Thursday 27th, July 2017 00:38:00: AM, Living Room.
We at Decoist love the challenge of decorating a small space. After all, compact homes are more popular than ever. From high-rise apartments with limited square footage to houses that make the most of their space, many modern dwellings require a touch of strategic design when it comes to creating a roomy feel. As a companion piece to our post on space-saving design ideas, we present decorating tips that will empower you to design a spacious living area regardless of your square footage.
Below you will find a review of tried and true design tips, as well as a couple of new pointers that will make you rethink the way you fill your space. Does this mean throwing out the pieces you have? Absolutely not. But when you adopt a space-saving mindset, you will make wise design decisions in areas such as living room layout, paint color, and decorative details. Not to mention, when it’s time to purchase new pieces, you will be more likely to choose furnishings that uphold your new-found commitment to making the most of the space you have.
The smartest thing you can do for your small space: choose compatible furniture. Nothing adds visual clutter like over-sized pieces in a compact area. Try modular furniture instead! Pair two small ottomans to form one long coffee table. When it’s time to open up the room, move them to the side, or use them for extra seating.
Selecting the right furniture and paint will only get you so far. Effectively arranging the space is equally important. An open feel is crucial. Survey the lines of the room. If there are visual or physical blocks that make the space difficult the navigate, address them. While it may not be possible to have large areas that are free of furniture, choosing narrow pieces can be a great option, especially if the furnishings are space-enhancing, such as the acrylic coffee tables below.
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