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For a lot of people, who aren’t professional interior designers, the prospect of decorating a small space and getting it right can seem almost impossible, but it can be done.
Many of us aren’t lucky enough to live in luxury homes or apartments where space is readily available, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy beautiful-looking, functional spaces too. Below you will find a few basic tips to help you get your small space decor just right.
Keep the floor as clear as possible
When there is lots of furniture cluttering up the floor space, it can make a small space seem even smaller. So, where possible try to use things like floating shelves and lamps that are attached to the walls so that the amount of floor space being used up is kept to a minimum. This will immediately increase the sense of spaciousness within.
Put the focus on lighting
Small spaces often feel darker than bigger ones because they usually don’t have as many windows. Luckily, you can mitigate against this by adding a few lighting sources of your own. Things like glass chandeliers that diffuse the light very effectively may seem extravagant in a small space, but they can work really well. Combined with mounted wall lights and a handful of table lamps, you can really get your small space looking every bit as light and airy as those larger spaces that always feel so special.
Make room for mirrors
While we’re on the subject of lighting, mirrors are also great for making a room appear lighter, while also making it seem bigger too. As you will know, mirrors reflect light, so any available sources of light will be amplified by having mirrors in the space. Since they also reflect the room back, they can also make it seems like there is more space to the room than there actually is.
Although conventional wisdom would say that using light colors in your small home’s interior design would be a smart move to make it feel more light and open, it is actually the case that bold, dramatic colors can work quite well. They can make your smaller home look much more luxurious and give it even more personality. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it needs to be white all over, and actually, a really glossy navy, jade, or red can make your small space feel like a beautiful jewel box.
Stick to a small color palette
Although there are no limits to the colors you can use in your small space, it’s better to stick to two or three colors across your walls, furniture, and accessories. Having too many different colors could be far too overwhelming for such a small space. That being said, if you think you can rock a multi-colored space there is no one who is going to stop you.
Small spaces can be just as beautiful as bigger ones providing you take the time and effort to get the decor right!
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