Beautiful things can come in small packages. If you have a small room, décor can help you make the most of the space you have and can help you enjoy the room a little room.
Some small room ideas you might want to try for your tiny living room, bedroom or other room include:
1. Adding Light
Use light, sheer curtains in pale shades to let in as much light as possible. You can also use large mirrors to reflect the light and make the space seem larger.
2. Thinking Larger Scale
Avoid filling the space with lots of smaller pieces. Keep the room clutter-free and put in only a few larger pieces. This will create a larger sense of space.
Play with scale on floors, too. Instead of tiny tiles or thin slats of wood on your floors, choose wide plank flooring. Wide plank flooring in small spaces makes your space look larger and will create plenty of visual interest on your floors — without making it seem too busy.
3. Play With Color
Choose pale colors to make your room look larger. Dark colors can shrink a space, while pale colors can expand a room. Don’t forget to go pale on the floors, too. With the right, easy-to-clean flooring, you can make use of lighter-color floors without having to worry as much about scuffing and cleaning.
4. Create the Illusion of Larger Floor Space
Big rugs and corner seating creates a larger area in the center of the room, which can make it appear less cluttered.
5. Use Multi-Purpose Furniture
You can’t place as much in a small room, so you may need to have some furniture do double-duty. Ottomans that work as coffee tables or tiny coffee tables that can be whisked away can help you keep more control floor space.
6. Go High
Tall ceilings can offset a small square footage. If you are lucky enough to have high ceilings, accent them with striped wallpaper, tall accents or bold curtains that draw the eye upward. If your ceilings aren’t high, create the illusion of more space horizontally by choosing lower seating options.
7. Hang Your Lighting
Use hanging lighting to free up floor space lamps might take. Just be sure not to scrimp on lighting, since a darker space can feel tinier. Accent lights, alcove lights and an extra hanging lamp can add dimension to a small space.
8. Consider Seating Carefully
Hammock seating or two small armchairs instead of a large sofa means your furniture leaves less of a footprint, which leaves you more area to move around and makes your tiny room more useable.
9. Go Minimalist
Carefully consider how you will use a tiny space and make sure you only include décor items or furniture you need for the space and things you love. Small living rooms, bedrooms and other spaces simply can’t handle lots of extra items and can feel cluttered fast. Keeping things tidy is important.
10. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment
If you love dark colors, patterns, art gallery walls or busyness, give it a try. Much advice for tiny rooms is aimed at helping you make the space seem larger. If you love coziness, though, embracing the dimensions you have might be right for you. It’s worth a try!
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Few things transform your area as much as a new floor. If you’re ready to play with different flooring ideas, schedule a free appointment with 50 Floor. Our professionals can bring flooring samples to your home, so you can try out different options directly and see how they look with your typical lighting conditions. That way, you’ll be able to create a space and residence you love.