The designer of this kitchen constructed a pull-out work space under the countertop to make its small space more utilitarian. The design of the kitchen is simple, and its color scheme seems to expand the space visually, adding depth and dimension.
Creative design solutions help to make the most of your space – whatever the size. In this room design from HGTV Design Star, a white modular bookshelf functions as a room divider with built-in storage in a small living room. The small acrylic coffee table doesn't weigh down the space, while a gray shag rug softens the parquet floors and adds subtle color.
Although the sitting room gives the homeowners a smaller, more intimate space to entertain, the open concept design of the public spaces in the home would allow the homeowners to use all of the spaces together for a larger gathering.
Headboards don’t have to be hard or uncomfortable, and for smaller spaces, it’s sometimes better not to have a formal one at all. “For small spaces or studios, I like placing a bed in a corner and using lots of throw pillows as a ‘headboard’ so the bed can act as both a lounge/sofa alternative and as a bed for guests,” says Atlanta design blogger Jo Torrijos at A Simpler Design.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy charmed her client with this bathroom transformation that used a monochromatic, unadorned design to achieve a spa-like atmosphere. Sometimes the less-is-more approach works magic for a small space.
In addition to adding windows and light, Sherrod says shed-owners can take key design steps to make a small space appear larger. "Go light on paint colors and paint the moldings, walls and ceiling all the same color for a seamless effect," she says. "Use curtains or sheers that filter light instead of blocking it out. A tip on making small spaces feel larger is to incorporate smaller-scale furniture."