Decorating Mistakes for Small Spaces
Decorating a small room is tricky. Most believe that white walls and small furniture are the only ways to style a tiny space, but don’t confine yourself to these rules! We tackle a few small space decorating mistakes and tell you the truth about smart design.
Relying on Small Furniture
Don’t rely on just small furniture. Play with scale, because often lots of little things in a small space makes a room look cluttered. A few pieces of large scale furniture can help the room look and feel bigger. Think large statement pieces, they create a visual impact and give the small space more character.
White Walls Only
Don’t limit yourself to white walls or lighter paint colors. Bold, dramatic paint colors can also make a space appear larger. The secret is to have a monochromatic color scheme. Also, designing with a more cohesive look creates a less confining space. Blur the lines of the room by continuing your bold wall color onto the ceiling.
Small Rugs for a Small Room
A Large rug with a bold pattern can actually make a room appear bigger. It draws the eye wider versus smaller rugs that break up the floor, making the space look crowded and accentuating the lack of square footage.
Crowding the Surfaces
Evaluate your small decorations and other belongings, make sure each piece is either meaningful, functional or actually compliments the piece you’re displaying it on. This is especially important for the products on your vanity or bathroom counter, these surfaces tend to get crowded overtime and makes the space look even smaller. Don’t clutter tables with lamps and frames. Consider wall light fixtures, like sconces and create a gallery wall of picture frames.
Heavy Window Drapes
Small spaces need as much natural light as possible. Heavy window drapes congests the room and blocks all the beautiful sunlight. If you’re looking for privacy, opt for light airy curtains or woven blinds.
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