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7 Big Ideas For Small Places

7 Big Ideas For Small Places

GOT A TEENY ROOM, an empty corner, or a bare wall? That’s a prime spot for a cozy nook or a little vignette. Whether you turn yours into a book-filled retreat, an intimate dining alcove, or a snug seating area, a “room within a room” feels instantly inviting. And as these ­Airbnbs show, it’s not hard to pull off — all you need are some smart styling strategies.

Having limited square footage doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. These Airbnbs use clever design tips to make tiny spaces feel large.

IDEA 1: READING AREA

A tone-on-tone scheme helps this space feel roomy and clutter-free, even when the shelves are stacked with a big mix of items (books, microwave, portraits), says designer Emily Henderson. “The pops of red add life,” she says. “For a quieter vibe, you could replace the chair with a navy velvet one.” Prefer to play up contrasts? “Swap out the rattan pendant for a sleek, industrial-style metal fixture,” suggests lifestyle blogger Will Taylor.

DEA 2: DINING NOOK

A big dose of symmetry (matching chairs, identical pillows) gives this corner its own distinctive look, says Taylor. “If you want to get a little less formal, just mix up the arrangement and assortment of throw pillows so they’re not so uniform.”

IDEA 3: COMMAND CENTER

Color blocking adds visual interest to a wall that has no molding or other architectural elements, says Henderson. “I also love that the seascapes here aren’t evenly spaced. When art is arranged haphazardly, it feels more natural and casual.” The different wood tones and textures warm up this little area, adds designer Sabrina Soto. “You could enhance that by adding an indoor plant in the basket.”

IDEA 4: STORY-TIME SPOT

Hanging books so you can easily see them is a genius display idea, says De Vargas. And the rack does double duty as a whimsical graphic element, Taylor points out. “I love the woven basket for collecting stray toys,” he adds, “but you could replace it with a small side table and lamp if you wanted a warmer look with more reading light.”

IDEA 5: VANITY CORNER

Nothing beats the versatility of a shelf, mirror, and framed print trio, says Griffin: The combo works not only as a getting-ready area but also as an instant foyer. In this bedroom version, the pairing of rustic (wood shelving) and refined (antique mirror) “is perfection,” says designer Amber Lewis. “If you didn’t want to use the space for seating, it would also look great to stack some books on the vintage stool.”

IDEA 6: ALL-IN-ONE LOUNGE

When you’re limited on hangout space, a tight color palette, like the pink and neutral scheme in this studio alcove (top), can give the illusion of a larger room, says designer Elaine Griffin. Stick with streamlined furniture, too. “A non-bulky, armless fold-over sofa is a perfect pick for a tight space.”

IDEA 7: GUEST BEDROOM

Floating shelves free up floor space, so they make the best bedside tables in cramped quarters, says Griffin. If the shelves are short, “consider adding another beneath each to rest a phone or water,” says Soto. With no room for lamps, over-the-bed lighting is a must, says Griffin. “Just be sure the sconce is high enough — or the bed is moved out from the wall — to avoid head bumps in the night.”

Source: https://medium.com/airbnbmag/7-big-ideas-for-small-spaces-80d46c9934f

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