Designers Corner

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Designers Corner

Corpland Employs its own on staff team of designers. We offer a wide range of interior design services from modest updates such as paint selection to complete renovations, and aim to meet our client’s specific needs.

Through detailed and personal consultations, our team will work with you to create and implement a design concept that is truly your own. Our professionals specialize in the design of interiors for all condo living.

Design Tips for Small Spaces

In today’s society, space and the lack there of it is becoming more and more common. Condominiums in the city are continually shrinking in square footage and yet purchase prices continue to rise as the demand remains evident and strong. Below are a few tips from our design team to help you cope with the ever changing and inevitable trends of smaller living spaces. Make the best use of your space whether big or small.

Scale vs Type

The key is not the type of furniture, but its scale; you can make a small room feel much bigger by choosing fewer large, bold pieces instead of several smaller ones. Be sure to keep the main furnishings in proportion to each other. Avoid loud and boldly patterned or overstuffed furniture with thick arms. Strong patterns tend to distract one’s eye, taking away from the flow of the room. Slim and streamlined pieces, such as armless Parson chairs are more aesthetically appealing overall, and serve as ideal space savers.

The key is not the type of furniture, but its scale; you can make a small room feel much bigger by choosing fewer large, bold pieces instead of several smaller ones.

Over-accessorizing

There is something to be said about personalizing your space with collectables and accessories; however one can easily get carried away with how many pieces are displayed in a confined space. Solution: rotate and change up objects so you only have a few special things on view at any one. This will help a small space look composed and neat without becoming plain or impersonal.

Mirror Mirror

Mirrors placed in a dining room or living room serve to add incredible depth. Illusions are created when reflections of certain pieces fool the eye to make the room appear extended. Using mirrors in unexpected places adds unique interest. For instance mounting mirrors to sconces or standing
a floor mirror by a window both serve to give the illusion upon
reflecting that there is more light in the room.

Let There Be Light

In small spaces, lighting is the difference between feeling comfortable and feeling claustrophobic. It is one of the most important aspects to be addressed when decorating because what good is having nice fabrics and beautiful artwork if you are not able to see it?

For smaller spaces, halogen lights with adjustable fixtures are quite practical as they accent art or various pieces very nicely. By positioning the lighting around the perimeter around the room, it acts to visually push the walls outward. The eye is drawn toward the lights along the perimeter of the room and you have the illusion of a much bigger space. If your rooms contained older recessed-lighting fixtures, look into Retro-fit kits which are readily available at your local hardware store.