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Tiny Room? How To Maximize Your Space

We can’t all have large expansive rooms in our homes. If you live in a small home, chance are most of your rooms will be on the tiny side. It can be frustrating to decorate within the constraints of small rooms, but there are ways to maximize any small space in your home to its full potential.

When dealing with small rooms, focus on light colors. Dark colors will make the room feel closed in, so attempt to paint in neutrals or light tones.  White, cream, light taupe, or icy blue go well in small rooms. 

Maximize the incoming light from your windows by avoiding heavy window dressings.

White blinds are a better choice if you need privacy, but you can also add protective film to the glass for privacy rather than hang a blind. 

If you don’t favor blinds, sheer white or white cotton curtains will also lighten up your space.

When faced with decorating a small room, many would choose a minimal amount of furniture. While you don’t need to avoid buying the pieces you’d like, you should find inventive ways to use them.

When choosing a couch, focus on solid colors. If possible, choose a couch color that is very similar to your wall color. Your eye will flow over both your couch and your walls, and create the illusion of a larger space.

Rather than have your television in a large armoire or TV stand, hang it on the walls on a moveable arm. If you display photos around the television, it will blend in when not turned on. 

Wooden pieces for your home, such as cupboards, coffee tables, and kitchen tables should be lightwood as opposed to dark.  Dark wood gives off a larger feel than light.

If you have the opportunity, choose white cupboards. You can find several with glass inserts that will really open up your kitchen.

For kitchens, it is important to maximize the usability of your cupboards by hanging hooks inside for extra dishes, and adding drawer organizers for towels, utensils, and other kitchen tools.

You can purchase sliding inserts for easier accessibility to pots and pans. Spice racks can be placed on wire racks on your cupboards. If you have the room, consider a hanging pot rack above your sink

Small bedrooms are often problematic because they don’t have enough closet space. In a small bedroom, stick to a queen sized bed as the absolute maximum.

Raise your bed frame off the floor by a few inches if possible, so you can use the space under the bed for storage. 

Install closet organizers with shelves and drawers to avoid having a large dresser in the room.

Be sure to have task and overhead lighting, as light will create the impression of a large room.

Tiny spaces create significant design challenges, but you can turn your home into a series of cozy spaces that don’t feel small by implementing any of these tips and tricks. 

Expert contributing author Scarlett offers a wealth of creative tips on small room decorating. Another tip she recommends is trying colored flokati rugs and oval shaped rugs.

 


 

 

 

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