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Drapery Above Your Window Frame
These floor-to-ceiling light wool curtains give the window in this tiny bedroom a dramatic and spacious feel. Custom furniture, such as a 10-inch-deep built-in storage cabinet, makes the most of any square foot of available space and reduces the need for oversized dressers.
Too Many Patterns
Choose a hero piece to serve as the room's focal point, such as a sofa with a bold upholstery design. Then, to keep the room light and airy, use a combination of quieter neutrals for the remaining furniture and walls.
Forget the Back of the Door
Create extra storage on the back of a wardrobe, pantry, or mudroom door to make use of otherwise unused vertical space. Baskets and racks of various types may be attached to over-the-door hooks.
Paint Everything the Same Color
Continue the wall paint into the ceiling to blur the marks, making it feel more seamless and less crowded.
What You Can Do With the Bar Closet
By lining an underutilized closet with fake croc wallpaper and adding studs and a framed picture to the back of the entrance, we transformed it into a lounge.
The built-in drawers were given antique brass pulls and black lacquer, and the tray, which had drawer glides, was illuminated from the shelf above.
Hang Things Up Even in the Furniture
Consider wall-mounted desks or bookcases, which give you more versatility in your room planning. Use vertical wall space to your advantage; floating shelves don't take up much space and have extra storage.
Utilize the Stairs
Has cubbies, cabinets, or space under a staircase storage in an otherwise unused location while also establishing a dedicated area for rain boots, backpacks, and sports equipment. To optimize capacity, go as far as you can, whether it's open or closed storage — or a combination of both.
Tables With Lamps and Frames
Desks are kept clean of lamps and photos thanks to suspended light fixtures and an oversized portrait mural, while bunk beds offer more room for kids to work and play.
Utilize the Foyer
Your home's inviting stage is your front entryway. It may even be the whole family's main entrance. It may even be the whole family's main entrance.
Buy the Oversized Sofa
Opt for furniture with clean, slim profiles, like this armless sofa, which gives the space more breathing room and a lighter feel overall.
How To Hang Your Sconces
In small spaces, sconces will free up a lot of space. Through removing lamps from the table and floor and mounting them on the wall, you will make these spaces even more usable and accessible.
Under the bed is one of the most useful yet underutilized areas in the bedroom.
On both sides of this handcrafted platform bed is room for books, art materials, seasonal clothing, shoes, and more. To keep clutter under control, replace inexpensive with the wire baskets.
Just Think the Round Sink
This round sink expands the space and makes it easier to use the cramped bathroom. We skipped the closed storage and instead mounted a linear wall shelf above the sink to accommodate cotton swabs, and lotions feeling round the vanity and the sink.
Using the Rails Baskets in a Small Bathroom
In a small bathroom, cabinets will take up a lot of space; instead, use hanging baskets and rails on the wall to provide storage, then use accessories bins to arrange all of the small items.
Play Up Nooks and Crannies
Cover irregular forms with a bold-patterned wallpaper to draw attention to them.
To emphasize the triangular form of this wall, I used a big floral repeat.
Style When It Comes to Storage
Beautiful baskets with colorful prints or unusual fabrics not only keep toys and extra blankets contained, but they're both a perfect way to add accessories to a small space without cluttering it. They look great in corners or under side tables.
Another Piece of Furniture
Use a modular shelving system to activate corner space; this one helped us to fit in a single-leg desk where we couldn't have otherwise.
Conventional Sectional Sofa
These people are believe that flexible seating arrangements would take up so much space in a small space, but they usually take up less space than a conventional sofa and loveseat.
Corner of a Table Bench Kitchen
By using the corner and making a built-in banquette, we were able to fit a large rectangular table into a narrow kitchen. A small niche provides storage and view without the need for extra furniture. There was no need for extra lighting in the room because the big drum light was placed over the bench.
With a Small Bedroom Area Rug
The children's place! Filling a room with a wall-to-wall area rug can give the impression of more rooms. This vibrant diamond-weave pattern adds a jolt of energy to this tiny room.
The White Paneling in the Dining Room
This compact dining room's paneled walls and coffered ceiling have so much architectural dignity that the room's scale becomes an afterthought. A circular dining table allows visitors to easily access the room, and a high chandelier allows for panoramic views.
The Power of White
Light bounces and reflects across the room in an all-white vacuum, making every space look larger and clearer. The subtly colder white found in the chandelier beads gives off a comfortable vibe, while an ordered desk and minimal furniture build an even more spacious atmosphere.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Linda Chechar
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Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 24, 2021:
Liz Westwood, the great drapery the full length curtains in the hotels that are at the Holiday Inn Express!
Liz Westwood from UK on April 23, 2021:
I really enjoyed reading this article. It had so many great suggestions. I have noticed that in their most recent hotel room makeover, Holiday Inn Express have gone for full length curtains that cover a whole wall, not just a window. Now it all makes sense.