With showrooms solely based in Central London, we at Camerich know that space is tight in London homes. Time and time again we solve customer’s space dilemmas, helping them create functional and stylish homes.
When floor space is limited, there are three things to consider. The first, is to make use of furniture with high legs. This works well, because if we can see the floor space underneath, then it creates the appearance of more space. It also makes the room easier to clean, as you don’t necessarily have to rearrange the furniture to get underneath furniture. Both the Alison bed and sofa options have high legs which work well in small apartments.
Second, it is important to buy furniture that is in proportion to the size of the room. A bulky sofa will dominate the space and limit the function of a room. Narrow sofas popular in small rooms are Avalon, Jane and Jane Slim, and Amor.
The most effective way to maximise space is to add mirrors – and there’s no reason to think that they are solely for the bedroom. They work well in hallways and dining rooms, creating a vision of space, but also helping to reflect light around the room. The Bell is an elegant mirror that seamlessly becomes a part of any interior décor.
If you have low ceilings, or somewhat of a box room then create a continuous flow by painting the walls and ceiling in the same colour. Why? Because using different colours creates limiting boundaries, making each surface look even smaller. And if you’re worried about it looking odd – it won’t, as long as it is a light colour. Any shade of ‘off white’ will work well, and because the colour is on the ceiling, it will eventually look like a different but matching shade anyway.
The last trick to take advantage of is to create various levels in the room. This means using furniture of different heights, as well as creating storage that sits at eye level or even above head. This not only creates extra storage without using up floor space, but also draws your eyes to various parts of the room, creating the illusion of space. Our nesting side tables such as Lark, Teri or flex all paired with Stilts or Max storage units work well to creates various levels within a room.
Written by Milda Narmontaite