Sometimes, it can be tough to decorate without making a room feel crowded or smaller than it is. There are simple tips that can be implemented to make the most out of every nook and cranny you’ve got. Follow our guide to make the most out of your home decorations this season.
Utilize natural lighting to make rooms look larger! Add mirrors to bounce natural light back out into the room where it wasn’t able to reach before. Not only will this make the room more ambient, but the natural light will be at a comfortable level to reduce eye strain, something especially useful when working from home.
Don’t be afraid of statement pieces. Add large pieces of artwork to the wall to make a room look more expansive. Anchor the room with a large rug with a unique design and pull different parts of the room together by decorating around its design. Experiment with colors, patterns, and themes so that spaces connect to each other, even when broken apart by walls or other furniture, to maintain a cohesive flow throughout your home.
Many often stray away from dark colors because they can make a space feel cramped, but this can be used to your advantage and make a room more intimate. If you aren’t looking to paint an entire room, consider adding an accent wall to your great room or bedroom. Don’t want to draw a room in too much? Bring furniture close together and paint the walls a light hue, leaving the dark color for the ceiling. It will create a unique look without making your room appear smaller.
If you’re not thinking of using a dark color on the walls, use light and pale pastels or off whites. Blues, greens, browns, and yellows don’t have to be overbearing—toning down their intensity can really make a space appear larger than it is. If you’re feeling adventurous, create designs directly on your walls with vertical or horizontal lines.
Make storage a part of your decorations. Instead of only using closed-off storage that can sometimes make a space look smaller, decorate in a way that makes storage double as a display for your belongings. Don’t hide away all of your shoes in a cubby—place your favorite ones on top as a statement piece. Hang your more colorful scarves and hats over your doors.
How do you go about decorating your smaller spaces? Let us know in the comments below!