WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019,/EbizNewswire/ — Small apartments are increasingly becoming more common, especially in big cities. But small doesn’t mean cramped! Harold Jimmy Simms discusses how to open up small spaces.
If you’ve ever looked at the real estate market lately you’ll notice that smaller apartments and spaces are increasingly becoming more common. Larger flats are being subdivided and people are realizing that they don’t need as much space as they once did. 430 square feet might sound like a tiny space – and in some respects it is – but it’s an extremely livable space with a lot of potential; if you know how to decorate it correctly. Below we’ll take a look at some ways of making small spaces feel larger with the help of interior design expert Harold Jimmy Simms.
Paint a room with light colors – ceiling included
While dark colors tend to give a room more ambiance and mood, they make it feel close and cramped. Harold Jimmy Simms recommends opting to paint your small in light colors instead. The reason for this is because light colors such as white, beige or light yellow, reflects light instead of absorbing it, giving the room a much more airy and bright feel, and instantly making it feel bigger than it really is.
Make use of multi-purpose furniture
“In small rooms, it’s essential that your furniture can be used for more than one purpose.” Harold Jimmy Simms says. “Coffee tables that double as storage, couches that can be used as sleeper beds for guests, fold-up tables that disappear when not in use.” Doing this will go a long way to making you space feel less cluttered as you’ll have less furniture while still retaining the functionality of a much larger room.
Strategically place mirrors
“When it comes to making a room feel bigger,” Harold Jimmy Simms says. “Mirrors are a godsend.” Place them strategically in your room so that they reflect the most amount of light; generally, the best place for this is in front of a window that gets a lot of sunlight. Otherwise, hanging a large mirror above a couch, cabinet or bureau is a great way of creating the illusion that the room is actually twice the size that it actually is. For added effect, use a number of different mirrors in the same room.