Bigger isn’t always better! Filling up a huge bedroom or living room costs money. Sometimes, people also run out of ideas about how to settle on the arrangements of a large area. Small spaces are better in the sense that you don’t need plenty of furnishings or accessories to decorate them and tiny details can also make a big difference.
If your tiny apartment seems a bit off even after painting with your favorite colors or inexplicably cluttered despite putting everything away, these seven ideas can give you inspiration.
Being a little bold is okay.
Some people get confused over the concept of using dark and bright colors. While it’s risky to smear a small room with dark shades such as black, deep brown, or purple, you can always experiment with bold hues. It’s completely fine if you bring graphic prints, large-scale floral, leather materials, and colorful fabrics into your tiny living place. However, apply them on a small scale to avoid creating a busy and chaotic atmosphere.
Say ‘no’ to dark colors.
It’s a nice trick to create an exotic look in a large space but seems claustrophobic for a tiny room. It will feel like closing in on you if a place features dark wall colors and dark furnishings. A small place needs to be as open as possible. It is necessary to make it appear larger to create a comfortable feel. There’s no alternative to applying light colors on the walls, ceiling, and using neutral fabrics such as soft shades of gray, green, or blue. If there’s any window, keep it open and use a white or cream colored Roman shade to create a bright and airy feel.
Bring in pops of bright colors such as yellow, deep blue, or the warmth of wooden tone to save the ambiance from looking too clinical.
Bring back interest with architectural details.
In the mission of keeping the walls bright and clutter-free, we often make a small space lifeless, almost sterile with crisp white color and an unadorned ambiance. In that case, architectural details such as wainscoting decorations can bring the lost charm back! Alex Moulding offered some modern styles that you can consider for your next home remodeling.
Although these features often seem suitable for larger rooms, wainscot can really define a pint-sized place and add visual interest to an otherwise plain background. Install beadboard wainscoting or board and batten panels and pair them up with chair rails, accessories, wall stickers, wallpaper, or something else to create some excitement.
Stop dividing a room into multiple zones.
Don’t create microzones in a small place because it will only make it look narrower and more congested. If it’s a living room or a bedroom, embrace the length and fit in one full-size sofa or a bed, respectively.
Don’t cram the bedroom with separate furniture pieces. Rather, bring in a multifunctional unit that can be used as a shelf, bookcase, and side table. Similarly, a large sofa with one or two chairs will be enough for the family room. You can use them for watching TV, reading books, or just sitting and chatting with others.
Save floor space with wall-mounted shelves.
High-level floating shelves stretching from wall to wall looks great, adds to the storage option, and saves valuable floor space as you can mount them above other furniture pieces too. The vertical space, aka, the walls can add extra square footage to the dynamic of small room decoration. These hanging shelves are the best place to stash books and magazines and keeping small storage boxes. If you paint them in the same color of the walls, they will add an architectural detail and create a nicely cohesive, almost built-in look.
Decorating a small space is not tough, but many people get confused over what to keep and what to get rid of. These tips will give you inspiration for more ideas to dress up your tiny place. So, look at these again before rearranging the décor scheme of your pocket-sized house.