“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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Less Is More
When it comes to small spaces, less is definitely more. Choose a few statement pieces and decorate your room around that.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
Use Glass and Clear Furniture
Using glass and clear furniture will create less visual bulk and keep the space looking open and airy
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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