Customise your space!

February 2017


Customisation plays an integral role in the design and development of your household and we believe you should be making the most out of every square inch of it.

Naturally you want your furniture to look amazing but a remarkable piece of furniture is one thing that can look great as well as be multifunctional. A piece that is equally attractive as it is versatile.
It is important to find furniture that will allow you to make the most out of the home you live in. For example, an extendable dining table can free up space in the kitchen and open up with ease when you have guests. These are the most satisfying designs because they entwine practically with perfection.


- Pick your favorite items and hide the rest -

By having your favorite objects on display, you will be giving them the attention they deserve but by being able to hide away your things is essential for making your room look bigger.
Go for a storage that looks good but is also very clever! For example, an ottoman with a hidden compartment. Using carpets and lights can create space within a space, dividing it up into different sections. But most importantly, make it practical for you and your family. Make you are turning it into a space especially designed around you.
Practicality is surprisingly subjective and finding the right layout for you is the key to making a tiny space super–efficent.
- How many purposes does your product have? -
Always think of functionality and storage when you decorate. Whether you are thinking of buying a new piece of furniture or adding one more flower pot to your collection; try to peel away every emotional attachment. Instead you should think of how many purposes said product has.
- Reuse it in another room -
Whenever you buy a new piece of furniture, always think about whether you can use it in more than one location in your home. Make it your first choice to move the furniture you have already around the house and reuse it in another room. If you cannot use them in your living room later, think about whether you should buy it. This is a space saving precaution, because if you don’t, you may end up with different types of furniture that you don’t have any use for later on. The trick is to always move things around, in order to fit your different needs.
- Make use of the space on your walls -
An important thing to remember in order to save space is to make use of your walls. Adding functional design elements to your walls can be a great way to include style and storage at the same time. Items like floating shelves to hold your books and accessories are very helpful. Also using wall pendant lights will allow for more space on your side tables. Even adding a storage pole to display pots, towels or kitchen utensils can be a perfect way to show off your favourite pieces while providing great storage too.


- Always remember to take accurate measurements -
When designing in a small space it is very important to utilise every surface. That is why you should take the height of the space into consideration. This can be used for shelves and storage units. Keep in mind that decluttered space appears bigger so closed storage is a great option.
Multipurpose furniture pieces are another great way of saving valuable space. When choosing furniture pieces for small spaces go for timeless yet practical pieces that don't overcrowd the space. Always remember to take accurate measurements!
- Place a mirror opposite a window -
Small spaces have their constraints, but they encourage us to be more creative. Your colour choices make a difference. Don’t go too dark with your furniture and paint if you live in a small apartment. Neutral colours and muted hues will complement and enlarge any space. Use window sills for storage or desk space. Layer your collections or favourite things that represent you. Style them creatively to achieve an eclectic focal point. Remember to decorate with a minimalist mind-set. Place a mirror opposite a window. It’ll instantly bounce light around the room and make the space feel larger.
- Use the wall space above doors -
Choose your furniture carefully.  Don’t be tempted to buy small pieces of furniture, which could result in the scheme looking bitty, but instead think of the form of the pieces you are buying.  Lots of legs on a dining table and chairs can look untidy and cluttered.  Choosing a table with simple legs and adding ghost chairs will take up much less visual space without compromising on the function of the room.
Don’t forget to think vertically.  Can you hang a cupboard on a wall above a radiator, for example?  The wall space above doors also makes a great spot for an additional shelf.
- Use furniture with a slim profile -
Use furniture and products with a slim profile and small footprint. If you’re in a small area the last thing you want to be doing is adding bulk. There are some great floor lamps and sofas that don’t take up lots of space, and I especially like sofas that are raised with legs. That way you can hide things under the sofa without anyone seeing. Don’t get carried away with loads of furniture that sits on the floor. Look into shelving and storage that sits up on the walls and doesn’t have a footprint.