7 Ideas for Decorating a Small Space

Decorating a small space has it’s own set of challenges. Today I have 7 ideas to help make the most of your space even if it’s not that large. Through the use of color, the right accessories, proper furniture placement and a few other decorating tricks, you can turn your small space into a fabulous space.

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Ideas for Decorating a Small Space

1 Paint an Accent Wall. Dark colors make a wall recede giving the illusion of more depth in a room. Paint one wall a contrasting color then carry that color into the room through accessories and fabrics.

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2 Create a desk in a niche. Utilize small nooks or niches to add a shelf to use as a desk. Decorative corbels and trim help to give it a finished look.

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3 Choose furniture you can see through. Clear chairs and a glass top table help to visually expand a small dining area and keep it from feeling cramped.

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4 Choose furniture that is multi-functional. A daybed functions as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. This is an excellent solution if you live in a studio apartment or don’t have the space for a guest room.

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5 Use smaller armless side chairs. Lightweight chairs without arms work better in smaller spaces because they are easier to maneuver in and out of and they can easily be moved from one room to another.

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6 Keep your kitchen storage open. Heavy upper cabinets can sometimes make a small kitchen seem even smaller. By using open shelving, the eye is tricked into believing the space is larger.

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7 Select furniture that doesn’t weigh the space down. This bed offers a great focal point in this room and the height brings the eye up. Like the clear furniture mentioned above, the sleek style doesn’t take up too much visual space. Keeping things light and airy helps to make the space feel larger.

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Do you have a small space you’re decorating? Which one of these ideas do you like the best?

Peggy
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  1. 1

    says

    This info is priceless! i love the lil desk in the nook with the decorative corbels, the glass top tables, multifunctional furniture, armless chairs…. most tricks i used for my own apt. Great one!

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    Colleen C Asada says

    I love that glass table top with wooden legs. I live in a loft and the combo of industrial yet natural materials is great. Where can I find that table? Thank you.

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      Peggy Pardo says

      It’s a great table, Colleen! There’s no information for that particular table, but CB2 used to carry one just like it called the Teepee Table. However, it’s not longer available on their site. If you do a search for “teepee dining table”, “crossed leg table glass top”, or glass top dining table wooden legs”, you may be able to find something similar. 🙂

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    says

    I just moved into a new apartment and so I am really looking forward to decorating it. I absolutely love the idea of painting an accent wall, because all of the walls are currently white and I am definitely looking to add some color to them. Another idea that I thought was pretty creative was the one about using furniture that you can see through. Where can I get that type of clear chairs?