By Jyothi Venkatesh
The pandemic re-instated the charm of multifunctional spaces and created a niche for this design trend. The role of a home has evolved over the last few years, as not only do we live in our homes – but work, exercise, and even holiday in them. Basically, today our whole life is revolving within its four walls and therefore needs to be utilized thoughtfully basis needs, wants and desires. However, the real issue lies in fitting everything you need in a small space and making it look visually appealing is an even bigger challenge.
Here, we present to you five ways of getting the best out of a small home making each space feel larger while maintaining the style quotient!
1. Get rid of clutter!
When living in a small room, it is mostly advised to start by keeping in mind the clutter. Whether you have too many interior elements or everything is just placed with no space for breathing, it’s time for some clean-up! First, you must eliminate the clutter you already have.
Start by a mindful mapping of the things you need and things you should let go of. This will help you analyze the space in your room. There are times when decluttering and the pressure of maintaining beauty makes you end up in a confused state of mind. Here, we suggest opting for a neutral yet simple interior look. For instance, this Intal Beech laminate from NewMika can be used as your wall cabinets for storage purpose or for showcasing your ancient pieces. Its woodgrain pattern and light brown shade will beautifully complement soft to warm color tones Lastly, introduce wall planters or floral pattern paintings to complete the look.
2. Double up kitchen and dining area!
A kitchen is more than just a cooking area because it doubles up as a lively dining room with the aroma of dishes cooked and made with love. Conquer the art of using this space cleverly by combining the countertop of your basin and eating space while placing two or three chairs. Yes, it is that simple and your kitchen comes dining space is ready. However, if you are wondering which colors and interiors to choose for your space, think no further. A black, grey, and white color palette is timeless yet fearless.
When natural wooden tones are added to any space, it flawlessly adds contrast and personality to a monochromatic theme. For instance, this Oak Dusk engineered wooden floor from Mikasa Floors is an apt choice to obtain a similar balance as it will make your space look more intimate. Moreover, Mikasa Floors are composed of three stability-providing layers – real hardwood, a stabilizing core, and a balancing layer, you don’t have to worry about climate change. Further, illuminate your kitchen with hanging cylindrical lights and wall bulbs for a rejuvenating look and feel of the space.
3. Make the most of your bedroom!
We all want our bedrooms to be a refuge from the world and a place where you renew in the evening and wake up rejuvenated in the morning. Since our life revolves so much around our bedrooms, it often ends up occupying almost all your daily essentials. While decluttering helps to maximize the space, but we suggest mindfully organizing stuff in your bedroom. Store out of season clothing in under-bed storage containers and invest in closet organizers that separate types of clothes, accessories, shoes, and more.
Every closet can use functional organizing. However, as far as the material is concerned, opt for this Pearl White laminate décor by NewMika which comes with dimensional stability, you can use it in any climatic condition without worrying about replacing it seasonally. Moreover, its classic white shade will add freshness and bring restfulness to your space. Further, remember that furniture with curves takes up valuable space, so keep your choices sleek with straight lines. If you need the storage space that large furniture provides, tall, slim pieces are the way to go.
4. Convert any corner for a reading nook!
To experience the sights and sounds of nature, what place could be perfect other than your balcony or window area? And yes, you don’t need to make any extra space for your reading or rejuvenating corner. This place can also play multiple roles as your workplace, hangout zone, kids play area to your evening family get-togethers.
With the ongoing showers of monsoon season, opt for easy maintenance of decorative wood veneers which can be used as your walls and spruce it up with chic décor pieces. For instance, you can go for metallic photo frames with this Eucalyptus Pommele by Decowood from the house of Greenlam Industries Ltd. to achieve a visual flamboyance. Lastly, place an old mattress along with multi-colored cushions surrounded with mini planters that will instantly enliven everyone’s mood.
5. A simple way to introduce home office!
A simple yet clean workstation paves way for a peaceful mind and a calm soul which holds the utmost priority amidst the pandemic. Moreover, it is important to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to keep oneself safe from bacteria and viruses. Well, worry not, as there are surfaces that can help you do that. Case in point, Laminates possessing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and can be used on walls or tabletops. For instance, this Snuff Elm and Pure Elm from Greenlam Laminates comes with an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal property that makes up for a hygienic and germ-free home for you and your family.
To achieve an effortless workstation, the key is to eliminate the clutter and have some breathing space. Arrange essential work stationery and gadgets on your desk to keep the space neat. You can also convert your living or dining space to your workstation. This minimal workspace will help you focus while working at an optimum speed to achieve a work-life balance even while working from home!