Living in a small house or apartment can be challenging as you often just don’t have room to properly store all of your belongings. Fitting everything into a small space presents some unique challenges which are what makes small space design so interesting. However, finding clever solutions to these obstacles makes the process all the more rewarding in the end.
No matter what kind of small space you have, with the right design ideas, you can be sure that your space will instantly feel much bigger and brighter. Not only will you be able to keep your home looking neat, tidy and organised but you can also maintain its style whether you live in a studio apartment or a small house. From where you position your 2 seater sofa to the colours you choose for your interior walls to how you maximise your space, there is no end to what you can do to bring some style to your small space.
Let’s take a look at some clever tips and design tricks to help you make the most of the space that you have available.
Very Small House Decorating Ideas
Keep It Simple
A small living room should not be stuffed with too much furniture. Rather than buying a sofa that’s too large, choose one that is proportionate to the room. If you still need more seating, consider using stools or fold-away chairs that will help you to save space as they can easily be moved when needed or you can use them as footrests when you don’t have company. If you’re looking for some extra style points, consider stowaway pieces, such as cube stools that hide under coffee tables or ottomans that have built-in hidden storage
Dark colours are definitely in style right now, but they can be difficult to use in small spaces. If space is a little more limited, be sure to keep your colour scheme light, airy, and open by sticking with pale tones such as white, cream, and grey, especially when there is little natural light. You can make any small living room feel welcoming and fresh with light shades and ensure that it is cosy, yet, not closed in. Steer clear of brilliant whites and choose ones with a green, grey or taupe tint. With so many shades available, choosing the right paint can quickly become overwhelming so be sure to get a tester sample before painting the room to ensure the paint works for the space.
Take Advantage of What You Have
Making the most of every inch of space is the key to maximising any small space. Make use of vertical space on walls, unused corners and nooks, and free space on the ceiling when it comes to storage. Fitting floating shelves to a recess is a cheap and easy way to use the space for storage and can add a little style to your space in the process too. The advantage of staggered walls is that you can use both sides of them. The openness of the space helps to keep it light and airy rather than boxed in. You can display your favourite books and trinkets on the shelves to add a touch of personality to your room, just be careful not to overwhelm the space with clutter.
Create A Sleek Stylish Interior, Even In A Small Space
If you live in a small apartment or a small home, there’s no reason that your interior can’t look stylish. Choosing furniture that fits your rooms well, selecting the right paint colour and opting for smart storage solutions that will help you to keep your interior neat, tidy and organised while also allowing you to add a splash of personality to your interior are key. With the right approach to your interior design, you can be sure that your home will look great, regardless of how compact and cosy it might be.