Some might argue that there is more skill required for decorating a small space. You’ll need to have a good eye for what is going to work or what isn’t. And spatial awareness is going to be a must. The focus, however, when decorating a small room will be different from that of when you have all the space in the world to play with.
However, a small space doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort, luxury or personality.
Here are a couple of simple tips that can change your space with ease.
Mirrors are both functional and add plenty of additional light to any room. They create the feeling of extra space because they reflect all of the light from the room back into the room. By using one large one, and a range of smaller ones, you can increase the amount of light in the room when using a mirror. Combining the mirrors with a gallery wall will make this a less obvious trick.
Less is more, and less is better. Although it isn’t always as achievable as we might like because having a family tends to come with a lot of ‘stuff’. In general, keeping the number of things that you own, and are in any given room is much about discipline and a lot about the right storage options. It is even more critical in a small house that you leave plenty of space available, declutter when you can. Have a look at countertops, under beds and sofas too. They tend to be the main spaces where excess things are placed. Start looking at everything you own and make a decision about how much you need it, want it or use it.
You can get very creative with your furniture and your storage too. A little bit of research, and you will be able to find the perfect space-saving dining room ideas and the easiest ways to make more use of your kitchen cupboards. Try to opt for furniture that comes with an extra storage option.
Consider beds and sofa that have extra storage hidden in the base and ottomans that can store bed sheets. This will give you more options than just having to pack everything directly into the wardrobes or drawers.
Small spaces work very well with a mix of bright colours, a touch of pattern and plenty of neutral colours too. Accent walls, when in the right place, can make a room look much bigger than it really is. If you don’t want to risk getting the colour or the shade of colour ‘wrong’ although you can’t really go ‘wrong’, then think about adding colour in your decorative items. Plants, plant pots, rugs, cushions and blankets can be your source of bright colours and texture. Going bright and bold comes down to finding a balance that works.
There aren’t really design rules, but there are theories about colour, the use of vertical space that can help you maximise the space you have in smart ways.