One misconception that people have when decorating the small space in their home, is that they should focus on functionality rather than design. That sentiment could not be further from the truth.
Just because your home is short on space, doesn’t mean it has to be short on style. It’s about finding the right balance between the two. Although it can be a challenge – it’s worth it in the long run.
To help you make the most of your space, we wanted to share 5 of our decorating secrets – with these, you’ll find that your home has never looked bigger…
1. Invest in dual purpose furniture
When dealing with small space every inch counts. Make the most of the room you have by investing in furniture pieces that will do double duty. A great example of this is would be to add a window seat with some storage underneath, or you could have a simple bookcase in the middle of a room, creating the perfect room divider like the picture below.
Every room needs a focal point – an eye-catching spot that establishes a hierarchy so you don’t see just a jumble. The focal point is usually the head of the bed in a bedroom and the TV or fireplace in the living room.
Keep things light when choosing colours – darker colours have a tendency to make spaces appear smaller to the eye, but light shades open things back up. Using neutral colours throughout your home is one of the best ways to push back the walls and let the eyes roam freely, making the space feel more expansive.
It’s critical to think vertically as well as horizontally. Invite the eye to move above and below eye level. Tall, narrow storage systems are your best bet when trying to get the most storage out of the least amount of space.
5. Find an Organisation System
Everyone knows that storage is king when it comes to small space living. Once you have the perfect storage in place you then need to consider the best ways to hide clutter from view. Lining shelves with small baskets creates a uniform look while hiding any clutter from view.
We hope we’ve inspired you to make the most of your space – and remember if you’re struggling to find furniture to fit in any small or awkward spaces, you can head on over to our online design wizard where you can create shelving and storage to suit your needs.