Popping Color

Small Space Design

I am a fan of a white background to give the feeling of wide-openness which is necessary when designing small spaces. It sets up a calm palette as the background and lets you create the character you want with bright accessories. The green grass rug adds the texture and balance to the room. The canvas art above the couch repeats the white background concept and their simplicity works well. Like life design needs balance and this space has it!

Neutral Built-ins

Murphy beds are great for kids rooms. With the Murphy bed closed the kids have total use of the floor space for spreading out and playing games. When ready for bedtime, you simply pull down the bed and it is nighty night. I also love the use of the built-in cabinets, everything has its place and can be neatly stored after a full day of play. It’s a good idea to stay with a neutral finish like the white painted cabinets because to replace them would be costly when you decided to redo the room as the child ages and you want the room to age with them.

Barn Doors Work Well in Small Spaces

Barn Doors Work Well in Small Spaces

Use small spaces wisely like this mudroom. The barn door is a great choice because it doesn’t take up any room swinging into the living area. Barn doors really make a statement and there are many different styles you can select from.

Designing Vertical 

Designing Vertical

Hanging the bed from the ceiling is a clever design. If you have the height in a small space it’s perfect to design vertically using every inch of space. This house design has it all without feeling cramped.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.