Decorating Tips for Small Spaces
It is a common myth that small spaces are difficult to decorate. There are a few things to keep in mind in order for your small space to look amazing and seem larger.
Be Creative with Storage Solutions - Clutter makes any space look smaller than it really is, especially with spaces that are smaller to begin with. Also, smaller spaces tend to have less closet and cabinet room, so it is important to find storage anywhere you can. Get creative with different ways to store items that do not need to be in view.
The space beneath the coffee table in this photo is utilized with an old vintage trunk. This trunk could easily store a variety of items that you may want to keep out of sight.
The unused space above the cabinets in this kitchen is used for extra storage. Decorative baskets are used to hide clutter
Floor to Ceiling Window Treatments – Go bold with your drapery. Adding floor to ceiling window treatments brings the eye upward, making the ceiling look higher and the room look larger.
Use Mirrors – A mirror is a small space’s best friend. It will create the illusion of a larger space. Add a large mirror opposite a window in a small room. It will reflect light, making it an extra source of light. As a result, this will make the room appear larger.
Make Use of Every Space, Nook, and Cranny – Smaller rooms have obvious limitations. Can’t find that extra space for a desk? Think outside the box:
Also, remember to make use of your vertical space! This is often ignored, but can be extremely beneficial for storage and decorating:
This shoe shelf takes up minimal space in the room, but by taking advantage of the vertical space up the wall, it adds extra storage.
Remember, it isn’t hard to decorate a small space. There are many ways you can make a small space appear larger. All it takes is a little creativity and some thinking outside the box.
Author bio: Eric Blair writes about interior design and spicing up any room with the proper use of unique oval wall mirrors from Oval and Round Mirrors.