5 smart golden rules for small spaces

5 smart golden rules for small spaces

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Everything that's small is cute. You have often heard this sentence about your apartment. Certainly. But you would still prefer to have the power to push back the walls and enlarge the surface. Let's be honest, we don't have a decorative magic wand. But here we give you a few keys to intelligently arrange small spaces. Because when you live in a small apartment, you have to be creative!

1st golden rule: open space

Above all, do not partition! In a small space, prefer platforms or mezzanines to delimit without giving the feeling of reducing it. A tip that lends itself as well to a child's bedroom as to a living room. To separate without suffocating, you can obtain the same result by simply placing carpets on the floor: one for each function of the room. Finally, to separate the rooms, prefer canopies or bay windows to partitions. Your interior will only be brighter and the open surface will give the illusion of a larger space. Another little tip: use a bright shade (but not necessarily white!) To fully paint part of the room from floor to ceiling (including furniture). A tone-on-tone effect that will enlarge the space and draw attention to the cachet of the room ... and not to its surface!

At Turbulences Déco and Create recycler, raised beds using a platform mark out the space and offer storage without partitioning.

2nd golden rule: clever planning

Inevitably, it will have to be tricky to cram everything, exploit the smallest surface and create your little nest! Be on the lookout for these ideas that will change everything and that are ultimately simple to implement. Our examples? Replace your traditional doors with sliding doors, at least for your closets. Swap large, bulky armchairs or chairs for stackable seating. Or in the kitchen, place the sink at an angle to use the maximum surface area for your worktop. Arrange wooden planks as shelves above the radiators and even in the door frame to be able to arrange books and small decorative items.

3rd golden rule: exploit the height

If you are lucky enough to have a high ceiling height, you have another solution there. It's up to you to imagine a mezzanine space to create a room like an office or another bedroom. Better to provide 2 meters between the mezzanine tray and the ceiling and the same height, below, otherwise you risk crushing the room. In a bedroom, if the mezzanine is intended for a bed corner or office area only, you can reduce the height between the shelf and the ceiling. If the mezzanine doesn't inspire you very much, you can install a floor-to-ceiling bookcase or even place certain elements of your kitchen on high shelves. Finally, create a false ceiling that will hide storage!

4th golden rule: learn to camouflage

Hiding, hiding… in a small space, better master the art of hiding! For this, why not create niches, directly in the wall? You will store your books or even your dishes there. Another idea, use the smallest space by sliding, for example, your suitcase - filled with household linen for example - under the sofa or the bed. The sliding drawers of your kitchen furniture can be fitted with castors on the floor to take advantage of the smallest space.

Two tips to save space: camouflage the desk in a closet and hang wall shelves almost to the ceiling.

5th golden rule: use smart furniture

The market has smelled the vein: there are now all kinds of furniture designed for small spaces. Starting with the mini-household appliances. For example washing machines with top opening or models only 30 to 40 cm deep (compared to 60 cm in general). The Triple de Rosières range, unique in its kind, was designed for small spaces: it combines in one location, dishwasher, oven, hob. There are also mini-ovens or mini-dishwashers that are built-in bonuses. These small formats do not only concern household appliances but all the useful accessories in the house: mini-vacuum cleaner, mini-coffee maker ... the Libratone brand has even launched nomadic and compact speakers that adapt to your interior and move around. 'envi! Another option is multifunctional, versatile and practical furniture that provides several services. Sometimes it takes ingenuity to make them custom. Thus, a fold-down table serves as a dining area or an office area depending on the time of day. Or a headboard which, with small shelves on the side, also serves as a bedside table

The Danish brand Libratone has designed small speakers that can be forgotten by being compact and design; ideal in a small space. So it's not that complicated, is it?