Decorating Small Spaces

Decorating small spaces can be quite a challenge. You want to fit in as much as possible and still make it look spacious. You want it to have some character but not look chaotic. A small space can look cluttered and cramped if not decorated properly. The trick is to make it look as large and spacious as possible. Choose your décor in a way that maximizes light and creates an open, airy feel. If you have high ceilings, try to draw attention to the vertical space. This will shift the focus from the lack of horizontal space. The proper use of color, scale, and weight can also make quite a difference. For example, leggy furniture makes a place look airy and spacious.

Strategically placed mirrors also create an illusion of space thus making a small space look larger than it is. Also, use of neutral colors and soft hues like white, beige or other lighter shades on walls, floor, ceiling, and upholstery will expand space by pushing back the walls. Small-scale furniture and creative storage ideas can also make a small place look bigger. Using these strategies and more can transform an area that is clamped and chaotic into one that feels cozy and aesthetically pleasing.

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