Hello, I apologize for the week of silence. I hope it’s been a great week and you didn’t over heat too much, It’s been cookin’.
Okay, here’s this week’s Tuesday’s Tip…
|Image taken from besthomegallery.com|
Designing for a small space can be difficult. It can be a challenge to make a room comfortable and function the way you need it to without looking over-crowded.
This may seem obvious, but choose smaller pieces for smaller spaces. This is not as easy as it sounds. Shopping in large show rooms makes furniture look smaller than it really is.
Look for things like upholstery pieces (sofas, loveseats and chairs) with exposed legs. Glass topped tables are great for small spaces too. These items will allow your eye to “look through” the furniture making the room seem larger.
Keep the accessories to a minimum. Make every piece count. Too many things = clutter = tight space and that’s exactally what you’re trying to stay away from. I know I’ve said this in quite a few posts before, but if you don’t need it get ride of it.
“A home should not be a museum where one grows exhausted going from one room to another looking at wonderful things. Rather it should [only] have as many beautiful things as can be done justice to, where the feeling of simplicity and restfulness and charm adds to their beauty, and the whole is convincingly right. “ — Lucy Abbot Throop, The Home of Good Taste, (1910)
Have a great evening. Check back on Thursday ~Jill