Sometimes it is always a bit difficult to manage that small room or cornered space in your house. Small spaces can be a curse for flat dwellers or even home dwellers because they become cluttered with stuff and it always seems hard to manage that space. But what most people don’t realize is that small spaces can be a blessing in design disguise. If you know the right tips to decorating your home, you can very easily manage that cluttered, congested area and turn it into a creative living space or small storage room or even a bed space too. Small spaces act as a booster for change, driving you to be creative, explore new designs and come up with innovative ideas to clear the clutter away.
The very first thing to do is to recycle or downsize. Throw away anything that you haven’t used in 18 months and pass it on for charity. If you don’t intend to throw away your precious clutter, recycle it and make use of it somewhere else. This way you are helping yourself to make more room and clearing away the mess to start redecoration. Also be storage savvy. Think of creating small storages to manage things. May be those storage cubbies beneath your bed can do you good if your decorating a bedroom.
Be very careful with the use of colors and lighting. Initially it is always wise to use neutral tones to give it a sweep clean and airy look but if you are creative enough to use bold colors and can play with your decoration styles, go ahead by designing your walls and furniture accordingly. Try out some wall painting palettes and match the dark with light. Consider the lighting of the room while you’re doing this and you can even make a cool pattern if you like.
Always know the shape of your space. There is a limit to every space in the house. We all wish to have that ten seater grand dining table in the house but you already know it’s not a possibility if your deal with small spaces. If you don’t have a space for a large rectangular table, either choose a smaller one or go with a circular one. Be clever while choose stuff for your space and keep limited stuff, not to clutter it too much.
Glass, acrylic and Lucite should all become your best friends when decorating for a small space. Not only do they fit with a variety of styles, but they let the eye travel through their clear and reflective surfaces. Experiment with mirrors on your walls. The best way to expand a small space is make it seem larger with a mirror or glass effect. A glass roof could be a good idea, if you want ample light to come to your room plus get that wide airy look, apply a glass roof to your room. It gives you a majestic and wider effect.
When your space seems tight, it’s always important to create areas that are multifunctional. You can maybe attach an l shaped couch or a sofa cum bed to your room to house your guests or simply watch TV. A small room can allow you to use every space. So utilize every nook and corner of the room and not waste too much space. At the same time be sure not to clutter in too much. Happy decorating!!
Do your small spaces feel cluttered and uncomfortable? Find simple and creative ideas that you can use to maximize your space and make your home inviting.