Have a small home and still don’t have any idea to make it cozier and homier with all cluttered stuffs? This is the basic problem experienced by most people with the limited-space homes and many of them don’t have a perfect solution about that. In fact, such a small space can be managed and improved into a cozy, uncluttered, and functional as we want; and through this article, you’ll get the useful info about the best ideas of redecorating a small home and how to avoid some big mistakes everyone makes related to their small home.
When it’s time to redesigning a small space, the cardinal rules are in your mind. The rules say that keep the space light, things are in well-stored, and the furniture’s size fits the scale of space, but actually you can do more than that. Every inch of space can be a target to ‘spice up’ optimally. Even, think twice to undo the cardinal rules and move to the following tricks; but before we start to share the clever tricks of re-designing a small space, let us tell about what mistakes everyone usually do in managing their small space.
When talking about the small space, we automatically think about how all stuffs get well-stored and uncluttered; and lots of storage solutions are the best alternatives for this. But this will make your crazy when seeing a huge numbers of boxes, racks, or baskets existed in your small room. This just makes your room looks smaller; and what’s the best solution? Just keep some storage solutions you need and keep others rightly under your furniture. Just make sure you’ve organized them well and don’t let them exposed on the floors or under your foot (these will block your mobility).
The furniture selection is also important in this case. Furnish the small space with the furniture that fits the space’s size, meaning that choose the right furniture scale and manage their layout to get the best and coziest look. Remember to keep the right size; not overstuffed and not too much small. An overstuffed sofa in a small room can make it too huge visually and it certainly will take much of space; too much small sofa also has the same effect. By contrast, a large area rug feels more interesting than some small rugs. It looks simpler and lighter; but if you want to add a stated furniture to your small room, a large couch is okay to furnish, make it as an anchor of room and not other furnishing pieces existed in the same room.
Lighting choice is another trick to redesigning a small space correctly. Most people do a big mistake related to this case. Almost homeowners don’t want to pick the lighting products with over cords; they aren’t simple and quite far from aesthetic value, so the homeowners prefer to skip the accent light fixtures. Then, is an overhead lighting fixture enough to accommodate the need of light in a small room? Of course not; an overhead lighting fixture only illuminates the area under the fixture; there’re still some dark corners in the room; while these dark corners can visually make the room looks smaller than it is. An accent lighting fixture is the best option. This kind of fixture perfectly illuminates all inches of room.
Sometimes putting all furniture against the walls is the best solution, but it does not always work perfectly. This idea will create a strange layout and just gives a sense of over-cluttered stuffs in particular room’s side. In contrary, just try to move the couch away from wall for a better access when socializing; or skip the small table and let the space empty to cut off the distance when welcoming and entertaining the guests. It’s true that this idea will make the center of living room looks smaller than before, but it feels more comfortable.
The color; what’s best color shade for a tiny room? It’s common to hear that light and bright color shades are perfect for all small rooms and dark color shades are not recommended for such a small space. There is an opinion that light and bright color shades visually make the room larger; by contrasts, dark color shades can create a smaller visual effect. Actually, this opinion isn’t wrong but the small space isn’t all about the colors, but also the texture, meaning that there are some particular color shades and color combinations that can produce a textural visual. Monochrome, a combination of black-white or gray-white, for instance, can bring a special texture that’s important to insert to the small room. This is a smart strategy to add a beauty through the playful color use.
We also want to highlight the textile and woodwork, too. Both elements obviously bring a strong character to all small rooms. No need any boxes or baskets to organize them; just let them exposed randomly anywhere you want to highlight with.
The color painting for the interior façade especially the walls and ceilings also need to get your attention. It’s better to not repaint the walls just once; it’s recommended to extend the same color onto your ceilings for an unbroken line effect. This idea, of course, is an instant way to make the space more spacious and larger. This is also a genius idea to add a color accent to the space.
Breaking up the small space via furnishing it with some small furniture set seems a good idea. Or use the bold-colored accents, striking textiles, and unique ornament pieces for the direct focal points. These automatically will drive all people’s eyes to see the room; this is the best moment to start making a positive impression and beauty we can amazingly find in a small room.
Lastly, too much decorative items are the big mistakes. Just let the table bare to give a simple and minimal look. Take the throw pillows out from your couch to provide more space to sit in. This idea seems recommended to give the eyes a break.