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Tips and Tricks for Decorating a Small Space

Tips and Tricks for Decorating a Small Space

Key Insights

  • Optimising your colour selection for your space: how colours impact your space visually, if you have a small space, it is recommended that you use light colours on your walls to open up the space.
  • Smart use of multifunctional pieces throughout your home to save space, seek furniture items that serve dual functions, such as sofa beds, storage ottomans, and coffee tables with built-in storage.
  • How to enhance perception with mirrors and vertical space: Hanging mirrors, whether as individual large pieces or in a gallery arrangement, reflects light and create an illusion of greater space.


So, you’re looking to decorate your smaller house? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got some tips and tricks that’ll make your new little abode feel like a palace. Well, maybe not a palace, but definitely a cosy little haven! 😊


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Choose Light Colours 🌟

It may be tempting to paint your walls a dark colour for a colour pop, but it’s not going to do your small space many favours.  🎨 Stick to light colours like white, cream, and pastels. Not only will they make your place look bigger, but they’ll also give it a fresh, clean vibe.



Use Multipurpose Furniture 🛋️

You know what they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And when you’re dealing with a small living space, you gotta get creative! Look for furniture that can serve more than one purpose. A sofa bed, storage ottoman, or coffee table with built-in storage are all great options. Plus, you’ll have more space to do cartwheels (if that’s your thing). 🤸‍♀️


Hang Mirrors 👀

Whether you love looking at yourself in the mirror or not, mirrors can be your best friend! Hang a large mirror on one of your walls or create a gallery wall of smaller mirrors. They’ll reflect light and make your space feel bigger. PLUS you can check yourself out whenever you want! 💁



Embrace Vertical Space 📚

Don’t let your walls go to waste! Hang shelves or floating bookcases to store your favourite books, plants, and trinkets. You can also use vertical space to hang artwork or create a gallery wall. It’s like you’re creating a work of art with your home decor!


Add Plants 🌱

Plants have a magical way of bringing life, freshness, and a clean feel to any space. ✨ Adding plants to your home not only adds visual interest but also helps to purify the air. Incorporating plants that don’t take up too much space, such as succulents, ferns, or small potted plants, can make a big impact on the overall atmosphere of your home. The addition of plants can create a feeling of tranquility and peace as if you’re living in your own little oasis!


Make it your own 🤍

Statement pieces, like a bold piece of artwork, a colourful rug, or a funky lamp, can be used to add personality and style to your space. It’s important to be intentional and thoughtful about placement. Choose one or two pieces that you really love, and make sure they are placed in areas where they can be appreciated without overwhelming the space. For example, a large piece of artwork can be hung on a feature wall or above a lounge, while a colourful rug can be used to define a seating area. 🎭

Another way to incorporate statement pieces is to use them to create a focal point in the room. This could be a unique piece of furniture, like a vintage armchair or a sculptural coffee table, or even a colourful accent wall. By using a statement piece to draw the eye, you can create a sense of depth and interest in your small space.



Make Use of Natural Light ☀️

Natural light is like the holy grail of home decor. It makes everything look brighter and makes your space feel bigger. Keep your windows clean and unobstructed and ditch the heavy curtains. 🌞 Sheer curtains allow natural light in, whilst offering some privacy and texture to your room, they can also be layered with thicker block-out curtains for times when you need to shut the outside world out.


There you have it! Some tips and tricks to make your small space feel like a big, beautiful oasis. Remember to get creative, have fun, and let your personality shine through. After all, your home should be a reflection of you! 🌈


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