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Tips on Opening up Cramped Rooms

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Tiny living spaces can sometimes be a hindrance in trying to fit all belongings in a given space and still looking presentable. Most people battle with unique challenges in arranging or organising furniture in small rooms, as most indoor spaces come with their own set of challenges. You can make the best use of your rooms’ natural assets with the help of tried and true tricks, just the way you would choose clothes to suit body style.

When organising furniture around the room, you can opt for a number of savvy placement options by disguising, flaunting and flattering cramped spaces in the manner a disingenuously draped scarf would accentuate your face and draw off the attention from the extra pounds.

Sometimes it can become hard to appreciate the benefits of a small apartment, especially if a whole lot of furniture is trying to get stuffed into a section of a small space. However, small can also appear beautiful. A small space is more opportunity to be economical, more streamlined and greener.


Let’s look at some tips that professional interior designers use in order to make small spaces look stylish and classy. If you are of the opinion that the loft or studio apartment you have is a compromised choice with restricted potential, you might want to think again. A complete shift in perspective may have you adopting the little-house look and turning your mind off your long-term plan of buying a mansion in the suburbs when the time approaches.

Before you set out to purchase furniture, start looking around the bare room itself and try to find something that is going for it. Either your living room might have a pleasant view from the windows, perhaps a high ceiling, a cosy fireplace, an interesting flooring style or even a unique room shape. Although it is not easy to concentrate on everything that is not shining out in a small room, you might want to play up on the positive factors like the ones mentioned above so that you can make it the focal point of your design efforts. As for the rest of the room, perceive it as the structural framework of your design and mentally built a palette as clean as you can. Tiny rooms become tinier when burdened under the weight of bright, bold and dark colours. In order to create the right setting for your furniture, combine neutral textures and pale colour combinations for floor and walls.

Another factor that could be of massive help in promoting the feel and look of your tiny space is to make use of light. Try not to use enclosed lights as they can make the rooms look smaller because of shades and shadows. An interesting trick here is to make use of mirrors in small spaces and cramped corridors. If large mirrors are too costly, you can make use of a series of small mirrors in groups on the walls instead of bringing in an extensive large mirror. Light is an important element in organising furniture and furnishings and hence it is important to pay attention to the location of your electrical outlets, windows and skylights.

Not all living room furniture is compatible with all kinds of living rooms. Upholstered furniture does not work in small spaces. Cramped rooms look best when equipped with furnishings that are usually muted down, trimmed styling and sparse appearance. You might need to compromise on arranging furniture in a small space especially if you have some furnishings that you have picked originally with a large room in mind.

By: Malvika Agrawal

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