All rooms have decorating challenges, but among the most
challenging are small spaces. Select the wrong furniture, paint color or accent
pieces, and a tiny room can feel even smaller.
However, this isn’t a new problem. In fact, previous generations lived in much
smaller spaces than today, with homes growing an average of 1,000
square feet since 1983. The result? People have come up with
some innovative solutions for making your small rooms look larger.
Use light window coverings and color tricks to transform
your small space into one that feels more airy, open and inviting. Here are
five simple tips to inspire your efforts:
window coverings that complement small spaces.
Large shades, such as Roman or cellular shades, can make a room look beautiful.
But when decorating a small space, select options that are low profile to
enlarge the room (e.g., roller shades, wood blinds and aluminum blinds). These
options are subtle and won’t overwhelm the room.
Hang shades outside the window. Rooms look even smaller when
the windows are tiny. Solve this challenge by mounting shades outside the window, creating an illusion
of larger windows and more square footage in the space. Adding additional
height and width where the window coverings hang also lets in more natural
Opt for lighter hues. Dark colors create a bold statement in a
room, but if you’re working with a small room, always opt for lighter colors.
For best results, select white or off-white window shade fabrics, which open up
the space and amplify natural light.
Hang an oversized mirror in the room. Hanging an oversized mirror
in the small space will help capture natural light, which brightens the room
and makes it appear larger.
Create more space by removing clutter. Clutter makes a room of any
size look smaller. Yet if you have a small space, you may struggle with storage
space. Solve this challenge by selecting furniture that has built-in storage.
For example, stash magazines, remote controls and other items inside an ottoman
with built-in storage.
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