There is no denying that homes are sanctuaries. In the present time, all we can afford with many other expenses is just a tiny apartment good-enough to call home. But just because you don’t have a pent-house size apartment or a Beckham’s level mansion, doesn’t mean it has to make you suffocate or be crammed with furniture. On the contrary, you can reflect your style in your home and decorate it just the way you like it, be it a small space or a super-spacious one.
Decorating a small space is no different to spicing up your huge home. All it requires is an eye for creativity and resourcefulness together with a grasp of what works well what doesn’t fit in. While it is going to be a bit easier and different too because of less square footage, the basic rules for making the space expansive are pretty much the same. The only idea is not to make it a challenge you can’t ever accomplish.
So, jump right into the details you need to know to make your tiny home feel airy and spacious while putting a personal touch to it. Following 11 tips will help you make the best use of a not-so-spacious space.
Lightening is the key
Ditch the black-out blinds and let the warmth come in. We cannot deny the impact of lightening on our house décor and on our moods too. Lightening can really open up a small space. Much as you like the fancy artificial lights in your house, let the natural sunlight also hit the walls of your house. Don’t have much space for giant lamps? Try out lights like wall sconces, fancy string lights, and pendant lights.
Beware of clutter
When it comes to spicing up small spaces, less is always more. The key to designing small spaces is to keep the clutter at bay. Know the amount of necessary stuff you want in your house and discard the rest. Pay heed to leave sufficient space for moving around in your house. This will not make your space look fresh and neat but will also give you peace of mind.
Invest in multi-functional pieces
Who doesn’t like investing in furniture pieces that can serve as many functions? The simplest way to streamline a room is to invest in furniture that serves more than one purpose. Go for a vintage-inspired look for your room; a rusty steamer trunk to pop up your lunge and can also be used to tuck away blankets and books for a clean look.
Add a pop of bold colors
Small spaces can look a little bit crowded and feel short of air. A pop of color is always the best option to come up with when you need to make your space airy and spacious. While the light hues can gel in well with the multi-functional furniture pieces, a touch of bold prints, textures, and colors can add the much-needed pop to the overall aesthetics of your house. A burgundy sofa in the lounge, a dark-color painted wall with picture frames, or bottle green velvet seats will do the trick.
Mirrors, mirrors on the wall
Mirrors never go out of fashion. They add both glam and additional light to your house while uplifting its appeal and giving an illusion of more space in your house. Create a gallery of multiple size mirrors or use only one, go big on doing the mirror art or fix one skillfully craved on the wall, the choice is all yours to play around with them.
Monochrome is back
The classic monochromatic look is back in style. Off-white, black and white never cease to impress when it comes to making your room or house airier and more spacious. Trim and detail, different hues of one color, particularly light colors, or a classic black to expand your room. You can opt for a monochromatic look in furniture.
Add depth with dark ceilings
How about creating depth in your house? Sounds good, right? Dark ceilings can be fun as well as eye-catching. While white paint brings the old-world charm to your room, the dark and bold ceiling will create the illusion of height and make it look roomy.
Play around with plants and flowers
Plants inside the house breathe in as much life into your house as they do it outside of your house. Flowers and greenery are the best way to style and amp up your small space. With over-crowding, they promise to bring in the peace of mind, air, and oxygen. However, be mindful that dying plants will have an opposite effect on your space.
Efficiently utilize nooks
Time to jog your mind and figure out what you can make of that small nook that you would otherwise neglect in your huge house? Make the space functional by putting in a bar table or small bookshelf. This won’t clutter the space, in fact, keep it perfect and tidy.
Use small symmetrical rugs
Sometimes, geometry can help. Tricking the eye to see beyond reality is actually not that difficult as it seems. Run around the market, and you will find plenty of symmetrical printed small rugs. Decorate your house with such doormats and rugs.
Ponder beyond big
Well, everything comes down to this! You might think filling it with furniture is the key, but it’s quite the opposite. Statement furniture pieces and uncluttered space is all you should hunt for.
It can be overwhelming to decorate a small space, but with little creativity, you can secure the balance of spaciousness, airiness, and elegance.