As a landscape and interior designer are the design challenges of a small space everyday event. There are sofas and planters that do not fit through doors, unappealing views of neighboring buildings, and the need to maximize every square meter of real estate in the most attractive way. To help people who may be surprised by the idea of trying to design their own little space, here are some general guidelines to help you get the way to design like a professional. Here they are:
Small spaces will feel bigger the less clutter that it seems to be. Having lots of unique, free time closets and dressers will sometimes make the space feel smaller and more hodgepodge. Consider having a streamlined built-in interior instead of storage of books, clothes and other items.
MAXIMIZE THE SPACE
Do not let any corner waste in a small space. Use the vertical height of the room by having the cabinets cover up to the ceiling wherever possible. Choose furniture pieces that can serve more than one operation. Murphy beds are a great way to make the space more useful for different functions – ie. bedroom at night and work area of the office during the day. Mirrors can also help to make the space a little bigger. Opt for fewer, larger furniture, rather than a lot of smaller ones. A connection should be between inside and outside, so the garden seems to flow like a natural extension of the interior space. It is important to create a sense of rhythm and flow that is as seamless and beautiful.
It is interesting how groups of three things usually look better than a group of two or four. For some reason, individual groups work better and stand out more visibly than even paired pairs. It is easier to create symmetry in even numbers of groups, but strange numbers are more dynamic and visual attractive.
One of the most important effects of space in space is the description. It's important to have a mix of tasks, accents and environmental lighting to make the space at once both visually attractive and as functional as possible. For outdoor space, try mixing high-voltage lighting and low voltage illumination mixed with the plants themselves. For indoors, a mix of headlights and soft ambient lights is usually ideal.
WHY LONG SPACE?
Longer space can be broken into a separate "room" to help create a more consistent and closer sense. The deck and deck can be easily divided by having part of the space used for one task – ie. dining room and other things for something else, ie comfortable lounge. A large living room can have a cozy conversation area and a separate area to curl on its own with a good book. Furniture and mats can be put in a way to create separation in different spaces for the sense of multiple rooms all in one place.
COLOR SCHEMES THAT WORK
It is generally useful to design a room or suburb with a single dominant color in mind, together with another color and a third color. If there is any furniture, choose the colors that already exist in the largest pattern of furniture. To make the space better, try to use the dark colors on the floor level (ie wood floors or rugs) that are painted with colored walls and furnished with a bright ceiling in the ceiling, the same as the earth is dark on the ground floor and brightest when looking up in the sky. Light colors will usually make a space that looks bigger than darker colors. On the other hand, dark colors will make little space emotionally – add some soft fabrics like velvet or wool to make it even better.
MIX IT UP
Contrasts are one of the most important features of a good design. Square and rectangular shapes often look more interesting when paired with one or two circular shapes. Contrast can also be created by combining colors in high contrast or using a slightly different texture – such as a fluffy white pillow on a smooth leather sofa. Ask what the current style of the space is and then come with furniture and fixtures that mostly fit that style, but do not be afraid to put in a few touches that are a little different. For example, modern air with a lot of metal and clean lines could look more interesting with some soft, round molded blades.
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS
Every well-designed space should have something that draws your eyes on it immediately. It could be a fireplace, artwork, color scheme, great view or furniture – whatever it is, it has star energy and people can do nothing but look at it. The focus will also put the mood in the room as playful, formal, traditional, modern, artistic, rough, etc. Do not be afraid to use a large focal length sparingly, like one big painting, in a small space, especially in a color that decreases (like blue) to make the space bigger. One big piece of furniture, like a four-poster bed, can also make the room better than it really is.