Space Saving Interior Design Ideas for a London Studio Flat
Are you moving into a new flat in London? Are you feeling crammed and boxed into your current London studio? If so, we have a few ideas that might help give your new or current living space a roomy feel.
Using the following designer tips can help you achieve a space that is beautiful, comfortable and, ultimately, airy and open despite space being somewhat limited.
- Smart Storage
In many cases, storage takes up lots of room and creates a sense of clutter. Shelves, wall units and wooden crates can be useful for stowing away items you’re not using on a regular basis but they also fill up rooms relatively quickly due to their size.
A great way to create storage without compromising on space is by using what you already have to hand. What do we mean by that? Well, you can create storage below a set of stairs, or by utilising a chest with storage as a coffee table or by having a bed with storage underneath it.
Whatever the case, you will want to make the most of the space you already have so that you don’t need to add another bulky item to your already crowded space.
- Lighten Up
Beautiful and bright lighting can really create a sense of space in a room that would otherwise seem drab or cluttered. Christopher Wray focuses on designing beautiful chandeliers and wall lighting and his collection features some of the most stunning yet practical lighting fixtures available in London and the UK.
With the help of a lighting designer, you can add lighting fixtures strategically so that your room is lightened up in all the right corners. This gives the illusion of space without actually removing any of the furniture you have.
- Fold It
It’s no surprise that most of the space we have in our homes is taken up with tables, chairs and other large pieces of furniture. In fact, your dining table might be the largest piece of furniture you have. Imagine if you could eliminate that entire piece of furniture or, at least, have it out of the way the majority of the time?
Well, you can! You can fit a dining table into one of your walls and simply fold up into the wall when it’s not in use. These clever pieces come in lots of styles and they can really give you back the space you need. You can do the same with a wall bed or folding armchair or sofa if you are so inclined.
Lofts are open concept spaces with little room for weighty items. We’ve already talked about tables and storage, but what about your bed; one of the most important items in your home? Beds tend to take up an enormous amount of space in the area you need it most - the bedroom.
These days, you don’t have to choose a traditional bed to still have the comfort of one. You can go with a sofa bed, which is pulled back into place once you’re done sleeping for the day. And, there you go; you now have a sofa and a bed in one! This is a great way to save up on space but still achieve the comfort that you need.
See? Getting some space back into your new or current small London loft isn’t so hard. It’s all about paying attention to the details and having a good eye for what gives the illusion of space in a room. With these quick tips, you’ll be sure to feel less crowded and much more comfortable. Happy decorating!