Clever Ways to Incorporate Home Decor in a Small Space
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We all want our homes to look beautiful and feel comfortable, and giving a personalized touch here and there makes them look warm and inviting which is easy to manage in a relatively bigger space. The challenge really arises when the space is small. Being selective with the kind of decor you’re trying to fit into a small space will keep it from looking even smaller and feeling claustrophobic. This challenge is exactly what makes it more fun because it gives more room (pun intended) to get inspired, be creative and productive, and feel more rewarded in the end.
From small houses to studio apartments, there are ways to incorporate home decor in a small space without making it look cluttered and messy. Here we have compiled some modern and stylish home decor ideas for small homes by interior design experts:
1. Colorful Accents
If you love neutral furnishings as much as we do, try pairing them up with colorful accents in the furniture! For example, a vintage coffee table that can be easily found at a flea market or a room-size rug that has dark accents can be used which will create a beautiful and chic aura in the space. Salvaged finds with newer pieces can also give the space a welcoming and comforting character.
2. Collector’s Cabinet
Small rooms don’t have space for display shelves at different spots in the room, which is why a collector’s cabinet is an excellent idea to use both as a storage space and a display shelf! Use it to keep some books close by, family photographs, or even a house plant. The borders of the cabinet can be painted with bright colors or matched with the rest of the interior. This will give the space a bulky yet bright look and make it look more comfortable!
3. Instant Art
Making a statement with instant art pieces is easy and modern. Try pairing a minimalistic look with dramatic art. For example, bright and bold color paints go beautifully with simple neutral-colored furniture. The home can also be divided into zones according to the art places in each room such as textured paintings for dining rooms, bold and dramatic art pieces for the living room, and so on. This will add variety to the place and let your inner artist get their fill!
4. Multi-Purpose Furniture
Furniture is one of the most noticeable decors of any living space, and when you have a small space to decorate, it’s wise to go for multi-purpose furniture like a drop leaf table or an expandable dining table that folds down to save space, and can also be used as a desk, or a console. Adorning the living room with a futon is perfect for a small space and can be used for lounging, sitting, or even sleeping! Making use of functional furniture can save the space and avoid making it look cramped.
5. Fake Windows
Having windows is often not an option for small apartments or living rooms, so the next best option is to create your own! Achieve the look by framing a shot of a beautiful forest, beach, or anything that appeals to you and mount it on the wall above a washstand or edge table using a thin transparent frame. This will add a really refreshing look to space and make the room feel bigger!
Decorating a small space is a challenging task because if you go over the top, it might end up looking cramped and suffocating, which is never desired! Make use of your creativity by incorporating both functionality and style into decor pieces. Replacing a coffee table with a lift-top table that can be used for storage and as a work desk is a great example. There are many options available according to your taste and style to help make the best decisions for your home. We hope our decor ideas for small homes help you get your creative juices flowing and achieve the dream look for your home!