When you live in a small home where space is limited you will probably try all sorts of tricks to make your living space appear bigger than it is. This is the concept behind the use of strategically placed mirrors. Place a large mirror on a wall and, due to the reflected light being emitted from that mirror, you perceive a greater sensation of depth. A similar concept occurs when you use a glass coffee table, or a highly polished or lacquered surface – light is reflected off, back into the room, making it appear larger. Add crystal glass ornaments and, again, the sense of space is enhanced. Furthermore, you can buy paint that, when applied to your walls, also has a reflective surface. The overall use of each one of these home space saving ideas can go a long way to making a diminutive space appear to be larger than it is.
Now you have prepared the canvas it is time to fill in some detail. Contrary to popular belief, the strategic use of a couple of large pieces of furniture will actually reduce the impression of clutter. Making full use of the aforementioned reflective qualities of paint and other accessories plus a couple of bulky pieces of furniture will give your room a comfortable, serene ambience whereas if you were to replace those few bulky furniture items with smaller pieces of furniture the ambience of the room is altered completely to one of pokiness – the elegance is lost. Let any bold prints, plaids or stripes give way to plain fabrics in neutral tones and, for accent, make use of varied textures such as velvet, satin, velour and cambric.
The whole emphasis of home space saving ideas is on maximizing the amount of light flowing around the room and, for light to be reflected off your various reflective surfaces that light needs to be able to enter the room. Replace heavy drapes with light, airy fabrics such as sheer voiles – perhaps with embroidered detail to add interest. The overall effect is a light, elegant room that exudes comfort and cozy intimacy. Following on with the theme of home space saving ideas take a look at the latest in Futon sofa convertibles. These innovative Futon designs would do a lot to contribute towards the elegance of your newly designed small living space and, following through with home space saving ideas, these Futon sofas convert into a guest bed if required.
In fact, one of the best ideas I have seen for a long time comes in the shape of a Futon sofa convertible that converts into bunk beds – the back of the sofa becomes one bed whilst the seat of the sofa becomes the second bunk. I am not pretending that this particular design is not enormously expensive – it is certainly not a cheap option – but the idea behind the design is sound and, in terms of home space saving ideas, this design is absolutely brilliant and full fills everything you would expect from a sofa convertible.