When it comes to decorating small spaces, it’s essential to be creative and make the most of every inch of available space. Whatever the size of your space, interior design can help you create a comfortable and more functional home. Here are our top ideas to make the most out of your compact living space.
- Choose the Right Colours
Colours play an essential role in interior design. Using lighter colours can make a small space appear larger and more open. Neutral colours like beige, white, and grey work best, but you can add pops of colour with accessories or accent walls. Avoid using too many bold and dark colours, which can make the space feel smaller and cramped. The exception to this rule would be if you are trying to create a space that suits darker tones such as a snug or den, or possibly even a bedroom. If you use darker colours in smaller spaces we would suggest really embracing this look and painting the whole room in your chosen shade, including skirtings and ceilings to make the walls feel taller and prevent paint changes dividing the room.
- Use Multipurpose Furniture
In small spaces, every inch counts. Choose furniture that serves multiple functions, like a sofa bed, a storage ottoman, or a coffee table with hidden storage. This will help you maximise your space without sacrificing style or comfort. Folding chairs and tables are also great options as they can be easily stored away when not in use.
Beds can be wonderfully versatile when it comes to being multi-purpose and having hidden storage. The Charlotte Storage Bed from Love Your Home is a perfect example. It comes with plenty of ottoman storage inside the bed so that you can keep your bedroom clutter free. A great stylish addition.
- Make Use of Vertical Space
When you’re working with limited floor space, it’s essential to think vertically. Install shelves or bookcases that reach up to the ceiling. This will not only provide additional storage space but will also draw the eye upwards, making the space feel taller.
You will pay more for extra tall storage such as this stunning brass shelf unit from Wayfair, but at 220cm it gives a really good amount of extra storage compared to a typical height of around 180cm, and also will enhance the room aesthetically with its subtle luxury feel.
Hanging plants, artwork, or mirrors can also create the illusion of more space. The Venus Full Length Mirror from Daals is a perfect addition to make this illusion work.
- Keep it Simple
When it comes to decorating a small space, less is often more. Stick to a minimalist design with clean lines and simple shapes. Avoid clutter by limiting the number of decorative items and keeping everything organised. Use storage solutions like baskets, bins, and shelves to keep things tidy and out of sight.
- Use Light to Your Advantage
Natural light can make a small space feel larger and more open. Keep windows clear of obstructions and use sheer curtains or blinds that allow natural light to filter through. If your space doesn’t get enough natural light, consider adding artificial lighting, like lamps or track lighting. This will not only brighten up your space but can also create a cosy ambiance.
We love these linen-blend curtains from H&M which will allow your room to stay retain its light and brightness.
Interior design isn’t exclusive; whatever the size or shape of your home, a design can be created to make the very best out of what you have. Even in a small space you can create a comfortable and functional home that maximises every inch available.
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