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MAXIMISING SPACE IN THE HOME WITH GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN

June 8th, 2016

In modern homes the one real premium is always space. Whether we are creating interior designs for country houses or luxury apartments there is never enough space. One of the key challenges we take on with all interior design work is maximising the space available to you. With that in mind we thought we would share some of our best tips for increasing your space.

Tip 1: Built in is better

Whenever we look at a room we like to see how much practical space can be saved using built in wardrobes, shelving and cupboards. The few centimetres that tend to fall behind most furniture and skirting boards can add a lot when taken across an entire room.

Our favourite tip here is to have floor to ceiling bookcases and shelving in living areas and built in wardrobes in bedrooms. This maximises space and gives plenty of storage to declutter your rooms.

Tip 2: Use Height

Most people fail to utilise the space that we don’t actually use for living. There are vast, hard to reach, areas that are perfect for displaying art, adding a touch of aesthetic flair or for storing rarely used items.

High shelves or storage cupboards are your friends here and will let you increase the actual living space and storage space available.

Tip 3: Use Walls

When it comes to interior design walls are often our best canvas to create an impression but there are certain rooms where walls really can be dedicated to space saving. The most important is the kitchen where racks, hooks and magnetic strips allows you to store all your saucepans, knives and cooking utensils on the walls rather than cupboards – showing off your culinary excellence and saving space.

Tip 4: Use Creative Furniture

Modern furniture often lets you mix storage with design. There are now sofas that double up as storage, bookcases and the more traditional sofa beds. There are tables that double up as entertainment centres and a variety of clever inventions to maximise space – many of which have a fantastic level of artistic and aesthetic appeal.

Tip 5: Move Your Bed

Beds take up a lot of space that could be used for other things. Whilst you might think a bunk bed is out of the question there are now plenty of modern designs for adults that are both stylish and comfortable – including ones with TV’s and even kitchens built underneath. You can also consider suspending beds from the ceiling by building supports and platforms for them – allowing you to often double the size of small studios or one bedroom flats.

The final Thought: Manage your Mind

How we perceive our living space contributes to the feeling of space we have. You can make a room feel bigger by increasing natural and artificial light or adding mirrors to strategic locations. You can also use natural light colours and natural objects to create a feeling of being outside and in space.

Author: Carolina Sandri

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