Friday, January 15, 2010

Thirsty for Space?

Designing Interior for your own house is a challenging task. Especially, when you can afford to have only a small 1 BHK flat, this task becomes more challenging. You need to keep in mind various things like sufficient walk-around space, ample storage space and of course the aesthetic look of the room should be preserved.
This article may help in generating ideas for designing the interiors in a limited space apartment. The following few things will give well, if not better, ideas, food for thought to design your own interior.
This article does not show you any thing extra, new or special which you cannot find on the internet. Just a few things are compiled together on one page. :)
All the material in this article is taken from various websites available on the internet.
Internet sources: and of course

Small Bedroom Design

Small bedroom design is a matter of making every inch of floorspace count. Make good decisions and you’ll have a small bedroom that feels light and spacious, get it wrong and everything will seem cramped and awkwardly positioned. The following small bedroom design ideas should ensure you stay on track.

Small Bedroom Storage
Storage space is an important consideration for any bedroom, but perhaps even more so for a small bedroom. Fill up the space with draws, wardrobes, bedside tables and other storage units and you soon won’t have enough room to breath, let alone walk around.

Clear boxes with wheels are great for storing things under the bed.
Under bed storage is a great solution for a small bedroom. That doesn’t mean shoving as much as you possibly can under your bed. Clear storage boxes that can be slid under your bed are a great way to organise your clothes, shoes and other items.
And speaking of your bed, try and invest in a bed frame that’s low to the ground, as the added vertical space makes the room seem much larger that it actually is. On a simpler note, don’t have duvet covers and pillow cases with bold patterns on, as these can make a room seem busy and as a consequence, smaller. Sounds a bit silly, but it’s true.
If you like having a bedside table but don’t have adequate space, then a wall mounted shelf is a great solution, as it doesn’t eat into valuable floorspace. The same applies for things like televisions and Hi-Fis; wall mount them and your small bedroom suddenly won’t seem so small.
As with any small room, using reflective or clear materials ensures a light environment, which creates the illusion of space. If you don’t want wardrobes or draws with glass doors, then hang a mirror on the wall to achieve the same effect.

Small Bedroom Decorating

Starting from the top, paint the ceiling white in a small bedroom to immediately create a sense of height and space. The worst thing you can do is paint the ceiling a dark, bold colour as it will shrink the room and make it seem boxy.
For the walls, neutral tones are best as they will create a warm and relaxing environment as well as maintaining that illusion of added space. It’s also advisable to leave one wall free of pictures, mirrors and other wall hangings, as this can also add significantly to the impression of space.
Don’t use bulky curtains in a small bedroom as they can block out important natural light during the day and take up valuable space when drawn at night. Slimline blinds or lightweight fabrics are the best solutions.

Small Bedroom Design Ideas

All of these design ideas are just that – ideas. You don’t have to follow every singly step in order to make the most out of your small bedroom. However, the underpinning theory is to maintain as much floorspace as possible, which not only creates a light and pleasant environment, but also has a functional purpose allowing you to easily move around the room.

Small Bedroom Pictures

Here are a selection of small bedroom design pictures to offer inspiration and ideas

A Typical Plan for Small Bedroom Area
(Bed will have storage space underneath)

Sample Image

Bedroom Ceiling

You can have a good false ceiling with spot lights if you have sufficient height. But if your bedroom ceiling height does not allow you to do this and you still need those fine looking spot lights, then you may want to go for something called as island false ceiling. This will not make your room look short and boxy.

An example of Island false ceiling

Alternatively, you can also have wall mounted spot lights to add elegance in your bedroom when it is not possible to have any kind of false ceiling done.

Wall mount spot light

Small Kitchen Design

Interiors design can make an important difference through the years of comfortable living in a family home. The center of many homes is the kitchen so kitchen interior design is just as important as the interior design for the living room and bedrooms. Through the years, many people found that friends and family gathered in the kitchen although the living room or family room was more glorious. The kitchen became the center of the home for many families. The traffic in the kitchen led more people to include kitchen interior design in their plans from the first phases when planning for a new home.

Sometimes a small table in the center is a good Idea if you do not wish to use ‘L’ or ‘C’ shape kitchen platforms/cabinets.

Small Living Room Design

Living room, most of the time, is the first appearance of your home. People coming in to your place may spend maximum time in this area. This is the place where you will want to give first priority to comfort.
A decent living room will have the following things: (most of them if not all!)

1. A sofa set
2. A center table
3. Entertainment system – Probably a TV set, DVD/MP3 player and Speakers
4. A chair – May be a bean Bag
5. A corner piece – Can be a wall mount piece

The list mentioned above can grow multiple folds. There is no limit. And yes, ‘cost’ is a very important factor when making decision on what and which items to include in your living room.
To save space, mounting the entertainment system on wall can be a very good idea.
If you can afford a wall mount flat plasma TV, then it’s the best choice by which you can occupy less space.

However if a wall mount Plasma TV is not possible, you may want to go for a wall bracket to mount your old TV as shown in this picture below.


  1. waaah....IT engineer, interior designing pe likhta hain...acha hain...first blog ki shuruwat mubarak ho