Decorating a large space in your home allows you to be more flexible in your design but what about small spaces? Does having a small space limit your decorating capabilities and options? Well, not exactly especially if you ask interior designers on how to beautify such a limited space.
Although small spaces are much harder to decorate or design, it is still possible to make it quite inviting as long as you know a few tips and tricks. If you are living in a small home and would like to have a more interesting space, here are some decorating ideas to consider.
- Go for reflective furniture. If you are working with a small area like the living room, the best thing to do is to use furniture pieces that don’t take up a lot of room. For example, instead of getting an intricately carved wooden table for the center of the living room, why not go for a glass topped table instead? You can also add mirrors or decorative pieces in glass, gilt, metal, or acrylic because they help liven up the small space.
- Don’t be afraid to use dark colors. Most of the time, pastel colors are chosen to make a small area look bigger but there are instances when using darker hues create more depth. For example, you can use contrasting colors of red and deep blue for a more intimate feeling.
- Move furniture away from walls. Placing furniture in a small space can be a bit tricky especially when there isn’t much wall space to work with. The best solution to this is to move your furniture pieces in the middle of the room. You can create a divider if you wish that will anchor your furniture together without making your space look crowded.
- Patterns can be useful. There are some homeowners who don’t really approve of the use of patterned walls because they worry that it will overwhelm the small space. On the contrary, choosing the right kind of pattern will actually distract the eye from the smallness of the space and make the interior look bigger than it actually is.
- White colors come in handy. Most interior decorators adhere to the rule that using white colors in a small space can actually help make a space look bigger. Using white curtains can help filter in more sunlight to your room as opposed to the darker hued drapes. The same goes true with the color of your furniture. Just be careful that you don’t spill anything on the white as they may be harder to remove.
- Use small scale furniture. Another handy trick when it comes to decorating small spaces is to use smaller scaled furniture pieces. Why worry about how you’re going to integrate those bulky tables and cabinets when you can go for the smaller sizes? They can help throw off one’s perspective of your space into thinking that you actually have a large area to work with.
- De-clutter. For many homeowners, decorating your space with photos, books, and other trinkets sounds like a lot of fun especially since this is your sanctuary, but too much can be a bad thing especially when you’re trying to make your space appear larger. De-clutter your space and leave those that you like the most while storing the rest.
Just because you have a small space it doesn’t mean that your decoration techniques will be limited. As long as you know how to maximize your small space, you’ll find it easier to decorate any time you want.