10 Tips on How to Make a Small Space Look Larger


April 26, 2019

Are you looking for a beautiful new condo or home on our white sandy beaches? Our small home town vibe has the best solution for interior design for your new relaxation spot.

There are so many home design options out there to choose from, and if you include Pinterest, the options sky rocket to a gazillion! We teamed up with Kathleen Reynolds of Sea La Vie to help us get you the best tips on how to make your small space look bigger.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of interior design, Kathleen has a great eye for detail. She’s worked in many areas of the design world, from commercial to residential—she even taught several classes at a junior college.

Sea La Vie has been open here at The Wharf since March of 2016, and it’s filled with coastal elegance and Southern charm. If you need assistance with making your vacay spot special, going to Sea La Vie and seeing Kathleen is a must! But in the meantime, here are some tips on how to make a small space look larger:

1. Use light paint colors. A monochromatic color scheme (various shades of the same color) really makes a room look nice and open.

2. Don’t overcrowd the room with furnishings. Three or four usable pieces is better than eight or ten crammed together. It’s also good to use small-scale furniture. Multipurpose furniture is great for small spaces, so you will have a much less chance of crowding the room if your furniture can be used for multiple things. (A good example of this is a desk-dining table/console, daybed/trundle bed, and a coffee table/game table).

3. Open arm and low arm chairs.

4. Motion furniture. Furniture that can swivel from one area to another—recliners, drop leaf tables, and consoles.

5. Good lighting. Lamps to light up the corners of the room.

6. One large rug, not multiple rugs or a too small rug. Open geometric designs on rugs will open the room up more than a solid color.

7. Reflective surfaces on tables or accessories. Clear or tinted glass accessories and lamps. These extend the line of vision and do not block sight.

8. Mirrors can also open up a room.

9. Windows with open draperies, blinds, or shutters make the room appear larger.

10. Higher backed and taller furnishings against walls.

Sea La Vie has a lot to offer, from personal design services, unique coastal-inspired furniture, artwork, and carpet to kitchen cabinets and custom window treatments. Let them make your vison a reality today!
 

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