The house proud amongst us will always want to make our homes look as beautiful as possible. When you have a small room, it can be challenging to know how to make the most of the space. Small rooms can easily go from cosy to chaotic without the right design work. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s high time to spruce up our homes ready to entertain our guests. With these six simple tips, you’ll make the best of small rooms in no time.
1 . Light colours
For a smaller room, it’s best to focus on light colour schemes; not just for your wall colours; but for all the furniture and the most of your accessories. Of course, you’ll want a splash of colour here and there- but keep the majority of your colours in white, cream, beige or other neutral tones. If you have drapes, try to buy your drapes to match the exact colour of your walls.
Smaller rooms are not the place for too many objects. Even if the objects are mostly functional, it’s best to keep the amount of furniture and personal items as minimal as possible. Go through your items and if you haven’t something in ages, think about getting rid of it. It can help to ask yourself if you would still choose to buy the item now. If you have things that you want to keep, but require more space, a self storage service can be an excellent solution.
- One large decorative piece
Generally speaking, if you have too many smaller ornaments, or lots of small pictures hanging, the space can quickly feel cluttered. It’s best to invest in one large piece of art for a wall and keep the rest pretty simple. For a smaller room, this will help you to create the illusion of space.
- Use low-scale furniture
Choose sofas, chairs or beds that are fairly low to the floor. Doing so will make the space feel more open. As well as this, use furniture that can also be used as a source of storage. If you need extra space, choose clever storage options like floating shelves.
- Use mirrors
Mirrors can help to make a room feel bigger, as can the use of lots of natural light. When you’re shopping for mirrors, choose big statement pieces that stand out. To make the most use of natural light, keep your window spaces clear and use blinds or sheer drapes that allow light to flow into the room. Position your furniture strategically so that the sitting areas will get the most sunlight.
- Keep it plain
Too many patterns in a small room can overpower the space. It’s best to keep your fabrics plain. Generally speaking, smaller rooms suit a minimalistic look which focuses on using a small amount of functional objects.
The first step is to declutter each room so that it’s easier to start making decorative changes. It can be a great time to declutter before Christmas to make space for your guests and all those presents!
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