Decorate a Small Space {LIVING and BEDROOM}

Small spaces are the bane of any flat-renter or home-owner’s life, but they can actually be a blessing in disguise as they force you

a) clear the clutter and

b) become far more creative with interior design ideas than you would be normally.

Small Living Room :

The devil is in the detail when it comes to small spaces. Avoid skirting boards, cornices and other architectural details as they stop the illusion of smoothness.

When it comes to small spaces, smart storage is key.Whether it’s doing something similar or installing cubbies beneath the bed, make sure you’re being creative with storage space.Small spaces have great potential when it comes to house interior design. Make more room while giving each space your unique design expression by applying the rules !

In other words, figure out how to work with the space you’ve got and the possessions you have or are going to buy. Draw up a floorplan and pencil in what you want to go where – even this 210sq ft apartment has a clearly defined sleeping, living and eating space.

  • Slim Down – Get a large box, basket or bag and sift through those small accents. Too many little things sitting around a small room will clog of the room’s space quickly. It’s amazing how much air space you will create by being super specific about what you have placed on table tops and shelves.
  • Trim Down – Heavy, bulky window treatments not only block the limited light in your small room but are also space hoggers. Free those windows by using shades, blinds or even shutters. There are some gorgeous options to be made or purchased at your favorite house interior design store. Have a little extra money to spend, have your blinds custom designed in fabrics that compliment the rest of your room’s decor.
  • Color Down – Though a variety of color breaks up a large house, too much color in a small one will work against your already limited amount of space. It is best to paint all the walls one color or use a similar pallet hue for small subtle changes from room to room.

 

  •  Lighten Up – Pull in that limited light with the use of mirrors positioned directly across from a window. Use semi gloss paint to reflect the light and keep your furniture polished and your appliances clean.
  •  Fabric Up – It is better to fabric up your accents and leave the large furniture pieces to solids. If you already have a busy couch with a floral print, shapes or strips, consider toning things down a bit with a slip cover. Then, bring in those extra fabrics in your accents to provide some visual depth and emotional interest. Have fun with this part of your house interior design project!

Bring in those weaves, patterns, and quilted fabrics for this.

 

  •  Liven Up – Nothing says open space and health like fresh plants placed around a room. Potted plants are preferred but bountiful bouquets regularly freshened up will also work well.

Limited for room? Positioning a potted plant in front of the fireplace mantle during the warmest time of the year is a great use of that space. Angle your furniture and use the extra space to display an indoor tree or palm.

  •  Step Up – Light bare wood is always the best and beautiful of option for giving a small room a larger appearance. Flooring in an apartment cannot be changed but it can be changed up! Place a lighter area rug on top of the existing carpet. Or in the case of a dark linoleum find a light bamboo or Berber to bring out the light.

 

Adjoin the Living Room with a simple paint will reduce from the overpowering small Living Room Design Photos decoration.

Small Bedrooms :

The bedroom is one room in the house where you can indulge yourself to your heart’s content. It will give you the pleasure of sound sleep if you will choose the right beds for small bedrooms. Proper placement of furniture works well in small space bedrooms. Stimulating colors provide spacious feel rather than dark colors do whereas refreshing shades of wall paints are very pleasing to the eyes and draws our consideration giving the sense of large space.

  • Apply Relaxing Shades for small space bedroom
  • Select the shades of walls; which are relaxing at night and give the feeling of refreshment and comfort during the day.

  • Make use of elegant colors like white and cream which provide spacious feeling rather than dark colors like blue, green and mauves, pinks and yellow which make the feel of less space adding warmth to the space.
  • Apply Motivating Lighting for small space bedrooms.
  • Install lighting close to your bed. They will be easier to maintain and you will gain the feeling of more space.
  • Use versatile lighting fixtures in such a manner that other decorating things do not get affected.

  • Utilize accent, ambient and fluorescent lighting as they create soothing and refreshing atmosphere.
  • Apply Fitting Bed in small bedrooms
  • Always try to buy bed with accurate measurement, which can suit door way and stair case dimension to make sure that you will actually able to get it into the room.
  • Use Platform, Murphy or Futon bed in bedroom as they make the room look spacious.
  • Look for Hind’s bed that can be folded in half and be bolted together.
  • Use Boxbed for Small space bedroom .

  • Use large drawers built in bed i.e. Box Bed ; which are extremely useful if you are in short of storage bed.
  • Provide drawers cabinets to make the place for different items.
  • Keep recessed open shelves into walls for placing colorful items without taking extra space.

Small is beautiful. But as someone who lives in a flat that is referred to routinely by family and friends as “the doll’s house” because of its mini-scale, I know that when it comes to living space, small has no choice but to be practical, flexible and clever, too.

Pint-sized new-build flats, including studios and those with boxy bedrooms, are notoriously bad for offering a complete lack of storage (no airing cupboard, no hallway) – but it doesn’t mean you can’t create it, and nor does it mean you have to lose out on style.

“A print wallpaper or a bold colour doesn’t need a big space to work, whether you choose bright or dark shades.”

So there you have it – small spaces can be beautiful and very, very cool too.