When you live in a small space, decorating it can feel like a game of Tetris. The more that you try to fit in your home, the more that you feel an impending GAME OVER about to appear in the center of your living room.
The good news is, it’s completely possible to decorate a small space without filling it up to the ceiling. Apartment and condominium interior design starts with a little creativity and a good eye. Plus, you can find inspiration from furniture in fashion. By combining function with stylish choices, you’ll have a fabulous small living space to call home in no time. Here are some of the best tips for getting started.
Keep As Much Floor Space Clear As Possible
The most valuable part of your home is your floor space. You want to be able to move around as much as possible without worrying about tripping over furniture. Not only is an open floor easier to move around it, but it looks better.
When decorating, try to put things on your ceiling and wall as much as possible. Opt for lights you can hang on the wall rather than using floor lamps. Keep as many objects as possible on surfaces rather than letting them clutter up your floor.
Use Creative Storage Solutions
When possible, try to choose furniture which can be folded. Small apartment dwellers will appreciate being able to put their table away after eating, or folding up their bed when they’re expecting guests.
Instead of storing things in the open, consider storing things under surfaces or up high on shelves. Try to think of ways that you can keep things out of sight while still being able to reach for it if you need.
Use Lighting To Your Advantage
Never underestimate the power of lighting! When you use light cleverly, you can make a room look much bigger with a few tricks up your sleeve.
Natural light also gives the impression of a room being much bigger. Allow as much light to come in the room as possible so that you can. Leave your curtains open, and consider installing additional windows if it’s your property.
Fake Space With Mirrors
Mirrors are your best friend in small spaces. With a few mirrors in the right places, you can fake much more space than you actually have. Reflections can make you create the illusion that the room is as much as double the size.
The bigger the mirror, the better!
Be Smart With Scale
When choosing objects to fill your living space with, make sure that they’re the right scale for your home. Choosing furniture that’s too big for your home will make it look much smaller than it is.