- color combination is everything, choose just a similar or two another smooth color such as pink or sky blue.
- maximize your wall decoration, this can make the room alive, caused by the naturally of the green color
- use just a little dark color as a strip or another small decoration,
- lighting is all. Lighting is the most important aspect, so use a health, cheap and convenience lighting system.
- Look under furniture for extra storage space; a good under-bed organizer can help keep toys, shoes and other goods hidden from view and better-organized.
- Go vertical; when floor space is limited, one of the easiest ways to maximize space utilization is to use every inch of vertical space.
- Create an illusion of more space by painting stripes on the walls; vertical stripes give the room a sense of greater height while horizontal stripes will make the room seem wider.
- Don’t place tall furniture near windows; this only blocks the natural light. Do place a low bookcase or, better yet, a chair or bench near the window.
- A corner bookcase or display shelf unit can be a great way to utilize diagonal nooks and crannies in your smaller-sized kids’ bedroom.
- Look for “combo” furniture pieces such as an armoire with drawers and space for hanging clothes to free up closet space.
- A well-lit bedroom will seem more open and spacious than a dark room; augment the ceiling light fixture with a bedside table lamp, desk lamp, etc. to provide plenty of ambient and task lighting in your child’s bedroom.
- Keep it simple; more than anything a small kids’ bedroom will suffer greatly if you try to overdo a theme, use too many colors and cram in just plain too much stuff. --raftertales--
Client: Columbia Heights Ventures Parcel 15, LLC
Project Size: 4,000 sf
Project Type: Common area build-out of multi-family residential development
Completion Date: 2007
2008 AIA|DC Award of Merit, Interior Architecture
A living room with a fireplace to make the room more warm, still completed with red wall and minimalist lighting to make this is one of a romantic room.
Here is another living room with a similar color composition but with different sense.
The existing site contained a 19th century derelict bluestone fronted Victorian Cottage residence that was severely run down. A Special Heritage Overlay was placed over the front bluestone bedroom that fronts Highett Street. The brief meant dealing with from one end - the notion of a 2-storey utilitarian pre-cast concrete box normally common place in multi-res / high rise construction, versus at the other end a now Heritage Listed single storey bluestone cottage front. A decision was made to restore the interior of the existing construct in a clean but typically Victorian detailing, whilst the interior of the new pre-cast construct contains a newly inscribed contemporary architecture - open, light filled, flexible. Source: http://www.mattgibson.com.au/