“Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.”
– Lenoardo da Vinci

So you have a small space? Don’t worry, there are plenty of little designer tricks that will turn your small space into a cosy and inviting room that you will never want to leave.


If you don’t have a space or place for something do you really need it? Have you used it in the past year? Does it have sentimental meaning? If your answers are no for these questions, then you probably can throw it out. Really think about what you need and try to de-clutter to make your space seem more spacious.

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How to style a small space

Less Is More

When it comes to small spaces, less is definitely more. Choose a few statement pieces and decorate your room around that.

How to style a small space

High and Wide Curtains

Large windows make a room look bigger. Even if you have small windows there are ways to make then look bigger. Make the curtains higher than the windows and as wide as possible.

How to style a small space

Lots of Light

Light creates more space. It just does. So open your windows and embrace the day. Paint your walls in a lighter colour and ensure you have enough sources of artificial lighting such as lamps and pendants

How to style a small space

Long & Tall Furniture and Decorations

Long and lean furniture and decor will stretch a room out. If you can’t widen it why not heighten it?

How to style a small space

Multi-Purpose Furniture

Make the most of the space you have by using multi-purpose furniture eg gas lift beds, storage coffee tables and chaise lounges or stack decorative boxes to create side tables. All of these ideas will provide even more storage and less clutter.

How to style a small space

Draw Attention To The Ceiling

Use unique light fixtures to draw the eye upward. This will create an illusion of height and of course will look awesome – long and lean rule applies here too

How to style a small space

Use Glass and Clear Furniture

Using glass and clear furniture will create less visual bulk and keep the space looking open and airy

How to style a small space

Don’t miss out on How To Style A Small Space Part 2  where I will let you in on even more designer tricks to make the most of a small space

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