Small spaces are not a decorator’s nightmare. In fact, if you have a small space in your home, you can easily make it look much larger and much more comfortable.
Small spaces might lack room, but they certainly needn’t lack style. All you have to do is use a little creativity when decorating.
Multi-task your furniture
It’s a sneaky but innovative way to make your small space more functional. Buy furniture that doubles as storage. This allows you to store the items you want without making the space appear cluttered or messy.
Ottomans that double as storage bins, coffee tables and sofa tables with drawer space, and shelves and decorative baskets that hide a plethora of sins are a great way to start. Hide throw blankets, magazines, remotes, and even your children’s toys in these. They’re readily accessible, but give your small space a clutter-free look.
Hang your curtains high
This might be the simplest yet most innovative small space design idea ever invented. You can automatically make the smallest of rooms appear much larger by simply moving your curtain rod from just above the windows to the ceiling and hanging longer curtains.
It draws the eye upward and makes your space automatically appear much larger than it actually is. It’s a change that takes only a few moments’ time but makes a lifetime worth of difference.
Hang wall art strategically
One of the best things you can do for a small space is to make it look larger by offering it a bit more natural light. Mirrors are a great start. By hanging several mirrors on opposite walls, you will allow the light from the windows to reflect throughout the room. This makes it appear larger and brighter.
The art you hang on your walls is another element that can make your room appear larger. While mirrors help, you don’t want to forgo actual art. Letter perspectives are a great addition to any small space. This kind of art is created by photographers who use nature’s natural shapes to create lovely letters.
Purchase one to represent the first initial of your last name or a lovely saying. Ideally, three of these will work best when hung in a simple row above a piece of large furniture. It lends an air of sophistication and elegance to a small space.
Small rooms are not bad rooms. They have just as much stylish potential as the bigger rooms in your home, provided you have the eye to see the possibilities.