How to free up floor space + make your space bigger

Since most of my residential remodeling projects have involved 1 bedrooms, where every square foot matters, the #1 reason for bringing in a professional designer is what I call “spatial strategy.” Obviously you know how important closets are in maximizing storage in small spaces, and thinking creatively about every piece you bring into your home, but to maximize use of space and the illusion of largess, here’s a favorite secret of mine: sconces..

Sconces free up counter and shelfspace for decorative elements, and lighting generally opens, brightens, and makes every nook and cranny useable.

Here’s how to make a bedroom brighter, and give each partner reading light, freeing up nightstands for charging stations, books, etc.:

Perfect Bedroom Sconce w Reading Light

Another way to start your search for sconces perfect for the living room, dining room, bedroom or reading nook is to checkout models by George Kovacs. He sells a wide variety of modern sconces that can work in a variety of styles. Serge Mouille’s abstract, Calder-inspired spidery chandeliers and sconces are having a moment, but for resale value I’d advise mode versatile pieces.

What sconces inspire you?

 

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