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Planning Your Furniture Scale & Layout

Planning Your Furniture Scale & Layout

Designing Small Spaces

Designing Small Spaces

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

A MINI CLASS ON A BIG TOPIC (AND THAT TOPIC IS FURNITURE PLANNING)

Furniture planning is one of the biggest, most enjoyable creative challenges of design. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense for us to get in the business of telling you exactly how to do it… because that misses the point entirely! What we will provide you with is helpful best practices and considerations for designing rooms both small and large. Just know that there isn’t a one size fits all solution — and that’s where the fun part comes in, fellow designer! Time to put your problem-solving hat on.

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Source: Angela Bailey
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HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

HOW TO DESIGN TRICKY AND SMALL SPACES

If designing a small space often feels like trying to complete an overcomplicated puzzle, you aren’t alone. Small spaces are the ninjas of design! They have to accomplish several functions all at once, with a lot of restrictions. The reality is that most of us, especially apartment dwellers in major cities, don’t have the luxury of designing a large space. In fact, some of us might even prefer to have a small space! When well-designed, they can be extremely organized and cozy.

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Keep these tips in mind when designing a small (and multi-functional) space:

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If your space is really small and you want to make the most use of it, Include smaller furniture pieces to avoid clutter and allow for a better flow. What would be even better, you ask? Flexible furniture solutions so you can move things around!

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Add wall mirrors to enhance the visual depth of the space. Mirrors also reflect light, so your small space will feel a bit bigger.

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The more you keep off the floor, the more space you will have! Try to keep all decorative lighting on the wall (sconces) or the ceiling (with pendants or surface mounts) so you can save on precious floor and surface space.

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Colors and textures are your best friends. If you keep the colors simpler/more neutral and vary the textures in the space, you’ll give off the illusion of an airier space. On the other hand, if you’re a color lover, try painting the ceiling a bold or dark color — this can make the space feel bigger (and it looks really good too!).

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You might be dreaming about a large burl wood desk to work from (understandable) — but in reality, that’s going to take up too much precious space. Try opting for a foldable table or smaller table that can double for dining when you aren’t working.

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When space is limited, every corner of the room counts! Try and be selective about the pieces you bring in. Everything should serve a purpose (and yes, a purpose can solely be to bring you immense joy).

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Not every space will allow for it, but if you can, try to create a grand moment by selecting a couple of large pieces to stand out in the room.

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