Whether you live in a poky little condo, or you just want to make the best use of a tiny room in your home, it can be difficult knowing how to properly decorate a small space. Luckily, there are some clever design hacks that you can use to your advantage. Read on for some advice for how to best decorate a small space:
Let as much natural light in as possible! Choose lighter coloured curtains or blinds instead of dark heavy fabrics. If you’re decorating a bedroom apartment or a room with small windows, brighten it up with artificial light. Table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, and even string lights, will help to create warmth and ambience.
When trying to create as much space as possible in a room, the best thing to do is to choose furniture items that are a double duty. This means going for items that serve more than one purpose, cutting down on your need for extraneous items. Beds that convert into sofas, folding chairs, tables that fold up against the wall: all these things are designed to maximize your space.
It’s a well-known design trick that mirrors work well in a small room. Not only are they practical, they also reflect light and the illusion of more space back into the room. Choose larger mirrors to make the most of this trick.
Creative storage solutions
If you are working with a minimal amount of space, you want everything in the room to have a purpose. Creative storage solutions are not only practical, they can also be eye-catching and add to your room’s aesthetic. For example, a vintage trunk used as a coffee table with plenty of storage space within, or an attractive ottoman that can be used to store magazines or remotes. The only limit is your imagination.
Take advantage of vertical space
With a small room, you have to take advantage of every available inch. That may mean utilizing your walls by playing around with taller items, such as high bookshelves, or adding additional shelving. Here’s a top design tip: affix your curtain rod a few inches below your ceiling or crown moulding to create the illusion of height.
You can brighten up your space and make it feel more alive by bringing in plants and flowers. Add plants to the tops of bookcases, or hang them from the ceiling – fit them wherever you have space! And if you lack a green thumb, no one will judge you for choosing artificial plants.
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