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Smart Design Ideas for Small Homes

Updated on March 20, 2017

House renovation seems to be a pleasant and engaging process… until you actually start planning it. There are so many things that have to be considered when designing the interior of your home. The process is not limited to the choice of materials only. It also involves design planning and this is where the owners of small homes often face problems. Listed below are several creative ideas you can make use of when renovating your home.

Home interior design is always a challenge
Home interior design is always a challenge

1. Space Storage Solutions

If you own a small apartment or house, that’s not the reason to get frustrated when planning the renovation. What you should realize is that there are always the best interior design ideas for each dwelling, irrespective of its size. With so many space storage solutions available out there, designing the interior of your small home becomes an interesting process. To start with, it’s important to decide on the purposes of all the rooms in your home. It goes without saying that there should be a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom in each home. When the space is a priority, however, one and the same room may serve different purposes and this is where space storage solutions will be needed. The interior of the place should depend upon the purposes it is used for, of course. You will still not go without adding extra shelves, chairs or even built-in furniture to get the most out of the available space.

2. Kitchen

If there is no much space in your kitchen, but you still wish to have separate cooking and dining areas, experts recommend dividing the kitchen into 2 parts by adding a wall divider. The size and the material of the divider should depend upon your kitchen space and design ideas. Do you need more storage space in the kitchen? If so, then consider adding floor-to-ceiling cupboards or shelves, where you will store and display your kitchenware and décor items.

There are lots of smart ideas to improve the design of any room
There are lots of smart ideas to improve the design of any room

3. Office and Bedroom

The chances that you will have a large office in a small home are too low to dream about that. At the same time, individual space is not a whim, but a necessity, if you have to work at home. The idea to combine a bedroom and an office is a great solution to the problem. It is possible to order a desk built into a bedroom wall, for example. When it’s not in use, it doesn’t take much space. At the same time, it is very functional, when you have to work in silence. What’s more, you can also add extra shelving above your bed or table to keep your documents and books at hand. By the way, this idea is a perfect solution for kids’ rooms as well.

4. Bathroom Space

Do you have a small bathroom and lots of items to be stored there? This should no longer be a problem. Take your time to design and order as many cabinets as possible, but make sure they don’t create and overwhelming feeling. To store the bathroom essentials, we recommend using appealing canisters and baskets that do not offer storage solutions only, but also contribute to the design of the area.

5. Light Palette

The color palette of your home also affects the way it looks. The lighter the colors are, the greater impact they have upon the area. It doesn’t matter a lot, whether you design a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom or a kitchen – add light colors to create warm and comfortable atmosphere.

Curtain dividers are trendy nowadays
Curtain dividers are trendy nowadays

6. Make Use of a Curtain Divider

You don’t have to build a wall divider in a room, if you wish to make use of its space. There are many sheer curtains available on sale today, which are used to divide the place into 2 parts (or even more, depending upon your smart home design ideas). The curtains come in different color palettes, sizes and styles to make it possible for a customer to select the most suitable variant.

7. Window Treatments and Mirrors

Finally, it’s possible to give your home spacious look and feel by adding corresponding window treatments and mirrors. When choosing window treatments, give preference to floor-to-ceiling models, which visually enlarge the room area. For a more spacious feel, consider adding a mirror or even several of them to your room decor. A full-height mirror visually expands the area, making it look much more spacious than it really is.

Hopefully, the ideas provided above will come in handy to you. By using them in the process of home renovation, you can turn a small apartment/house into a spacious and comfortable dwelling.

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