Small Spaces, Gorgeous Places
Decorating a small space make can be a bit of an adventure. Fortunately, with your creativity and our tips, you can make your smaller space a gorgeous place.
Small spaces have one big benefit: decorating them can be very cost effective, leaving so much room for experimentation. Use this to your advantage by trying something bold, or change things out when you find something better. To avoid overwhelming the space, consider decorating with only one or two bold pieces that make a statement.
Odd Shaped Spaces
In larger home, the odd shaped spaces, such as corner here or spot there often go unused. One of the more fun aspects of decorating a smaller space is finding ways of not letting any space go to waste.
For example, you might want to turn the space between your bedroom closets into a little office nook with simple desk, some shelves above, and a chair. You’ll have an efficient workstation instead of just a blank space.
Mix Your Furniture
The tendency when decorating a smaller space is to choose furniture that sits low. While this isn’t a bad idea, in general, make sure to alter the heights of your furniture to avoid feeling as though the room is boxed in. One tall bookcase or a signature headboard may be all that it takes to break away from the effect. Mixing both tall and short pieces is an effective technique for furnishing a small space.
Create Flexible Zones
Defining your spaces in a room will actually make it feel larger than it is. Arrange things in defined areas, using rugs, furniture and other pieces as natural dividers. This doesn’t mean that your zones can’t be flexible. A side chair can be moved around the room, for example, going from dining function to guest seating in minutes.
Hang Curtains High
Extend the visual height of the room by hanging curtains just under the ceiling or crown molding, instead of at the top of your windows. This will draw the eye upward and make the room seem taller.