One of the challenges of decorating a small room or apartment is the limited amount of room you have. As you consider your options for making the most out of your small space, you’re going to need to get a little bit creative. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of a small space as you decorate and personalize your small area of your home.
Many smaller floor plans compensate for less square footage by taller ceilings, which add the feeling of additional space. Capitalize on this by using the vertical space. Hang shelving above doors for decor and storage, store items on the ledge above your kitchen cabinets and use floor-to-ceiling bookcases in areas of your space where they fit your design scheme.
Can you have one table that doubles as a computer workstation and craft area? Could you use an ottoman as a seat and a storage container? Can you divide a room into two spaces with a bookcase in the middle? Utilizing furniture in multiple ways is a key way to ensure that you are making the most out of your space.
Furniture that takes up a lot of space doesn’t work well for a small room. Collapsible options or options that can be stored when not in use may work better. For example. Instead of a traditional dining set, purchase a table with chairs that slide completely underneath, so you can have more floor space when you’re not eating. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. You don’t necessarily have to have a traditional bed, for example. If your space is small, a mat that you roll out for sleeping or a futon that doubles as a couch can do the job just as well as a traditional bed.
Think Wall Space
If you can mount something to the wall, do it. Your television, shelving and even your shoe rack can be mounted instead of stored on the floor. This will give you more floor space for necessary furniture and help keep your home feeling a little less crowded.
As you tackle your space, keep these considerations in mind. Soon you will have every inch of your home carefully decorated and organized, and you will find that you feel much more at home in your small space.