Four Quick Tips for Decorating Small Spaces

Author: Danielle Fleming | | Categories: Experienced Home Interior Design , Interior Decorator , Interior Design , Professional Home Interior Design , Small Spaces

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Have you ever walked into a small apartment and been surprised at how large it feels inside? Decorating small spaces can be tricky, but with a few good tips you can turn any space (Yes even the tiniest of mud-rooms) into a breathable, beautiful room.

1. Light Walls and Dark Floors  

Light colors allow for light to flow more freely into the space, allowing you to utilize every inch of the room. Pair this with a slightly darker wooden floor, and it will reflect light and give the room dimension, creating the illusion of a larger space!

2. Just say NO to bottom heavy furniture

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Bottom heavy furniture can weigh down a room, making it feel crowded and smaller. Utilize lifted furniture with skinny legs to allow for light and air to circulate the space easier. Let the light through, and your small room will feel ten times larger.

3. Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall…

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One of the best ways to make a small space feel larger is hanging a large mirror. Extra points if you hang it on the wall opposite of a window as this triples the light inside the room, making the room feel larger than it is. Want something more interesting? Any art that is reflective can also create this mirror effect.


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It is easier said than done, but clearing surfaces allows for more light to bounce around the room, while also giving the impression that there is more space than meets the eye. Ottomans that double as storage, bookshelves with drawers or cabinets are your best friends. While decluttering, make sure to thoroughly clean any reflective surfaces to optimize light!

Use these tips and turn that small room into a breathtaking space! And be sure to let us at R . Designs know how these tricks worked for you!


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