space doesn’t have to suffer just because you don’t have thousands of square feet to deck out. Perhaps it’s an outgrowth of the tiny home movement or perhaps it’s the fact that retailers have gotten smarter about the fact that not every living area can accommodate a grand piano and a couch that seats 20, but there are more chic small-space solutions now than ever before.

You can use a few tips and tricks and some products that have been specifically designed for smaller spaces to create a home that lives large, no matter the size.

It’s all about the scale

Overwhelming your space with furniture that’s too large – or too much of it – will only make it look smaller. “Like Goldie Locks looking for the right bed, one was too big, one too small, and finally one was just right, furniture needs to be just right in a small room,” said Freshome. “A large couch in a small area can overtake the space, while a small couch will seem dwarfed.” Search for “apartment-sized” furniture for right-sized pieces that don’t scrimp on style.

Pottery Barn is on board with the trend. “Their new small space collection was designed to be ‘size-conscious and multifunctional,’ with accessible price points,” said Sunset. The SoMa upholstered sofa “easily folds out for any visitor. It’s comfortable to lounge on during TV binges, too – there’s a double layer of padding that you won’t find on some basic sleepers.”

No eating area? Build it in

You can never go wrong with a banquette. It’s one of our favorite features in a kitchen, and is especially useful in a small space where you need to find a creative way to tuck in an eating area. Look at how charming this banquette is, and it takes up almost no space. For extra functionality, make sure your banquette seats have storage inside.

Reflect… on your backsplash

A few strategically placed mirrors can help bounce light around the room and make spaces look larger, so why not bring them into the kitchen? This mirrored wall greatly expands the visual idea of the kitchen without increasing the square footage.

Create a jewel box in the bathroom

This bathroom may be small, but it lacks for nothing when it comes to style. It’s hard not to be gorgeous with Calacatta marble, but the Waterworks vanity and modern fixtures complete the look. Notice how the open vanity keeps the eye moving, creating the idea of space even though there isn’t much.

Pay attention to color

Conventional rules say to go with light colors in a small room, and that remains the easiest way to keep a petite space from feeling confined. However, “dark hues can work their own type of magic in small places, and more often than not the result is dead classy and much harder to get wrong, said Apartment Therapy. “Rooms lacking architectural character, especially tiny ones… can gain a few style points from a dramatic, deep hue on the walls. A dark color establishes an elegant backdrop that allows you to go as spare on the accessories as you see fit.”
 Don’t Be Afraid of Patterns

You may be afraid of overwhelming your small space with too much pattern, but carefully chosen spots can make the space feel luxe. “Are you crazy for color? A great way to add interest while still maintaining an airy, open look is to paint three walls a light hue and choose a fun wallpaper for a single accent wall,” said HGTV.

A clever use of stripes can also “trick the eye,” they said. Have a narrow space? Go horizontal. If it’s low ceilings you’re dealing with, this a great way to pull the eye up and make the space feel larger and/or accentuate ceiling detail or a snazzy light fixture.

Think smart storage

Finding places to put stuff seems to be a universal challenge, but it may be more difficult in a compact space. Items that do double duty, like these ottomans that open up to reveal storage inside, or these ingenious stairs, can make a small space infinitely more livable.


About thenoelteam

As a Broker with RE/MAX Alliance, I work energetically for my clients whether they are a buyer or seller. I help you achieve your goal of owning a home or getting the best price for your home in the shortest time possible. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in communications and finance, I was licensed in 1977 and since then I have sold over 3600 properties amounting to over $1 billion in sales. I currently rank in the top 10 in home sales for Colorado. I offer the same quality of service and superior communication to all clients, ranging from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates, commercial and income properties, relocations and foreclosures My goal is to provide you with the best representation possible whether you are buying or selling. Over the years, one of the things that I've discovered is that there is a difference in the way individual Realtors do business. For me, I have always felt that honesty and personal integrity are the foundations upon which a successful business and career are built and sustained. I have an extensive background and knowledge base in real estate, including financing, which has enabled me to provide outstanding, quality advice and service not found with many agents today. My commitment to communication creates a positive relationship between my client and myself that results in a successful property sale or purchase. My passion for real estate, commitment to my clients and personal integrity has helped me to achieve success placing me in the top 1% of all brokers in nationwide. In my career, I have earned a number of awards and received considerable recognition for my success but the most significant recognition comes from the fact that over 75% of my business comes from past clients. My success is a true measure of my client satisfaction.
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