Just because you don’t have a huge home doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your style. Decorating a small space, just like decorating a large one, simply requires the ingenuity of design and a good eye for what works and what doesn’t. And while the focus is naturally going to be a little bit different when you’re working with less square footage, the general rules of design are pretty much the same.
1. Wall Lights
Rather than having lamps on tables, open up your tabletop space by mounting lights in your living room or bedroom. This will give you more room to be creative with your tabletops
2. Neat Furniture
One very simple hack is to choose tables that chairs and stools can slide under, disappearing and clearing space while not in use. This type of furniture will help the space feel open and light and clutter free.
3. Window Seats
A window seat is a great way to create extra seating, storage and dress up a window. Window seats can be used in kitchens to create seating around a kitchen table, on a landing of stairs, a bedroom or a sitting room.
Don’t be afraid to use a large mirror in a small space. Mirrors create illusions of depth and space so they can really help make a small room feel bigger. A full length mirror leaning against the wall is a great decorative element to use in a tiny narrow spot such as a hallway.
5. Day Beds
6. Use Large Rugs
Decorating a small space is all about tricking the eye into seeing more than there really is. When you use small rugs in a small space, you see—and think—small. Decorating with large rugs, however, give a sense of grandeur and the feeling of a larger room. Ultimately, the shape of a room and the furniture within it will dictate the best size rug to purchase, but always aim to go as big as you can!