Decorating a smaller room can often seem like a challenge, especially when you want to get the very most out of the space you have. The main focus with smaller rooms is to have a practical and functional area that still looks stylish and feels welcoming. This may seem difficult to combine together, but with these simple tips you’ll be able to create a space that bursts with character, whilst still providing you with essential space to utilise.
Neutral Colour Scheme
Colours are key when it comes to the way a room looks and feels, and it’s so important to ensure you get the right balance to achieve the look you’re aiming for. To make a smaller space feel fresh, welcoming and spacious, you need to focus on using neutral, light colours. Combining a colour palette of creams, browns, greys and beiges will really help you to gain a spacious feel and lift the atmosphere completely. Avoid colours such as red, black and green, as these can often create a warm yet claustrophobic feel that you certainly don’t want in a room that already feels small.
Use the Wall Space
The first thing many people think of when it comes to a small room is where they are going to put things, especially when the floor space is limited. Well, have you ever considered using the wall space? There are so many stylish ways in which you can utilise the wall space you have, such as using pegs or hooks to hang coats or other clothing items. Similarly, you could use your wall space to create a stylish gallery of photographs to draw the eye further up the wall, making the room feel bigger than it is. You could also use your wall space to add some useful shelving units to display beautiful accessories, plants, books and so on.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If you really want to create a sense of open space, then introducing a mirror to your room will instantly do this for you. Mirrors are a must in smaller rooms as not only do they catch the reflection of other side of the room, making it feel slightly larger, but they also allow light to bounce around the room which again creates a spacious feel and lifts the atmosphere perfectly. Whether you opt for some smaller mirrors, or full-length ones, you can create a really open feel that will help to enhance the room too.
Create a Focal Point
As soon as you enter a room, your eyes are automatically drawn to one area of the room. If you’re decorating a smaller room, incorporating a bold focal point into the décor will work wonders. Having one key area of the room that draws the eye is ideal for making the room feel larger. Some great ways to create a focal point are through wallpaper features, bold oak furniture items or even a grand mirror at the end of the room to make a statement. This bold focal point will also add to the personality of the room and enable it to burst with character and style.