5 small space ideas that look great with laminates

Posted by Nicole Wu on Oct 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Small spaces don’t have to be short on style. We show you five ways to combine clever space-enhancing tricks with your favourite laminates!

Idea #1: Combine a display ledge with a feature wall

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Laminate on wall: Amaryllis SCX 1173D
Laminate on ledge: Fiona Marmol Suprema DXP 1354XM
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Make the most of your limited space with design elements that do double duty, such as a textured feature wall which also provides shelf space for display items and knick-knacks! Layering a luxurious marble-look laminate over a solid colour one is also clever as it creates a visual statement without taking up much space at all.

IDEA #2: Use ladders for mobile vertical storage

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Laminate on wall: Ginko Maple Wood CCX 47202X
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Ladders aren’t just good for reaching high places. These are decorative wooden ones, and can be used in the living space to hold magazines or in the bathroom for towels. Add some S-hooks and hang cooking utensils from it in your kitchen. The bonus is they can be moved wherever they are needed! The light wood laminate on the wall complements the distressed look of the reclaimed wood ladders perfectly.

IDEA #3: Cut laminates into horizontal strips to visually lengthen the space

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Laminate on wall: Liam Oak Giethoorn WYA 1279E
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

The same principle that applies in fashion applies to interiors as well – horizontal stripes visually ‘stretches’ a space, while vertical ones makes a space look taller. Wood-look laminates not only bring texture to a plain wall, they can be cut to resemble wood strips and laid horizontally to achieve the desired space-enhancing illusion you want.

IDEA #4: Hide storage spaces within furniture

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Laminate used on box: Amerie Viola Noce WY 5213D
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Small spaces often require customised furniture, and the box pictured above has been made so that it conceals storage inside! The compartments within improve organisation so items can be easily found, while the light wood-look laminate makes it look less bulky. When the lid is closed, the box can be used as a small table or low stool.

IDEA #5: Make use of vertical space

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Laminate on headboard: Celio Noce Vida WY 1261D
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

Faced with diminutive dimensions, find ways to free your floor from clutter, such as using furniture with slim forms, and hanging fixtures such as lights from the ceiling. Also, keep the colour palette light. The wintry white wood-look laminate panel behind the bed acts as a ‘headboard’ without taking much space, and enhances the cosy feel of the room with its subtle texture.

See all the featured laminates at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729, or contact them at 6592-5200 and [email protected]. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 6.30pm, Saturday from 10.30am to 4.30pm, and Sunday and public holidays from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

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