Home Décor Ideas decides this time to deeply look into home ideas that can help our small spaces look spacious and functional. The tricky thing though, about decorating small spaces is that they magnify flaws. When everything in the apartment is within 10 feet of your eyeballs, you’re really going to notice when something’s amiss.
This means that little tiny details can make a big, big difference. Let’s see what we can do to avoid a situation like this.
- Light is Everything
Natural light will immediately make a room appear larger, but if your room doesn’t have windows, or has fairly small windows, there are other things you can do. Try placing light fittings higher up on your walls, or perhaps try adding some hanging lights from your ceiling. Recessed lighting can have a similar effect, with lights set into the ceiling or wall. These lights won’t take up any additional space in your room, but will make it feel brighter and more open.|
- Flying Furniture
By this I don’t mean furniture that actually floats above the surface of the floor, although if you’ve figured out how to make that happen, please let us know. I mean furniture with legs that sits up above the floor by a few inches, which creates a feeling of airiness and the illusion of extra space.
- Rug it up
Too-small rugs are our decorating enemy Νο.1. It may seem unexpected, when your space is so small, that something not being big enough could be a problem, but in fact, it is. A too small rug can break up the floor area and visually shrink your space.
- Wall-mounted Shelving
Wall-mounted shelves are a great choice for small spaces because they eliminate all the unnecessary parts of bookshelves and if you get them in white, they blend into the wall, creating a nicely cohesive, almost built-in look. Plus, you can mount them above other pieces of furniture, like a desk or dresser, which is a huge space saver.
- The Earth with “art” is just “eh”
In the same way a rug that isn’t big enough can make a small space seem smaller, art that isn’t big enough can make a small space feel tiny and awkward. A good rule is: little art goes on little walls, big walls need big art. And it’s usually a good idea to avoid groups of smaller pieces and go for just one larger one.
- Mirror-cles Happen
The bigger the mirror, the more space it will appear to create. Think carefully about the angle of the room you want to reflect – placing a mirror opposite a window, for example, will bring both natural light and greenery into a smaller room.
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