Just because you don’t live in a 3,000 square foot home doesn’t mean that you can’t have a ball decorating your home. Decorating a smaller living space, like a condominium can be just like decorating a big living space. Don’t let the size of your home feel like you can’t get wildly creative and create the home of your dreams.
Decorating your small living space is simply a scaled-down version of the same tactics you would use for any other size home. The rules of home design all boil down to the same concepts. Here are some of the best tips on making the most out of your space in a smaller home.
Lighting Is Everything
Even a big room can feel small if you don’t play your cards right with lighting. When a room is dark, it feels swallowed whole. It’s important to let in the right combination of natural lighting and additional lighting throughout your living space.
Light brings warmth, a sense of openness, and spaciousness. If you don’t have room for many lamps on your floors or surfaces, consider wall lamps. The more light, the better when it comes to giving your home a cozy glow!
Know Your Limits
Although having a small living space means that you have less room to work with, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still own a few larger items. Just make sure that you know your limits.
Don’t go overboard until you run out of room. While there’s no reason you have to ditch the idea of large furniture, you should always be careful about where you place it. Keep your larger furniture along the outskirts of a room so that it doesn’t eat up the space of your living room. By placing them against the wall rather than in the center, you’ll have more space to move around.
Consider Creative Furniture
If your space is extremely small, you may have to get creative. You may want to consider buying furniture that serves a multitude of purposes, or even kinds that fold. When these items are not in use, you can simply store them or convert them into something else.
Mirrors are one of the best ways to make your living space look much larger. Try adding mirrors along the walls to create the illusion of additional space. Mirrors won’t just make your area look larger, but it can also reflect light giving you even more warmth. If you want to get extra creative, you may even want to consider creating entire walls of mirrors for a real space defying illusion!
Above all, try to keep your accumulation of clutter down. Edit your belongings regularly, and get rid of anything you don’t need!
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