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Tips for designing a small space

Just because your apartment isn’t big enough doesn’t mean that you can’t pull up your desired styles. What you need to understand is that designing a small space is just like designing a big one, but only it requires some ingenuity and a good eye for what works and what doesn’t.

While your focus will naturally be going to be quite different when working with a less floor area, the basic rules of decoration and design are pretty much the same.

Try to position bigger items on the edges of the room

You don’t have to forego large furniture pieces when you are designing a small room. However, you need to be strategic about where you position them. Pull up a feeling of depth in a small space by keeping large items like bookcases, couches, hutches up against the walls, instead of the middle of the room.

Go for multipurpose and/or folding furniture sets

Furniture units that can be multipurpose will save you both on space and money. Thanks to the tiny house trends, there’s no shortage of furniture items that can either be multipurpose or fold up when not in use. Nowadays, reading tables, king-size beds, and dining tables come in styles that can easily be folded or put away to create more space. Similarly, there are furniture sets that serve several purposes, for instance, there are beds that convert into couches and tables that convert into desks.

Use vertical space optimally

You need adequate space for all your essentials, but even the best decorated small room can’t work if you can’t walk in and move around freely. This is why you should try floating pieces, such as nightstands and shelves. They will help to keep the floor clear of obstacles and leave some space underneath for extra storage. You should also consider sconces and wall-mount lights instead of floor lamps.

Mirrors should be your friend

If your small space isn’t graced with adequate natural lighting, it’s time you make the most out of what you have by reflecting it around the space. Mirrors will also make space feel bigger by giving you an illusion of added square feet.

Decorating or designing a small space may feel like a mission impossible. You’d want to fit in as much but space isn’t allowing it. With the tips above, it’s possible to design a small space that is stylish and modern as its sprawling counterparts.

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