With houses getting smaller in Singapore, many of us find ourselves lost about how to make the most of the space. Keep reading for some great tips on how to make a small room look spacious!
Make sure there is plenty of light
Believe it or not, lighting makes a lot of difference. Put up soft, light curtains and keep them open in the day to bring in all the natural light. You can also install plenty of light bulbs along the walls of the room, it’ll create the illusion of a larger room when they are on. The idea is to spread the light out, so if you do not have many wall-mounted lights, you can always use lamps instead. It is also clever to position them all so that the light bounces off a mirror.
Keep the colour scheme bright, light and cheerful
Colour scheme makes a big difference to a small bedroom. Dark colours make it look smaller while light colours will enlarge the room. You can use pastel greens, blues, purples and pinks as well as white as much as possible. A monochrome scheme for your furniture is not a bad idea either.
Positioning the furniture
When positioning the customised furniture, you might find yourself changing things around a few times. Try to keep things against the wall in an L, leaving part of the floor and one wall empty. It is also a good idea to keep the furniture on the floor to a minimum; a bed, a small desk and a bedside table is a good amount of furniture to have.
Up not across
It is clever to get tall pieces of furniture because it takes up less floor space. Wall mounted mirrors and book shelves are good examples. The latter will give you plenty of storage space, without taking up too much floor space. If you do not own bookshelves that are tall and narrow and are not sure if it is a convenient option for you, you can try renting one from a furniture store to determine its usefulness.
The worst thing you can do in a small bedroom is to have loads of papers and piles of clothes strewn across the floor. It will make a room that is already small look even smaller. Having a system of organisation will enhance the aesthetic of your room. Shoe boxes stacked up on one side under the bed, jackets hanging on the back of the door and papers neatly filed away in the cupboard under your desk. Keep as much of your belongings inside your furniture as possible to reduce the amount of clutter on the surfaces and make your room look a lot more spacious.
Buy an all in one bed
Have you ever seen a bunk bed that has a desk underneath, a cupboard going up the side and a small sofa stretching out in the corner? This is an extremely ideal piece for small rooms since you will need less furniture and everything will seem a lot more organised and compact. To get more ideas, head down to a furniture store with a rental service that enables you to try out different layouts for your room till you are satisfied. You can also approach a carpenter about making you some customised furniture.
These are just a few ways of making a small room look big. In the end, the idea is to make the most of the room, without overdoing anything!