You might think that when decorating a small space, you need to sacrifice style. Actually, small spaces are a good creative challenge.
In large cities, many apartments have small rooms and spaces. This can be a challenge for decorating because we need to be honest about what we really need and what we don’t. We also often sacrifice design because we don’t want the space to look any smaller.
Decorating small spaces may seem like an impossible task to many people, but it is really an opportunity to get in touch with your inner interior designer and get creative. With the right elements, design tricks, and a little bit of imagination, a tiny space could soon become your favorite in your whole house.
When decorating small spaces, keep the following tips in mind, and your apartment will soon feel like a dreamy oasis instead of a shoebox.
Lighting is Key
A good trick is to create a well-lit space. Ideally, windows would let in a lot of natural light, but if that isn’t possible, add different kinds of lamps to ensure the space is really well-lit.
Keep the Floor Free and Clear
Try not to use elements that take up space on the floor. Using objects such as tables or floor lamps can make the room feel smaller and cluttered. That’s why it is better to hang whatever you can, such as lamps, wall-desks, planters, and other things.
Many small apartments only have one main room, and this is tough when it comes to receiving visitors. I recommend getting a sofa that transforms into a bed. This will make it easier to entertain in your living space.
One of the most common and easiest tricks for small spaces is using mirrors. Putting a large mirror in a room creates the illusion of more space. You could even try using several mirrors in different sizes. In addition to being nice decorative pieces, they reflect light and expand the space.
Size Does Matter
A good carpet is a must in any home. Not only can it become a conversation piece, but it helps give a cozy feel to a bedroom, living space, or dining area. This may sound strange at first, but in a small space, you actually do not want a small rug. Choose one that covers the entire floor instead.
When we don’t have much space, it’s best to find furniture that can help us save some. For example, buy an ottoman in which you can store things like blankets or a bed that has drawers for sheets at the bottom. Another option is to look for folding furniture such as desks, tables, and even beds.
Color or No Color, That Is the Question
While this is a personal decision, remember that it’s good to have balance. If we keep everything white, the space becomes very flat. But, if we use a lot of color, the space might look smaller. I recommend starting with small pops of color, using cushions, some wallpaper, or an accent wall. If you like neutral tones, try including textures that give depth to the room.
With these tips you can transform any area into a unique space in your home. When decorating small spaces, follow your instincts. Only you know what works and what doesn’t. And, be sure that the space reflects your own personal sense of style. It’s your space, and you need to be comfortable in it.
Remember that no matter how much space you have or what your decoration budget is, you can find unique items in unexpected places like design stores, flea markets, and vintage spots. You can also try making some of your own pieces, which will give your space an even more personalize touch.
So, don’t feel limited by your space. A creative mind can achieve anything!