Buying Furniture for smaller Rooms With Low Ceilings
Consider it as a cozy, inviting room with a sense of a secure sanctuary. With that vision in mind, select furniture for your little, low-ceilinged room knowing that even though the scale is reduced, you are still able to make the impact of a well-designed room. Color plays an important role, as does furniture styling, when working in a little space. Think with a yardstick in hand, not your heart, when choosing the appropriate pieces for your small space.
Begin with color when designing a contemporary decor in a little space. A palette of white on the flooring, ceilings and walls opens up the rooms, but an element of heat is lost. Pick 1 wall with a daring accent color. An aubergine, chartreuse, fuchsia, navy or chocolate brown lacquer wall forms a spotlight for special pieces. Fool the eye with a diagonal insert painted on a solid wall. The eye naturally follows the diagonal upwards, making a false sense of height. The simplicity of Phillipe Starck see-through ghost chairs keeps the eye moving. Add a low, white leather seating arrangement with ornamental cushions in your accent color. Glass side tables and an open-legged glass cocktail table let positioning of accents in your chosen color. Bedroom furniture follows the same formula. Keep the eye going by including a simple-profile bed and drier and glass-topped unwanted tables. Fabrications in white with the accent color break up the starkness. For an enjoyable element, paint the low ceiling the same color as the accent wall in the living room.
Warm and Traditional
A little room with traditional furnishings does not have to feel cramped and confining. Paint the walls a soft marigold or creamy latte and the ceiling and trim a crisp white. Add textured fabrics to your seating that incorporates the color scheme. Avoid rolled-arm sofas and consider a simple loveseat in place of a full-sized couch. A pair of open-armed bergere chairs with soft, velvet upholstery complies with the traditional theme yet adds texture. Put a wood-framed, little, open-legged glass table between the chairs and sofa, and keep the tabletop arrangements to a minimum. A traditional bedroom for a little space includes a neatly dressed and simple bed. A wrought-iron or brass headboard opens up the room. Choose an accent color, such as the earth colors of sage, mushroom or dusty lavender, and paint the wall behind the bed in that accent color to give the room its personality. Keep the other walls and the ceiling clean and white, and supplement your color accents with the addition of wall artwork and restricted dresser-top accessories.
Given your little room and low ceiling, it’s natural to consider the visual impact of closing the space in with color and texture. Create a cozy nest that teems with fabrics. Crushed velvet, tweeds, and some other knit, wool or woven covering your rolled-arm loveseat create inviting nooks to curl up in with a good novel. Continue the theme with a barrel-chair in your accent color. Paint the walls in your deepest accent, but keep the trim and the ceiling white. A bed crowned with a fabric-covered headboard and brimming with a soft duvet and plush pillows continues the ambiance of verdant, and gently decorated French or Victorian furniture adds to the sense. Flowing sheer window treatments provide an airy sense to your decor, and once closed, the side panel damask draperies close you away from the planet again.
A little room with a low ceiling could be made to look larger and higher when you decorate with a few visual hints in mind. Reach for the ceiling with your accessories. A set that climbs an entire wall leads the eye to what looks to be greater than it really is. Avoid pendant lighting that intrudes on the room’s space; rather, utilize up-lighting to transfer the eye upwards. Painting vertical stripes adds height, and window coverings with an upward pattern produce the same effect. Avoid clutter and keep the flooring one colour.