Whether it’s a small house or a tiny room within the house, decorating limited spaces can be challenging. As you try to fit everything you need and make it look cute, you are worried that the room may end up resembling a showroom or looking cluttered and confused. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
1. Invest in multipurpose furniture and fixtures
There are hundreds of options available to you when it comes to multifunctional pieces. Visit stores, such as fermliving.us, for items that serve multiple functions. A sofa that doubles as a guest bed, or ottomans that you can use as coffee tables and bonus seats to accommodate more people, are viable options. And instead of the traditional swinging doors, opt for pocket doors with glass windows to create separation while allowing shared light to flow throughout the space. Plus, they are great features for maximizing space as they can be slid into the wall when not being used.
2. Play with the lighting
Where possible, let the natural light pour into the room to give it an airy feel. Refrain from using dark curtains. Semi-sheer shades may be a better alternative. Carefully evaluate the design of the room with regard to the windows to help you determine where to install the lighting appliances. Strategically place mirrors to visually expand a small space and reflect light to brighten the room.
3. Choose your colors wisely
Dark colors used in small spaces may make the room appear much smaller because they tend to absorb light. But, dark ceilings and light walls add depth to the interior. Therefore, to fool the eye and make the room seem bigger, you have to carefully choose your color palette. Soft tones, such as off-white and blue, can brighten up a tiny room making it more inviting. Incorporating pastel-colored accent pieces sets a happy mood in a room.
4. Be organized
Having a place to keep everything is important in small rooms. Solution? Declutter. Get rid of the furniture and decorations that you no longer need in the room. For instance, once your child outgrows their sports car bed or princess chair, instead of pushing them into a corner of their room, have them removed and stored for future use. Or better yet, hold a yard sale and involve your whole family for a fun-filled day selling off items you no longer need around the house. Even the most perfectly decorated spaces don’t work if you cannot step into them.
5. Don’t be afraid to scale
Take a few risks and make a statement with a well-curated furniture set or decoration. Take say, installing an over-the-top chandelier in a small living room will create contrast and be a source of intrigue.
Decorating small spaces doesn’t have to feel like an impossible puzzle. There are numerous tricks and tips that you can apply to maximize space and even make the room appear bigger. Remember to always give heed to color techniques, furniture arrangement, and smart lighting to turn your limited space to a haven of comfort and style.