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Host – Remy
Guest – Phoebe Shorter from Foxy Home Staging
The challenge of small spaces
Small spaces, especially in units and townhouses, can be a challenge when it comes to making them look good and functional. But with the right design choices, you can turn your house into a home that feels spacious and light. On the Home Enthusiast podcast, host Remy and special guest Phoebe from Foxy Home Staging discussed how to make the most of natural light in small spaces.
One of the key things to keep in mind is the color of your furniture. A lighter color sofa will make your home feel lighter and more spacious, as it reflects light better. Darker colored furniture, on the other hand, can make a room feel smaller. This is especially true if you have darker carpet and walls.
Window covering choice
Another design choice that can make a big difference is the type of window coverings you use. Shutters are a popular choice, but they can also block a lot of natural light. Instead, Phoebe recommend using sheer curtains or light filtering curtains in living spaces. These types of curtains allow light to filter through while still providing privacy. In bedrooms, they suggest using roller blinds with a sheer curtain that covers the entire wall. This will increase the size of the space and make it feel brighter, without impacting your lateral privacy.
Making use of mirrors
Another trick to make a small space feel bigger is to use mirrors. Mirrors reflect light, which can make a room feel deeper and more spacious. When choosing a mirror, make sure to place it opposite a window or other light source to maximize the reflection.
Finally, Phoebe recommend being mindful of the placement of your furniture. Large pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or armchair, can make a big impact on the feel of a room. By positioning them near windows or other light sources, you can make the most of the natural light available.
Overall, there are many ways to make small spaces feel bigger and brighter. By choosing the right colors, window coverings, and mirrors, and being mindful of your furniture placement, you can turn your house into a home that feels spacious and light-filled. With these tips, you can turn your small space into a beautiful, functional home that you’ll love to live in.
Thanks to Phoebe for joining us today! Stay tuned for more episodes of the Home Enthusiast Podcast with Remy
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