If you don’t manage your interior or living space effectively, life in a condo can be quite dirty! Little rooms, small furnishings, huge buildings; life in a condo may be very untidy if you don’t set yourself up for organizational success! Every available area in your condo must be carefully considered. Here are a few ideas for organizing and decorating that will make your small space feel larger.
Let’s begin from the very beginning. There’s nothing like having too many things to make a tiny area seem claustrophobic. Purchase or replace the furniture in the appropriate quantity and, more importantly, size.
Don’t overcrowd your walls with artwork. To prevent being visually overwhelmed and feeling “suffocated,” leave more blank walls. When there’s too much going on, the space might seem cramped and frantic. A messy room seems to be smaller right away. A single enormous artwork is more effective than a collection of tiny ones. Maintain as much space on the floor as feasible. One of the most crucial methods to preserve a feeling of openness is to do so. Remove huge rugs to provide the impression of greater space on the floor.
A room with too many toys and furnishings seems to be smaller. The more you have lying about your home, the more cluttered it will seem. Every object should be kept in its own storage space. Every time anything new comes into the home, something old should be discarded.
Create a focal point—one spot that will grab the eye—when designing a tiny space. This will most likely be the table in the dining room. It will most likely be the bed in the bedroom. You can quickly direct people’s attention to a certain location. Try to arrange the furniture in such a way that the emphasis is pulled to that location, such as facing chairs towards a wall or a window, while keeping the rest of the space basic and minimalistic. Things will seem ordered and open in the area that is visible if they are nicely organized and out of sight.
– Invest in multifunctional furniture
Furniture has a tendency to take up a lot of room. It is possible to prevent this by having one piece of furniture serve as two. There’s a whole furniture category dedicated to it. Multi-functional furniture is what it’s called.
Consider the following scenario:
- Nesting tables that you can tuck away if they are not needed
- A coffee table in the form of a chest
- A dining table that can be expanded
- A table that can be folded
- Under the bed storage drawers.
- Sofa that converts to a bed
To optimize the open space, place bigger pieces of furniture against blank walls. Some of the furniture may be the same color as the walls, which is a great trick.
The color of your walls has a significant influence on the appearance of your space. To give the illusion of a larger space, choose lighter and softer hues; these colors seem to be further away from us. Darker and warmer hues seem to be moving closer to us. With those two notions, you may alter the form of a room, making it seem bigger or longer. Using brighter colors on the walls, for example, helps the room look larger by allowing the eye to move freely throughout the space.
Also, proportion your furniture to the room’s size and avoid blocking passageways. You can free up space and make it seem bigger by shifting furniture away from paths.
Place furniture in such a way that it draws the attention to the room’s longest straight line (diagonal point). When furniture is placed at an angle, the attention is drawn to the longer distance rather than the shorter wall.
Smaller furniture with clean straight lines will make your area seem larger. Choose a bookshelf that is floor-to-ceiling height to make your ceiling seem extremely high. There will be more room for your books and other small items! There are also those teeny-tiny areas where you can’t seem to fit anything because you’re worried you won’t be able to access it once it’s there. Make a pull-out built-in shelf out of this area. Store spices or other little jars that always seem to be in disarray in it! You can spice up your supper without having to go through all of your dozen spice jars in no time!
Select a couch and chairs with exposed legs and open arms. This enables light to pass through the furnishings, making the space look larger and more open. Glass tables will also help to create the illusion of more open space.
– Think about making your condo bright
Allowing natural light into the room brightens the space and makes it seem bigger. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, lighting fixtures like well-placed lamps facing blank walls or clean ceilings might provide some creative effects. You can also consider swapping out your lightbulbs for ‘daylight bulbs’ rather than ‘warm bulbs’. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference one tiny change can make.
If you have access to natural light, bringing it into your house via wide windows can quickly link the interior to the outside, allowing you to expand your living space. If the view isn’t to your liking, juse sheer window coverings.
– Have a mirror on the wall
If you place mirrors in the right places, they may make your space seem bigger. Consider where they should be placed in relation to light sources. They reflect light throughout the space, making it look bigger. It’s extremely useful to place a mirror near a window to reflect the outside. Because mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light, this method may be used at any time of day or night.
Small condominium owners may find mirrors to be one of the most useful things. You may make your space seem larger depending on how you position them, where you put them, and how many you put in. You don’t want to create a fun-house but floor-length mirrors, for example, might make your space seem taller. Its lengthy design leads the attention upwards, while the mirror effect gives the appearance of more space.
– Prioritize quality over quantity.
Instead of a congested gallery wall with smaller pieces, choose one big piece of art or a wall accent if you have a tiny area and want to display wall décor. Limit a gallery wall with smaller pieces to one wall and go basic large-scale on the other walls in the space if you absolutely want one. It’s also OK to keep certain walls blank, as previously said, to avoid the area appearing crowded and overpowering.
– Hang your TV on the wall
Spend a hundred dollars and get rid of that TV stand, cable box and obnoxious cords. Buy a system to conceal all of your cords and boxes away in a cabinet. This is one of our favourite tricks to instantly make a home feel more modern and less cluttered.
– Utilize Glass Doors & Partitions
Small condominiums often have the same number of walls as larger condos, but with a smaller footprint. So, obtain the floor blueprints, consult an architect, and maybe even a designer. This will ensure that you are not tearing down structurally important walls.
If you have the luxury of removing non-structural walls, consider replacing them with glass walls. As needed, use drapes for privacy. Glass doesn’t have to be limited to windows; you can also use glass doors or glass-like materials in furniture to create the idea of a larger room, more light, and a more premium feel.
– Learn what to do with smaller areas of your home
Every condo has a variety of rooms, some of which are bigger than others. Smaller regions, on the other hand, should not be wholly overlooked. In fact, you may make excellent use of them to help fill in the gaps in your condo’s interior space. It all depends on what you want to place within them in terms of products or furniture.
For example, if you have a tiny space in your kitchen, you may turn it into a small pantry. You’ll be able to store smaller goods here, such as spices, sauces, and other delicacies. Not only will this make things easier, but it will also free up room in other places.