How to Make More Out of Less Living Space

September 21, 2016 2 min read

Post Date: 9/21/2016

We love living in the city. Why wouldn’t we? But often California living can be a little cramped. Housing prices are high. If you’re lucky enough to work in Tech, or for one of the Silicon Valley Monsters, chances are your income is higher than the national average in order to reflect this cost of living. Still, we don’t all live in mansions. Anyone from young professionals to seasoned entrepreneurs will find themselves living in smaller spaces. For this reason, knowing the right interior design techniques can go a long way towards making your home the ideal showcase ford urban living.

Mid Century Modern Design

We’ve talked about how Gingko Furniture is the perfect fit for urban dwellers, because of its adherence to Mid Century modern design. But what you might also be happy to hear is that Gingko Furniture can help you make more out of less space. Investing in mid century furniture scaled for the smaller space of urban life is just one of the many ways that people are making more out of less space. Here are a few other ways you can make your home look and feel more open, spacious, and inviting.

Lighter colors

Lighter colors make the room look and feel bigger. Mix white or light colored walls with a darker floor and you’re bound to have a home that feels wide and open. It’s the perfect way for people who like to entertain to help set the mood and have more guests over than you might think possible.


The great painters of history knew how to use lighting to their advantage. So can you if you put in the right amount of thought. Lighter shades on the walls combined with a good use of window light can make your home appear more spacious.

Simple Design

We talk a lot about simplicity in design at Gingko. But what’s another and more pragmatic reason for this simplicity in design? Simply put, complex patterns and designs can be a buzzkill for a beautiful room. They make your room look and feel smaller, whereas simple designs with clean lines will make your room look and feel bigger.

Using clean lines will use the tighter living space to your advantage, and showcase the natural beauty of your home. Enhance this beauty by choosing the right furniture and a floor plan that expresses who you are, and the natural beauty of your home.