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Cozy Design Prep for Small Spaces

Cozy and clever small space interior, showcasing strategic furniture placement, multifunctional decor, and efficient use of space. Demonstrates a well-organized and inviting living area in a limited square footage.

Have a bungalow home with tricky corners or tight spaces that seem impossible to style? We are here to help turn your design struggles into the interior of your dreams. Keep reading to learn how to style cramped spaces that may seem impossible to work with.

When it comes to your personal interior design style, the sky’s the limit because anything can work for you as long as the finished space makes you happy. But you might be asking yourself - how can I turn this home into a space that truly brings me joy? That's where thoughtful design comes into play. Thoughtful design is the practice of creating a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing while keeping in mind the needs of the people who will be using it. So how do we find a foundation for thoughtful design? First, work on creating a mood board that resonates with what you want your space to look like. Take a look at the design services on our website if you need some inspiration to start. Our expert designers are ready to help you create the mood board of your dreams.


After your colors and furniture preferences are selected, begin diving into your habits. What do you do first when getting up in the morning? How do you like to cook and with which items in close reach? Where do you naturally throw your belongings when walking into your home? Do you like being the hostess with the mostess or is your space mainly for you and your family to live in? Being thoughtful and tactful with your design is the best starting point when working with small homes.

First things first: what furniture is best for small homes? We recommend starting your room layout with the rug and sofa. This is a great starting point and will help you get the ball

Visual guide showcasing various rug sizes in different room layouts, aiding in selecting the ideal rug size for living spaces. Includes examples of rug placements and correct sizes to room.

rolling on the style before choosing the accompanying pieces. Determining the appropriate rug size for your living room is essential! Follow this chart for a general idea on living room rug selection.

Once you’ve chosen a best-size rug, you can start planning the rest of your furniture placement. It's normal to experience pain points when spacing out your living room. You want to create an open and inviting floor plan, but your small space is making that challenging! Try picking out furniture that has open bases like the examples below. This will allow for things to feel less restricted, help with overall flow of the room and get you closer to that open, inviting look you want.

Image displaying furniture examples suitable for small spaces, featuring open-base designs to create an airy, spacious feel. Illustrates sofas and chairs with elevated or transparent bases, enhancing visual openness in compact rooms.

After settling the furniture basics, it's time to consider additional elements that can maximize your space. Lighting plays a crucial role in smaller homes. Opt for multi-functional lighting fixtures that not only illuminate but also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the room. Wall sconces or pendant lights can save precious floor space while adding a touch of elegance. Storage is another hero in the realm of small-space design. Utilize multifunctional furniture pieces like ottomans with hidden storage or floating shelves that add functionality without cluttering the room. It's about making every piece count while serving both purpose and style.

Color palettes can actually create an illusion of space. Lighter hues and strategically placed mirrors can work wonders by bouncing natural light around the room and making it feel more expansive.

Finally, don't underestimate the power of greenery. Plants not only bring life into your space but can also create depth and visual interest. Choose plants that thrive indoors and complement your aesthetic.

Remember, the essence of thoughtful design lies in embracing the uniqueness of your space and tailoring it to your lifestyle. With these tips and a dash of creativity, your cozy home can become a stylish sanctuary you'll love coming back to. Curious about how to unlock the full potential of your space? Discover how our design experts at Greylyn Wayne can turn your vision into a stunning reality. Let's embark on a journey together to transform your home into a cozy haven that reflects your unique style. Reach out today and let's start crafting your dream space.

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