Home Decor Tips for Small Homes
If you live in a small house and feel let down just because you cannot decorate it the way you wanted to, then there is no need to worry. For here are a few really useful tips from designing experts from around the world on how to creatively manage the small spaces in your house.
Planning plays an important role in decorating a house, especially if you have plenty of small spaces and few ways to make use of them. Experts recommend flipping through a good number of brochures and magazines for ideas before heading out to shop for decorations.
As in the case of small spaces, it is also considered wise to measure the area in question and take the measurement along with you. This way, if you find a decorative piece attractive and seemingly small enough to fit into the space, you can actually measure it to see if it would indeed fit in.
Walls don’t need to be plain and monochromatic. You can opt for textures, accents and patterns to accentuate the walls while highlighting decorative wall hangings. In addition to this, you can place mirrors in appropriate places in the rooms. These mirrors can be used to reflect attractive wall hangings or pictures and can make a room look seemingly large than it really is.
Choose a common frame type for all decorative hangings and pictures in one room. The same can be said for the mirrors as well. In addition to this, make sure to let as much natural light as possible into the rooms during the daytime.
Opt for single, large lamps instead of multiple ones that can make a room look packed. Choose tall lamps that give off the impression of a large vertical space. Don’t leave any corners dark and neglected as they can reduce the size of the room, making it look small and crowded.
Choosing furniture pieces for small spaces is always a challenge and the best bet would be to opt for double duty furniture pieces that can serve more than one purpose simultaneously.
For examples, dining tables that contain fixtures at the bottom to store magazines, coffee tables that can be adjusted to form footstools or storage cabinets are very popular in the market.
It also pays to choose transparent pieces like glass topped tables and decorations with glass bases. These give more visual space to the room. Opt for large seater couches and sofas instead of individual pieces that just crowd the room.
If you have windows with alternating heights in the rooms, opt for drapes that reach the same height. This can effectively camouflage mismatched windows and you can increase the vertical space by installing the curtains near the ceiling to give off the impression of large windows. In addition to this, you can instal panels at the sides of windows and walls to make them look larger and wider.
Be sure to follow these tips when you decorate your home and be surprised at how much larger your house looks now. All the best!