Tips for Decorating a Small Space
When it comes to decorating a small space, it can often feel like an impossible task to take on. On one hand, you want to fit in as much as possible but on the other, you don’t want the space to look cramped and overfilled. It can be difficult to add personality to a space without it looking cluttered.
Whether you are in a flat share and want your own personal space to look as stylish as possible or you have a studio apartment that your keen on not looking messy and chaotic, this short post will give some tips on decorating your small space without sacrificing style.
Mirror Mirror.. .Everywhere
If you are not lucky enough to have a lot of natural light coming in, mirrors can help make the most of what you do have by reflecting it around the room, helping to give the illusion of a bigger space.
Remember to think outside the box when it comes to placement. You could have an oversized mirror on the floor, leaning against the wall, Parisian Instagram style! Or, consider creating a gallery wall using different shapes and sizes.
Choose Your Furniture Wisely
When choosing furniture for your room, have a think about whether it needs to be in use all of the time. For example, if you need a work desk or a dining table, consider buying ones that can be folded up when they are not being used. By doing this, not only will you free up valuable floor space, but it will stop you from piling up things like mail on top of them, which as we know creates clutter.
When it comes to painting a small space, most people automatically think about finding the brightest white they can with the hope of making their space appear bigger but there is a little more to it than that, and it’s definitely not your only option.
There are plenty of options to choose, ranging from bold and bright to dark to light, here are a few to consider.
- Grey – Be sure to choose a paint with a luminosity to it if you are painting a small space as grey can be dull if you don’t select the right finish.
- Teal – A deep colour like this can create the perception of depth.
- Blush – This soft shade of pink can add warmth to a small space without being too overpowering. Perfect if you have darker furnishings.
- Light blue/green – Used against natural coloured décor, the contrast can make a small space feel dynamic.
For more inspiration, why not check out the fantastic range at The Paint Shed, where you will find a wide range of colours to suit your space.
It’s All About the Lights
Small spaces can quite often feel dark and gloomy, especially if natural light is limited. One way to make up for the lack of natural light in a room is to add plenty of other light sources.
Things you should consider:
- Using wall lights to enhance corners and recesses
- Have tall lamps with small shades
- Spread the light around the room as much as possible
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