Making your home a more conducive living space not only depends on available interior space but also factors in choice of colors and materials to make it a warm, convivial place.
1. Softer, lighter colors can help make a small room feel larger.
Just like mirrors that accentuate space and make a small room feel larger, the use of lighter color, whether from natural sunlight or interior paint can also make a small room feel large. In contrast, darker colors create an illusion of a smaller living space.
2. Use rugs to create accent on hardwood floors.
While you try to adopt a certain theme and aim to use consistent tone such as matching furniture and wooden floor space, use of throw rugs often add warmth and create texture and personality to your living space. Depending on season or occasion these rugs can be replaced to allow living space to portray a warm or cool personality.
3. Save space with cheap, elegant wicker baskets
Wicker baskets can be a good complement to interior theme of space conscious places at home such as the bathroom. Wicker baskets are economical way to add storage for towels, laundry, tissue paper or toiletries without disrupting the overall look and feel.
4. Add plants to your living space.
Typically placed in a corner, plants not only convey green living and add color and texture but also provide air purifying and humidity balancing characteristics. Bamboo palm, tiger plant, snake plant or asparagus fern are a few examples.
5. Use contrasting cushion colors to complement your sofa.
Having both sofa and cushion adopt the same color may look dull, but using contrasting colors helps create good accent.
6. Use lamps inside bedroom.
Instead of a typical indoor lamp, using lamp shades inside bedroom helps create a more cozy atmosphere and more inviting for a restful sleep.
7. You can save energy by choosing specific lighting system.
Your kitchen, for example, can utilize low-wattage lighting specific to certain parts of the kitchen, adding a flair of cozy dining experience while saving energy costs on lighting while working on certain parts of the kitchen (cooking, baking, dishwashing, etc.)
8. Create breathing space for furniture.
Avoid overcrowding a room by stuffing all available space with something that fits — CD rack, vertical speaker or lamp shade. Allow space for maneuverability and avoid accidents at home especially those with small square footage.