Decorating a small space or a small room is a tricky business but it also allows you to think outside of a box and be creative. When you have to fill small space with furniture and make it look like it’s not crowded, you have to use some tricks and optical illusion. Interior decorators are master illusionists when it comes to decorating small spaces.
The proper colors for the room are very important because they can make it look optically bigger and huger than it actually is. Using light colors will make walls appear to recede, creating a bright and airy feel. Colors to consider are light blues, greens, light grays and neutrals.
A palette of off-whites or beiges will expand the space by appearing to push back the walls. Soft hues also tend to illuminate a room by reflecting light. In addition to enlarging an area, a neutral palette imparts instant sophistication and creates a calming environment.
Designers often place mirrors strategically in small places in order to make them feel larger. One of the most common small living room ideas is to hang a large mirror in a central location to create a focal point. If possible, position a mirror across from your window so it will reflect the view and give the illusion of another window.
To keep the open feel you want, pick a few cherished items and display them in creative ways. Accessorize a bookcase, or hang a floating shelf for your family pictures, but do not clutter a tabletop. Less is more when furnishing a small space.
When it comes to small space, you may realize you have no room for storage and no floor space to add anything. The walls can offer you a solution. Take advantage of the vertical space the walls offer, look at it as extra square footage. They are a perfect surface for hanging shelves, or built-ins. Another way of creating extra space in a small home is by building a loft. Whether to use it as storage space, bedroom/sleeping space, or home office…
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