Organization. An analysis of all the items you own or bough throughout the years can be helpful when you’d like to get rid of things that don’t really have a function or sentimental value. With all the items you’ve bought, some of them may not be ever used. Be confident and remove anything that carries no value or function. Organizing the stuff you have left will be easier now that clutter is no longer accumulating.
Scale. Visualize the size of the objects in relation to on another – is key to a decorating and organizing a small room successfully. Avoiding objects such as oversize furniture can help you not eat up a large amount of floor space. However, don’t think that you need everything to be small-sized. Including a mix of small to medium sized furniture can really help spice up your room! Remember that scale is always relative, so be sure to always take room measurements when buying furniture.
Use of lighting. Dark lighting can make a room look much more small and enclosed; but adding an effective light can give the illusion of additional space. Overhead lighting is lovely; however, it only illuminates the center of the room and leaves the corners dark. Incorporating a table or floor lamps can illuminate corners and can make the rooms look much larger.
Create counter space. Perhaps you don’t have enough counter space in your bathroom your kitchen. That’s no problem! For a temporary solution, using a store-bought island countertop can make up for the lack of storage. Bar carts on wheels or a small foldable table can give you that extra space-saving capabilities!
Colors. Much like lighting, adding lighter colors can give the illusion of spaciousness to a room. Having your decorating scheme be full of light colors and then using one piece or accent wall in a dark color can give visual interest. Adding a darker accent wall well bring in some boldness and excitement to a room, giving a room so much uniqueness that the size of the room may become irrelevant!
Utilize shelving. If you find yourself running out of space, don’t be shy to try out open shelving! Add a bookshelf to your kitchen, pantry, bedroom, or even bathroom for your most used items! The display doubles as a décor, and you won’t have to dig through your cabinets looking for your favorite coffee mug or skincare product.
Avoid patterns. Much like clutter, too frequent of patterns may emphasize the small space. Very tiny patterns can be acceptable as they blend the rooms together and make it appear quirkier. However, avoid large or bold patterns as they can be too distracting in a small space. Using a monochromatic color scheme is best for a simpler and less distracting space.
Add function to your belongings. Add and functionality AND style to your space! Investing in a murphy table can also work perfectly as a small kitchen corner and a small storage space! This is a great, quick set up for any down-sized nesters.
Make use of corners. Nooks and crannies are deemed as adorable in small spaces, but how could you utilize them? Introduce a very quirky style of eat-in kitchen with a built- in booth, or perhaps a little window seating. Use a moveable bench and chair to allow for easy clean up and mobility.
Opening spaces. Of course, keeping your home clutter free and adding storage to your home can most certainly make your rooms look spacious, but you also should also open up space for an easy to manage traffic that encourages movement throughout your house. If your guests have enough places to sit and enough room to freely move their feet and arms, it doesn’t matter if the room is small or not. A smaller room can seem much more inviting and cozy in this situation.
Double up storages. Use that wasted space in your home as storage! Utilize those drawers that are built beneath daybeds, couches, and other various furniture. Put away those extra linens, files, miscellaneous items, and so on within these efficient storage spaces.
Don’t think “small.” If you scale down all your furniture, this only draws attention to how small your living space is. Rather focusing on the smaller aspects, incorporate some huge and bold elements in your home! Look for oversized couches, or a large entertainment system, a large piece of artwork; but only pick one element., not all of it. By adding something with a big size, make that piece the focal point in your room to distract them from how small the room is.
These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and finds will help you maximize your living space regardless of the size of your humble domain!