When working in a small space, if you are redecorating the home, and want to do something new, it may seem a bit too tight when you are decorating. But, with a few simple steps, you are not only going to find it easy to decorate, you can also create a great looking space, and something unique, with the right tools and design ideas that you have in mind. These are the top 10 tips on designing small spaces to consider when working in a small area.
Whether it is the kitchen or a bedroom, open storage shelves are a great way to decorate. Not only will it save space if you don’t have a large closet area, it is also a simple way to incorporate some of your favorite designs and decor, in to any tight space of your home.
Consider a nook
If you need an office but don’t have a spare room, or have a small studio, use a built in nook for that space. Not only can you create a desk right in to the wall, you can make use of efficient work space, by adding shelves for storage above head.
Narrow wall shelves
If you have a smaller bathroom space, where there isn’t space under the sink or for storage, you can add a few shelves in to the space. Use clear canisters for decor, and you can create space where you do not have that much to work with in your home.
Add shelves for more storage space, store your shoes in the closet vertically, and use height, as opposed to trying to find more open space, where the room is so tight. In small studios or one bedroom apartments, this is a simple solution to the problem of storage, and also getting clutter off the ground, when there isn’t much area for you to work with.
With glass storage shelves, a glass table, or other glass top furniture, you can make a space look and feel larger, even though you are working in the same tight area of the home that you haven’t been able to store items in before. You can see everything, its easy to organize, and any room looks a little larger than it actually is.
Small in scale
Go with furniture that is smaller in scale. Yes, it might take away a seat or two in the living room, but you can add individual chairs, if needed, and it will make the room look larger, with the smaller scaled pieces that you have purchased for the home.
If you can find multifunctional furniture, work with it. A coffee table that converts for storage, or a bed that has drawers below it, is not only a way to create more room for items you own, it is also a way to eliminate clutter in the small space that you are living in.
By using the same color throughout, the living and dining areas, and even the bedrooms, it eliminates the fact that the room is smaller, and focuses on the decor you have in place instead. The right color can also open up a space, so go with lighter colors, which create an airy feel.
Keep it simple
Unclutter the space in your home as much as possible. If a room doesn’t need all that much furniture, or if you can get by with just a few pieces in the space, try to do so. By having less in a room, it appears larger, and makes the space feel more open.
Use dramatic pieces where possible. In the bedroom, large, tall bed posts can detract from the cluttered space. Similar items, which capture your eye and attention, take away from the fact that a room is smaller, and doesn’t have as much space as you would like to work with.
Even in a small space, you can make a statement. And, with the right decor, the right pieces in place, and the right stylistic approach, you can create a great looking space, and can open up any area of your home, that feels very small, tight, or cluttered due to limited space.