Living here is Weston and throughout South Florida, keeping your interior design look fresh and up to date can be a challenge.
While it is fair to say that most people prefer to live in a larger room, sometimes circumstances prevent us from exercising our wishes. You may have just moved to a new city and are renting a small apartment as you look for a house. Maybe a small home is all you can afford at the moment.
Whatever it is, living in a tiny bedroom can cause you to feel claustrophobic, especially if the room is crowded with your possessions or your things are too big for the space. Thankfully, by using smart design choices, you can easily restore your cramped room to a place of calm, orderly peace.
Paint Everything the Same Color
Think of when you’re outside, looking at the sky. Does it not feel open and free? In the same way, by painting the walls, floors, and ceiling of a room the same color (preferably white), one can create a similar effect. The walls will feel far less cramped as they blend into each other, creating the feel of a larger space.
Use Floating Shelves
By installing floating shelves, more floor space is created, leaving the room feel more spread out. Additionally, floating shelves will often give the place an “airy” effect, making the room seem more significant than it actually is.
Have a Bed with Built-in Drawers
Building or buying a bed with drawers underneath is the perfect way to increase your storage area while maximizing the bedroom space available to you. High-quality two-in-one pieces are readily available at many furniture stores, such as Ikea.
Choose a Low-slung Bed
Lowering your bed is one of the quickest and easiest ways to achieve the illusion of space. Low- profile beds leave more room above them, which makes the bedroom seem more substantial than it indeed is.
Get Rid of the Extra Pillows
Having too many pillows on your bed crowds the room. By taking away those unnecessary pillows, the minimal bedding left behind leaves the room feeling nice and spacious. If you need more support at night, no problem; simply lay a few standard pillows flat. Still, want an accent pillow? Then just keep one or two at most.
Replace the Headboard
Take out the headboard and install a wall-mounted shelf. Similarly to what we mentioned earlier about floating shelves, this minimizes the excess in the room and helps to create the illusion of openness.
Choose a Thin Bed Frame
Large, clunky bed frames overwhelm small spaces. Instead of using a big structure, opting instead for a bed with a more streamlined look. If you can get a style with sleek tapered legs or delicate features, even better, for these styles create a sense of airflow around the bed.
Minimize the Bedding
While we do not blame you in the slightest for wanting large blankets and quilts, they are just too large for small spaces. Try utilizing simple bedding, with clean lines and breezy fabrics, that will help your room feel open and spacious. For warmth without the bulk, try a beautiful wool blanket.
Ken Golen Interior Design Service
Overall, one must be careful when obtaining a historic designation; yet, it is such a neat thing to have for many homeowners and is worth the research. Need a pro to help? Contact Ken Golen Designs for high-quality interior design and well-reputed service throughout Weston and South Florida.