There is likely at least one room, nook or other area in your home that is small and difficult to decorate. Ideally, you want a small space to feel comfortable and roomy. Here are some tips that will help:
- Clean out the clutter. A desk overflowing with papers, too many knickknacks, or an extra piece of furniture can be all it takes to make a small space feel claustrophobic! Remove everything that doesn’t absolutely have to be there.
- Choose colours that blend. In small spaces, a monochromatic colour scheme works best. Select colours that blend, rather than contrast. For example, blues and greens blend nicely. Black and orange do not.
- Let in the light. If the space has a window, don’t block the light with an elaborate window dressing. Use simple curtains or blinds and keep them open.
- Remove obstructions. Anything that blocks the doorway or other entrance to a small area will make the space seem even smaller and more uninviting.
- Give it a purpose. What do you want the space to be? A home office nook? A comfy reading area? An exercise room? Give the space a purpose and then decorate and furnish accordingly.
It doesn’t take much to make a small space seem larger, more comfortable and more significant.