One-room homes are becoming more common, particularly in urban areas. But even in limited space, you don’t need to compromise on style and comfort.
Here’s how to ensure you have sufficient room to move and adequate storage space – regardless of your budget.
When you have only one room in which to eat, sleep, cook and entertain, it’s essential that you choose the right furniture and use the available space to the maximum.
If you can move through the room with ease, you’ve won half the battle. Ensure that your furniture has been positioned in such a way that you can move easily from the outer doors to the bathroom on the opposite side like the room in our picture.
The sofa, with its back to the bed, separates the sleeping and living areas.
Heavy furniture is not an option in a small living area.
Choose pieces with feet, because this fools your eye into seeing the space as larger than it really is.
Folding chairs are perfect when there isn’t much space.
Keep things as light as possible and use accent colours to brighten up the room.
White creates a feeling of spaciousness.
If your home is small, you should have fewer things in it.
A small space should have a light floor with little detail, such as laminated wooden flooring
A loose rug can be used to define the seating area.