When you’re faced with small space, it can be seriously daunting to know how to make the most of what you have. Storage is key but there are other tricks to think about too! west elm San Diego Home Stylist, Nicki Hummel, shares a recent project she worked on that really maximized small space living.
“The bedrooms for the space were tight so I picked out pieces that would maximize the space while still feeling open and airy. My top tip for nailing this design dilemma is introducing mirrors – something I did in all the rooms – as it creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it is.”
“The location of this home has a contemporary, modern feel to it and although I wanted it to feel in line with the surroundings, I also wanted to add some west elm flavor by adding in mid-century and industrial pieces. These pieces emulate a clean, modern space but add eclectic touches.”
“My biggest tip from this project is have fun with your decor! I like to use decorative items in ways that are unexpected; like the Roar & Rabbit Angled Wood Terrariums, which I used for a decorative element on the Terrace Side Tables and Metal Radius Coffee Table. Adding in a playful element to your space adds a unique touch and usually provokes conversation when guests are in your home (sometimes even a chuckle or two!).
“When planning your room, design a solid base. The furniture and basics for this project fell mostly inside the neutral tones. Having a solid foundation with which to build a room allows you to make strong color statements without over saturating with color.”
“Mix it up. Don’t feel so tied down to having everything match. Mix up your finishes to make your space feel more authentic and you. I used six different hues of metal in the space and a diverse array of woods and fabrics.”