Are you living in a tiny house and tired of the small square footage? Before you think about spending a lot of money to invest in a bigger house, you might want to pause. Is there a way to make the most of the space in your small dwelling? The answer is yes. All you need is some smart ideas.
Let’s start with the living room. “Creating a sense of space in your design requires careful strategizing of scale and proportions. One of the most important aspects of ‘making space’ is to stay organized,” he says at RSDA said Rakhee Bedi and Shobhit Kumar. Here are some concrete ways to make the most of your available space.
Consider an open floor plan
If you are redesigning your home or have the budget to make structural changes, you may want to knock down some walls to free up areas. The ideal open floor plan should be between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The lack of walls creates a sense of openness. If major structural changes are not possible, the doors between these spaces can also be removed. “To increase volume, dividing space by function rather than solid partitions is essential,” says Vivek Singh Rathore of Salient.
Choose a bright color palette
Using muted colors for your living room walls will reflect light and make the space appear larger and fresher. Replacing dark grays and blues with colors like white, beige, and cream creates the illusion of a larger space. Try shades of the same base color. For a pop of color, incorporate bright accessories and plants. “A light color on the walls blurs the line between wall and ceiling, essentially making the ceiling appear higher. This also applies to flooring. For maximum effect, use light tiles or wood. Please,” says Pankaj Poddar of Hipcouch.