Decorating Your Small Space

Do you often wonder what makes a room nice and cosy? Well, with the use of a few tips and strategies implemented by a number of professional interior designers you too can also achieve desired results. Although there are no fixed set of rules, interior designers do follow and amend these design fundamentals to suit design scheme. Remember that not all spaces are the same, making it difficult to judge what decor scheme would work in one and not in another.

Before beginning with the decor redesign of the room it is always advised to completely empty the room of all movable furniture and fixtures. Before getting started on the layout plan either use software or even sketch a raft design on paper. After of design are sketched the next step is to scale and proportion. Scaling can be done by taping-out the floor positioning the furniture and other elements you plan to place. Proportion is highly significant in a small space. Large or bulkier pieces of furniture would make the room look a lot smaller and cluttered.

Therefore, before heading out to buying a piece of furniture that you had your eyes on further redecorate it would be wise to first scale it before it is paid for. Interior designers also make use of four down options for desks and tables with little bit of ingenuity and creativity. Corners and a new spaces are most suitable for four down pieces of furniture. Fold down furniture works especially well in dining rooms and kitchen areas.

Interior designers often recommend making the most of the walls in your house. Walls can be used to create open shelves from the floor bottom to the ceiling or even just storage spaces adjoining the ceiling of the room. Open shelves are always preferred in tiny spaces as it helps in opening up the room.


Kitchen Layout Ideas: Plan A Kitchen Layout

Modern kitchens have today become the nerve center of every household, a space that is host to a number of activities from every member of the household. Whether it is the kids that use the countertops to finish their homework or for the evenings where you enjoy a chilled glass of wine, the kitchen space has transformed from only being a space to prepare a meal. keeping the ever evolving needs of the kitchen space, emphasis on the design of the layout and placement of furniture, appliances, countertops and accessories are more focus on the ever before.

What homeowners have realized is that the more conducive the plan is for a multi-functional space, the more the family spends time in it. Therefore traditional layouts such as the L shaped layout, U shaped layout, parallel kitchen, peninsular kitchen etc have been modified. Open kitchens is an example is a example of modern kitchens being transformed in multi-functional spaces. based on the types of space available, professionals design kitchens first positioning the placement of the sink, refrigerator and stove.

These basic elements form the kitchen triangle and is at the core of any design plan. On fitting these elements, the next aspect is to design the placement of the countertops. a minimum of two countertops are recommended in every kitchen. One being the ‘wet’ counter area which is usually nearly the sink and the other the ‘dry’ area which is used for prep. Additionally modern kitchens also try to include another countertop for serving or simply to entertain or socialize.  These are usually island counters with extended countertop space with high stools for seating.