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I know for sure I have struggled in the past when decorating my abnormally small bedroom, but using these tips I have been able to optimise the space I have, and made it nice and cosy, as well as functional. Keep reading to discover how you should be decorating your small space.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #1 | Mirrors, mirrors and more mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to decorate small spaces. They give the illusion of depth through reflections of light. Creating a mirrored wall using mirrored square tiles found in Ikea can be a great way of using mirrors to expand your space without breaking the bank, or even visiting a second hand shop, you might be able to score a brilliant looking mirror for an unbelievable price.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #2 | Light walls
Walls that are lighter in colour reflect light and therefore make a room look bigger. Darker colours absorb light closing the room in. When it comes to deciding on wall paint for your small room, try buying a lighter shade of the colour as it will ensure the appearance of a bigger room.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #3 | Light or mirrored furniture
Using white or light colour furniture will give the illusion of a bigger room. As I said earlier lighter colours reflect light, making a room appear bigger. Mirrored furniture is also a great way to make a room look bigger, but it only works if your room is lighter in colour, as if your room was painted a dark grey, for example, it will reflect this dark colour, and do the opposite of what you want, which is make your room look even smaller. So stay clear of mirrored furniture if your room is painted a dark colour, as it will defeat the purpose of making your room look bigger.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #4 | Use the walls
Why not try wall shelves instead of a bulky shelving unit? Shelves are a great way to decorate small spaces, as they double as great space savers and also look really nice. Or instead of positioning a full length mirror on the floor, why not mount it to the wall?
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #5 | Clear furniture
Glass or acrylic furniture makes it look as though it’s not there. For example, instead of buying a white chair, why not look for an acrylic one? Although they may be a bit pricier, they will definitely make your room look a lot bigger. Amazon has a great selection of acrylic chairs, buy one here.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #6 | Clutter free
Does anyone find that clutter just magically appears in their room? Clutter is something that will just always appear in a room no matter how hard you try to avoid it. As soon as you spot it, try storing it away either in boxes, that double as storage and decor for your room, or in a drawer or cupboard.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #7 | Natural light
Light is the easiest way to make a room appear bigger. It will instantly open up the space and make it look inviting. Using sheer curtains is a great way to still provide privacy while also letting light in.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #8 | Minimise furniture pieces
Minimising furniture is a great space saver and money saver. For example, instead of buying both a dressing table and desk, why not just buy one, and use it as both? Or instead of buying both a bedside table and dressing table, why not use your dressing table as both a bedside table and dressing table? This is a great way to save some space, and money, just make sure the furniture has enough storage to double as both things.
Decorating Small Spaces Tip #9 | Don’t buy furniture that is too big for the space
It can be easy to misjudge the amount of space you have in your small room. The furniture you buy may fit in the space intended perfectly, however, does it look too big in the space? This can easily make your room feel cramped and cluttered.
Thank you for reading this post, and I hope it helps you when it comes to decorating your small space. If you use any of these tips to decorate your small space, let me know. Be sure to follow my blog, as there are plenty of helpful interior tips and tricks to come!