Small is a very relative thing, do you agree? Who lives in a palace finds an apartment of 300 square meters an egg. And whoever lives in this apartment finds it impossible to have a living room 12 square meters!
Anything is considered small when related to something else. In the case of decorating environments, what relates to the size of the space to conclude that it is small are:
– The activities that will be performed in space: The greater the number of different activities, the greater the space: If you want or need the room to have a living and dining environment, it is “smaller” when compared to the same room if it is Used only as a living room.
The amount and volume of the elements that this space will have: If you want to use a sofa 3 meters long, the room 4x5m was much smaller than if you choose a sofa 2 meters. Just like if you have a set with 1 3 seater sofa+2 seater 2 seats, even with little volume, they need much more space than 1 2 seater sofa+2 armchairs. In addition to the size of the FURN (Want to know what does FURN mean? Click abbreviationfinder.org), you need to think about the circulation around them. In addition, a few small objects scattered throughout an environment, not to give the impression of “rubble” need more space than just a few larger objects.
– The amount of openings and architectural details (doors, windows, columns, unevenness of the wall, etc.) that the environment has: These elements occupy spaces! Imagine that 3-meter sofa in the 4 × 5 room where all the walls have windows, doors and recesses: It’s much harder to position it, maybe impossible! In addition, doors, especially when it has different colors of the walls and dark are visually, like a cabinet of 0.80 x 2.10 m!
– The amount and hue of colors: Colors modify the notion of the size of the environment. Dark and strong colors need greater “space” than light and neutral colors. Prints also require more “space” than unique colors. This “space” can be in the environment footage or in walls and other elements in light colors.
– The amount and volume of textures: When you use textures, whether on walls, details of furniture, coverings or fabrics, you add information. And every addition of information needs space.
As with almost all knowledge in life, the more we learn and experience, the more we simplify. No wonder this site is the Simple Decoration. So, the 1st rule for decorating or redecorating a space, especially when you consider it “small” for what you want it to be: Repent what you want and the 2nd . Is: Simplify.
1) Rethink what you want-Type questions-“I really need / that …..”Has a huge capacity to increase the spaces. Ask yourself this for each item in the room: Do I really need a 3-meter sofa? Table with 8 chairs? Side and center tables?
2) Simplify-Decrease, simplify the design and details of furniture, colors, textures, everything!