Working with small spaces is a challenge we often face as home stagers and interior designers. From tiny bedrooms that can barely fit a bed, to living rooms that have to accommodate a dining area or even a home office.
Fitting everything you need into a small space isn’t an easy task but here are a few steps you can take that will make your space appear larger and more inviting.
Here are our some tips to help you get you started;
#1 Brighten it up!
Dark paint absorbs light while a light paint color will reflect light. Painting the walls a dove white, pale cream, dove white, or light gray will automatically expand your space.
#2 Play around with mirrors
I love to angle mirrors and re-position them. Hang a mirror directly across from the main entrance of your room which will immediately give the space depth. You can also place mirrors opposite of a window to automatically reflect the natural outdoor light.
#3 Lighting is everything
Dark dim rooms not only affect our mood but they make our home feel small and claustrophobic. If overhead lighting is too expensive or if you are renting an apartment and cannot add overhead lighting; invest in lamps with the proper light bulbs. Good lumens emit just the amount of light. If table lamps don’t do the trick, you can try using floor lamps which are an easy and quick fix to add bright lighting to any room.
#4 Add some depth
Creating the illusion of a larger space by adding a large piece of art that shows depth.