Small spaces have great potential for interior decoration. Make more room while giving each space your unique design expression by applying these 7 rules that the pros use!
1. Slim Down – Get a big box, basket or bag and sift those little accents. Too many little things around a small room quickly clog the room space. It's amazing how much air space you will create by being very specific about what you have placed on trays and shelves.
2. Cut Down – Heavy, bulky window treatments not only block the limited light in your small room, but are also extravagant. Free these windows using blinds, blinds or even shutters. There are some great options to make or buy at your favorite interior decoration store. Have some money to spend, have your blinds customized in fabrics that complement the rest of your room decor.
3. Color Down – Although a variety of colors breaks a big house, too much color in a small house will work against your already limited space. It is best to paint all walls of one color or use a similar palette for small, subtle changes from one room to the other.
4. Lighten Up – Shoot in this limited light with the use of mirrors positioned directly in front of a window. Use a semi-gloss paint to reflect the light and keep your polished furniture and appliances clean.
5. Fabric Up – It's best to make your accents and leave the big pieces of furniture solid. If you already have a busy sofa with a floral print, shapes or bands, think about toning things up a bit with a slipcase. Then, bring these extra fabrics into your accents to give visual depth and emotional interest. Have fun with this part of your interior design project!
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6. Liven Up – Nothing says open space and health like fresh plants placed around a room. Potted plants are preferable, but abundant regularly refreshed bouquets will work as well.
Limited instead? Positioning a potted plant in front of the mantel of the fireplace during the hottest time of the year is a great use of this space. Tilt your furniture and use the extra space to display an inside tree or palm.
7. Step Up – The bare wood is always the best and the most beautiful option to give a bigger look to a small room. The floor in an apartment can not be changed but it can be changed! Place a lighter area rug on the existing rug. Or in the case of a dark linoleum, find a light bamboo or berber to bring out the light.