BIG Ideas for Decorating a Small Space
Small-space decorating can be a challenge, but we can help you make the most of the square footage you have. Learn how to maximize and decorate small spaces with these tips.
Keep the Floor Clear
You need space for the essentials, but even the most perfectly decorated small space doesn’t work if you can’t walk in it. Try floating shelves and nightstands, to keep the floor clear and create space for extra storage beneath if needed. Opt for sconces and wall lights rather than floor lamps.
Go for Folding Pieces
Yeah, sure, you need a desk and a dining table... but do you need them 24/7? You’ll free up floor space and avoid the clutter that gathers on them if you choose a folding desk or table. If you have a one-wall kitchen, folding doors can conceal clutter when not in use.
Focus on Lighting
Small spaces can often end up seeming dark due to lack of windows. Make up for the lack of natural light by adding plenty of light sources in every room, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Combine ceiling fixtures—either a pretty pendant or elegant flush mount, depending on your ceiling height—with sconces or table lamps for a cozy and bright atmosphere.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If you’re not blessed with an abundance of natural light, mirrors can help reflect the light you do have around the room creating the illusion of a larger space. Try lining a wall with a large mirror or creating a gallery wall of different sizes and shapes.
Choose the Right Rug
A rug is the one item you definitely don’t want to skimp on as far as size goes. A rug that it too small will make the feel equally small. Choose a rug that’s large enough so most of the furniture will sit on it.
Keep It Cohesive
There are only so many things to look at in a small space, so make sure they all fit. Stick to a limited color palette, whether it’s light and airy or dark and dramatic.
Find Functional Pieces
Make the most of your space by choosing furniture that also doubles as storage. Opt for a bed with built-in drawers or benches and ottomans with space to store away extra blankets or sweaters. A daybed can serve as both a sofa and a guest bed.
No need for Miniature Furniture - Size it up!
There’s no need to use pint-size furniture and decor in a small space. You can use regular-size furniture and large-scale art; you’ll just need to use fewer pieces in the room overall. Be sure to choose a few eye catching statement pieces.
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