The Most popular seven Biggest Small Space Design Mistakes and How You Can Stop that

The Most popular seven Biggest Small Space Design Mistakes and How You Can Stop that

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1. Not thoughtfully customizing and maximizing the storage space you do have

We're looking at you,vertical space, under-the-bed space,over the door space and more.shelves above doors and other tricks of the organizing trade.It means taking inventory of the storage your home came with and figuring out how you can take it to the next level .

2. Using out-of-proportion furniture

This doesnt necessarily mean only use extra small furniture for extra small spaces.It means look to proportions to guide your design decisions.Abig sectional that stretches from wall to wall,for instance,might look better in a tiny living room than an extra small love seat, because small seating might accentuate the fact that the room is small, while a large sofa could make it feel cozy.Or a petite square dining table might work better in a small dining room when it gives extra room to squeeze around it.

3. Having too much of everything

When space is at a minimum you just cant indulge your collecting urges and have a ton of anything from pots and pans to art to furniture,paring down will start to become apleasure when you see how much airier your space feels.

4. Not thinking it through

Its pays to really sit down with a floor plan of your tiny space and some scale furniture to test layouts.Consider furniture that could pull double duty.Really experiment with different ideas to see which way the space feels best for you.Your first furniture placement instincts might not be the best ones and the best solution might not come to you without some thorough planning,first.

5. Breaking the space up too much

You want to be careful with layouts,room dividers,wall paint strategies and even rugs in small spaces  you could be visually breaking up your space into even smaller areas that are making the whole area feel cluttered and compartmentalized. Consider continuous,unbroken floor and wall surfaces if your space is feeling too tight.

6. Being afraid to go bold

We wont deny it:Light colors do visually expand a space and make it seem abit bigger than it maybe is.But we've spoken before about the dramatic effects dark wall colors and luxurious furnishings can have on a small space,too. As with many design ideas,the best practice for a small space is to commit to one design direction and really milk it.

7. Not using negative space to your advantage

In small spaces,its even more vital to give your eyes a break as it scans rooms full of your belongings.Don't feel like youve got to fill every space up; not every wall needs art,not every sofa needs a coffee table.

What small space design mistakes have you made before and learned from Share in the comments below.

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