Don’t let your small interior limit your creativity with decor. Even when you’re tight on space, there are many ways to showcase your style while keeping it comfortable, cozy and modern. When it comes to decorating any interior, similar rules apply for maximizing floor space, light, and balancing form and function. But the most important part is to add elements of your personality to make it truly feel like your home.
Here are our top tips on how to decorate your home with limited space so you can feel proud to show it off when the time comes.
Let in the Light
Any designer will tell you that the most important aspect of creating an attractive interior is being strategic with light. It can make or break the look of a room. But of course, we don’t often have control over the amount of light that’s available in our homes. If your place doesn’t receive much daylight, for instance, focus on enhancing what’s available. Remove curtains and use blinds or transparent sheers, instead. Hang mirrors adjacent to any windows. Or stick with a bright, neutral colour palette and layer artificial lights by using a light fixture, sconces, or lamps to maximize the brightness and coziness inside.
Use Less But Live Large
To elevate smaller spaces, it’s important to be mindful of every piece that’s included. As a rule of thumb, use less furniture and decor features, but choose larger items over smaller ones. This is an easy way to avoid clutter, add a touch of drama and intrigue, as well as depth. For example, choose a large piece of artwork to hang on a feature wall or place oversized potted plants in bare corners as attractive showpieces. Or, instead of several small and stiff side chairs in the living room, invest in a plush and pillowy lounge and loveseat that nobody will want to get out of!
Choose Multipurpose Furniture
Next, try to pick furnishings that can be used for multiple purposes. A bookshelf can provide storage for books while also acting as a partition between the living room and dining room, and it can be tastefully decorated with framed photos, succulents, and little knick-knacks from your travels. A coffee table can also be useful for setting down mugs, storing items within it (if designed with that functionality), and/or providing additional stools for seating when guests come by for a visit. These days, it’s much easier to find multifaceted furniture that’s designed specifically for homes that are limited on space.
Living in a smaller home naturally forces you to evaluate every inch of your personal belongings, so there’s no better time to embrace minimalism than now. This modern design concept is all about cutting back to the basics to alleviate clutter, and keep only what you love and use regularly – and nothing more! Aside from making interiors appear more spacious, it’s also an excellent way to keep your place tidy and organized with ease.
If you want to prevent your place from looking too cookie-cutter and bland, go bold with a few tasteful decor features. Add a bold colour to an accent wall, use a vibrant area rug, or choose a sleek-looking burgundy couch to create an unexpected wow factor. If you’re not ready to dive in too deep, you can use bold accents in smaller ways with throw pillows and blankets. To prevent your interior from appearing too busy or overwhelming, balance out any boldness with a good amount of neutrals, and choose one primary accent colour to keep it cohesive.
When it comes to decorating your place, there’s really no right or wrong way to do it. But by following these quick tips, it can guide you in creating a look that’s just right for the size while adding your personal style. If you’re on the hunt for a new home this year, check out all of our latest listings at CLV Group today, or get in touch with our team!