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Five space-saving interior decorating tips

Five space-saving interior decorating tips

Interior decorating can be tricky when you’re tight on space. Whether you prefer a smaller living space or you live in a big city and don’t have much say, there’s something to be said for living compactly. Here are five easy tips that you can follow to help you maximize your limited square footage.

1. Stay on scale

One of the biggest mistakes people make when decorating a small space is trying to make the space appear larger by opting for smaller scale furniture. Though there’s no shortage of miniature furniture to choose from, why would you want to spend money on something that’s uncomfortable to sit on or sleep on? Choose your large furniture like sofas and beds with comfort in mind and use size only as a tiebreaker. To compensate for larger pieces of furniture, minimize the use of accent furniture such as end tables that will clutter the space.

2. Get the right furniture

Since your square footage is limited, you have to be extra choosy when selecting furniture in a small space. If you want a coffee table, choose one that has a shelf underneath it. This doubles the surface area on which to place things without doubling the footprint of that piece of furniture. Choose end tables that have a drawer or two or an extra shelf. If you want to have a bookshelf in a room, make sure it’s floor to ceiling as opposed to halfway or three quarters.

3. Utilize wall space

When space is limited you can compensate by making the most out of your wall space. Installing shelves on your walls can reduce the need for furniture that would take up too much space. You can use wall shelving in place of nightstands in a bedroom and use wall hooks in the entryway so you can hang up coats and free up space in an entryway closet.

4. Create 3D visual interest

We’ve established that smaller furniture doesn’t trick the eye and make the room appear larger. But there are other ways to make a small space seem bigger. Using layered window treatments like curtains and shades can make the windows appear to be more recessed. Making one wall an accent wall by painting it a different color than the rest of the room. If you’re really feeling bold and you have a bigger budget to work with, you can go with a wood accent wall to create architectural interest.

5. Make a room within a room

Wishing you had an extra room in your home? You can turn one room into two without building any walls. Push the large furniture piece like the bed or sofa against a wall and use tall cabinets with wallpaper between them on the other side of the room to create a room within a room.

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Source: curbed.com/2016/3/28/11318202/small-space-design-decorating-tips-kyle-schuneman




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