As more architects explore the potential of tiny homes, finding ways to optimise small interiors is a growing area of interest for designers. Some minimalists advocate that living with less creates simplicity, efficiency and a calmer existence, allowing us to focus on what’s important. Could downsizing be the answer?
Whatever your living situation, there are plenty of ways to make a small room feel bigger. If space is at a premium, here are some of the best interior design solutions for a small house or home.
Mirrors are one of the simplest ways to create the illusion of a larger room, particularly if placed directly opposite a window. In this interior by California design studio Amber Interiors, a large round retro style mirror makes a bold statement in the hallway.
The darker the walls the closer they’ll come towards you, so there’s a reason why so many of us reach for the white paint – it makes rooms appear larger. In this beautiful Swedish summer house inspired apartment by Australian designer Frag Woodall, the small kitchen area looks bright and spacious. The lack of window treatments also lets in maximum light.