Expanding Small Spaces

Apartments and small houses are undoubtedly feeling much smaller now that they are doing double-duty as a living and working space for the foreseeable future. Our Interior Designers have come up with a list of tricks you can use in your home right now to make small spaces feel larger:

Minimize Clutter: Clutter increases stress! Keep your linear surfaces clean and free of unnecessary items. Place a trash can where you open the mail to immediately discard what’s trash and avoid making piles. Pack away items you no longer need. Things can be packed in boxes or bags in closets and donated at a later time when it is considered safe to do so. This is a great time to purge!

Rearrange Your Furniture: It’s understandable that many people set up their furniture arrangements when they move in and never give it another thought. Use some of your extra time at home and recruit the whole family into experimenting with different ways to arrange furniture to make your space more efficient, more appropriate for working from home and to create a better flow. Be sure pathways are clear and wide enough for unobstructed passage. Keep moving until your room feels larger!

Draw The Eye Up: Vertical space is something you already have in your home or apartment, put it to use! Hanging plants from the ceiling or placing plants or other items on tall shelves will draw the eye up and give the illusion of a larger room. It also adds joy in place of empty space on the walls up there. You can also create a gallery wall of photos and art that extends upward which will look very grand and add to the appearance that your space is larger than it is!

If you are feeling a bit challenged by any of this, we are available remotely by phone, email, text, Zoom, and FaceTime to help guide you through making the most of your small space! Contact us at info@designstudio312.com or 856-656-6717 for more information and to make an appointment.