Sometimes interior design might seem like it’s only for people with enough space. Just because you have a smaller home, that does not mean you should ignore decorating.
- If you do not have the square footage to décor with large pieces, go up. Use tall and narrow furniture so the space doesn’t feel over crowded.
- Use chandeliers to define zones: minimal furniture will keep the space from feeling claustrophobic but then you can hang a large pendant light above to give the space depth.
- Some homes may have an extra, slightly awkward space transitioning from one room to the next. Don’t waste this space! Use the smaller spaces of the home for a lounging TV room. All you need is a cozy sofa, flat screen mounted to the wall or sitting on a small console, some colourful throw pillows and maybe a lamp for low lighting in the evening.
- While it’s true that lighter colours will make a space feel more open, white homes don’t have to feel bland. Add some bright, colourful, artsy and contemporary wall art to make the space feel alive.
- If you’re someone who likes to read a little before bed, mount those bedside lamps on the wall. Keep your nightstand decluttered and hang it above so you can still incorporate it in your vignette.
- In a narrow dining room, chairs can sometimes cause clutter. Benches along the wall are a great way to keep the space looking clean but also warm if you decide on an upholstered piece.