Small spaces need decorating. It’s just that they need a different approach to maximize the space that they have. There are many different decorating ideas that work well for small spaces that are not only pleasing, but can actually increase the appearance of space in that particular room.
What follows are just a few ideas for improving the appearance of small spaces that can add considerably to your home.
Choose Light Colors: Adding light colors to a small room helps it to breathe and open up more. Even though you have not added to the size of the room, it simply appears larger and more comfortable. This is especially true in apartments where space is at a premium.
Wall Storage Shelves: Putting your storage shelves on the walls can save a considerable amount of space in the room, particularly kitchens and bathrooms which tend to be on the small side. In addition, many of these open shelves are attractive and even decorative depending on what is stored. Floor to ceiling shelves can save a considerable amount of space when used properly.
Fill that Nook: In many bedrooms, apartments and condos, there are nooks generally found between closet spaces which often go unutilized. However, by filling them with a home office, perhaps a desk and shelving you can add more function to the room while taking up little in the way of usable space. The nook makes the perfect desk area that gets used, yet still leaves plenty of open space to get to the bed or other place in the room itself.
Hidden Storage: Placing storage units under tables, sinks and other places can add considerably to the available space in your home while utilizing the areas which go to waste when it comes to storage. Imagine placing a storage area under the bathroom sink where you can place all the necessary items which helps clear up the clutter is a brilliant idea.
Curtain Dividers: If you need a way to make one small space into two small spaces, curtain dividers are the way to go. Curtains are very thin and take up little room, yet they create the division needed that can add to the illusion of a completely separate room. For example, in many apartments the living room and dining room are together, but a curtain can effectively separate them.
A Lamp on the Counter: For many small apartments where space is at a premium, creating a more intimate atmosphere is relatively easy to do by combining different areas of the room with common items. When you place a lamp on the kitchen counter, you are creating a more intimate area that combines existing spaces.
These are just a few smart ideas to help create the illusion of more space in small places. By keeping things practical and light, you can make the most out of the room available in the space that you have. Plus, all of these ideas are cost efficient and can be done quickly to create a better use of space.