Does your home have that one nook or room that makes it difficult to make the most of its space? You can’t figure out how to decorate it, let alone articulate how exactly you can maximize the area and utilize it to its fullest potential.
Whether it’s a bedroom, makeshift workspace, or a little corner that your kids use for playtime, there are specific design tips and elements you can incorporate into the living area that can make it seem larger than it actually is. Color, furniture, and decor choice all play a major role in how you can have fun with design and really pack a punch out of what could’ve been an ignored, empty space.
Evaluate your needs within the living space
How do you currently use this space? Do you have new plans after renovating the small area? These are valid questions to consider as you decide what type of decor and furniture you’ll need. Take the following scenarios, for example:
- For a small workspace: All you need is a desk, chair, and some type of storage space. We recommend vertical shelving here so you can free up the floor space that a bookshelf or storage unit would take up.
- For a bedroom: Take a minimalist approach here as well. Your bedroom should have a bed and storage for your clothing. Other furniture can make it feel cluttered, so keep it minimal and include only the necessities.
Use appropriate colors
Unfortunately, certain colors and shades can make your small space feel even more minuscule and cluttered. Dark colors should be avoided in this case; they absorb light and make the four walls feel more closed in. Lighter shades can create the illusion of a larger area — that’s because they’re more reflective and maximize the way light moves around the room. During the initial stages of your redesign process, keep this tip in mind. A neutral color scheme can work wonders over one that’s dark and deep. The 2021 Pantone Color(s) of The Year, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating are two excellent choices for a smaller room, for example.
Take lighting seriously
As previously mentioned, light means everything in a tiny space. We always talk about the importance of lighting regardless of your living space arrangements, but it doesn’t get more important than this scenario.
Take advantage of natural lighting to its fullest extent by keeping window coverings as minimal and sheer as possible. If there’s little opportunity for outdoor lighting, artificial illumination will work wonders here. Try to keep your lighting options off of the ground to avoid taking up unnecessary space; hanging sconces are helpful in this scenario. Of course, if you have a desk or side table in your room, lamps are also useful here.
Use multifunctional furniture as much as you can
When you’re minimizing the amount of furniture in your rooms, you still need to make sure that you have enough storage for your belongings. That’s where multifunctional furniture becomes the best friend of a small space. A bed base with drawers is ideal for the bedroom, while a desk with built-in compartments reduces the need for additional storage options.
Seek professional assistance from Decorating Den Interiors – Pinkhaus
Small spaces can be intimidating to handle, especially when you’re going for a total redesign. If the idea of handling this home revamp project all by yourself seems out of reach, contact us today at 770-508-4458.