The best interior design tricks for small homes and apartments

Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Mirror magic

Make a small space seem larger with the clever use of mirrors. Place mirrors adjacent to or opposite windows to bounce light around and improve the natural light levels of a room. If your budget doesn’t run to a few statement mirrors, then create a gallery effect by clustering a few disparate small mirrors together for an attractive, eclectic look.

White and light

It’s the classic choice for small space, but it’s become so for a reason, white works, helping to make small spaces seem lighter, brighter and larger. In a narrow space, like a hallway or a small bathroom, use paint with light reflective properties to enhance the effect even more.

Superb sight lines help

Give thought as to how you could open up space in your property and improve the sightlines within it. This can be achieved simply by including furniture you can see through. Philippe Starck’s ghost chair is a prime example here.

Your future furniture

When choosing furniture look out for multifunctional items that will help you in more ways than one; and keep an eye out for items that include hidden storage, like a footstool in which you could keep your latest magazines for example.   

Decisive de-cluttering     

Achieving a de-cluttered look is crucial to make the most of your space, but it is one of the most difficult things to achieve in a small property, but put your mind to it, and you will reap the benefits. If you can’t face the prospect of de-cluttering a whole room, start small, with one cupboard for example, and your achievements will spur you on. Alternatively, tackle your de-cluttering by category, e.g. kitchen utensils, books, ornaments, then clothes.  

So there you have a few interior design tricks you could use to make a small home seem larger. Now it’s time to get started, and before long your home will be looking brighter and better than ever.