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Philadelphia, U.S.A. — Loop du Loop has featured a write-up aimed to help those who dwell in small spaces maximize the look and feel of their home. Tanja H. Ellis, who is sought after for both her professional photography and work in interior design, took note of the suggestions.
Small dwellings are no longer considered a negative, especially with the rapid shift in preferences from the proverbial McMansions to much smaller homes. Yet small spaces can pose design challenges.
The article offers up four main tips to get started with maximizing a small space. The first is to showcase height wherever possible. Spaces that offer up tall ceilings can feel spacious when attention is called overhead. A simple way to take advantage of ceilings is by painting them a vivid color. Any homeowner can draw the eye upward by hanging curtains near the ceiling and allowing their luxurious fabrics to fall to the floor.
Likewise, the article notes it is important to create a point of focus. A unique element, like a fireplace, can serve as such an anchor. Another option it to choose a wall to highlight with a bright color of paint or a collection of artwork.
In her comment on these tips, Tanja H. Ellis noted, “Small homes lend themselves to major design statements. One need only keep a few rules of thumb in mind to create beautiful and functional rooms.”
Whenever space is tight, the article suggests staying away from matching sets and opting for multi-functional pieces whenever possible. Ottomans that open up to store blankets and tables on casters that can roll from room to room save space while adding to overall function.
In regards to matching furniture, adding a unique set of chairs to complement a sofa creates much more visual impact than selecting pieces that match entirely. A number of such pieces can be found a thrift stores and flea markets. With just a bit of paint and new upholstery, old furniture gets new life in a small home.