When it comes to small spaces, our minds instantly go into a creative mode. We are always looking for ways to maximize the area and get the most from the space. Tiny rooms call for one to organize the space in a way that is functional and comfortable yet speaks true to your style and taste. For vertical spaces, it’s advisable to first declutter the house and get rid of all the unnecessary items. Opt for multitask furniture that serves more than one purpose and most importantly, illuminate your home with modern lamps to make the room look and feel airier and elegant.
While we are all about making the best of our tiny space, mistakes are often made when decorating these spaces. We are often bamboozled with ideas that can sometimes get the exact opposite effect. Below is a highlight of some pointers that are an absolute no-no when it comes to decorating;
1.Don’t fight the size of your space
Accepting that you have limited space to work with is the first step in designing your home. Understanding this fact will allow you to think outside the box to avoid cramping your space. For instance, you can opt for a small stool to rest your remotes, phones and magazines as opposed to a side table that will consume more space. For small living rooms, you can choose to mount your TV on the wall instead of having a wall unit.
2.Overdoing with the decorations
Probably one of the most common mistakes when it comes to any interior designs is overdoing it. Contrary to popular belief, even good things can become too much. Don’t feel the need to design every inch of your tiny space. More is not always better. For example, a sofa doesn’t always have to throw pillows and blankets on it. Our eyes sometimes need a break and minimalistic decors can be a much-needed break to give an illusion of extra space.
3. Using different colors for different areas
Somewhere along the way, we’ve always believed that light colours make a room feel larger while dark colours make the room feel small. While this is a fact, the science behind why a dark-coloured room feels small is more about texture and less about colour. When you rely on colour alone and then look at the space with the rest of the home, the whole thing will feel rough and disconnected. The secret is to keep your choice of colour but use texture to bring life into your space. You will be amazed at how much woodwork and textiles bring life into your tiny space.
4. Undermining the effect of natural light
When it comes to light, you don’t need much to spruce up your space. All you need is natural light and the best part of this is that it doesn’t cost a dime. For natural light, you want to make the most of the natural light by placing large mirrors on the opposite walls of your windows. The idea is to reflect and spread light all over your space. Instead of using blackout curtains, you may want to consider using sheer curtains or non-woven blinds. These are great options for filtering in sunlight.
5. Small scale furniture
Most people believe that limited space means small pieces of furniture. Well, you’d be surprised to know that this is not entirely true. Having many small pieces of furniture in a tiny space will have the opposite effect. Consider having a large piece of furniture to compliment your space as opposed to too many small pieces. Get a large rug that will cover a more extensive area; it will give the illusion of a space being roomy.