Tips for Decorating a Small Space

Even though there is less room to work with in a small space, which may make you assume it would be less work this is not always the case. In fact, smaller spaces are often more difficult to design, because of the limited amount of room. You have to create the look you want, without taking up too much room and may find yourself quite limited in terms of your options. With a few helpful tips in mind, you can transform even the smallest space and make the most of any room in your home.


Planning is always important in any room design plan. That means setting out a budget for yourself first and foremost, before you start drooling over the pieces at the local hardware depot or furniture store. This not only saves you a lot of stress in the long run, but also helps you stay more organized and focus on your actual design plan, instead of constantly stressing over how empty your checkbook will be at the end of the process.

Planning also means coming up with basic ideas of what pieces you want incorporated into the space, for function or fun, and what the main priorities are for the space. If you are taking on the challenge solo you can get things sorted out on your own, but if others share the space you should get their input and see what sort of ideas they have in mind. This is fair, and also gives you a better chance of creating the perfect space, by bringing together the opinions of more than one person.


The only way to find pieces that work for the space is by shopping around. Take time, do your research, do lots of comparison shopping, and never buy something on a whim without being sure you cannot get it elsewhere for a better price. In the digital world of today, chances are if you take two more seconds to look online, you can find the same piece or close to, for a lot less money.

Get Creative.

Get creative and think big when working with a small space. One of the best things you can do to maximize a small room is incorporate pieces that do double duty. From an ottoman with built-in storage to a futon that works as a sofa and sleeping area, when you add pieces that do more than one job, you save space and maximize the functionality of the room.

Have big ideas for small spaces. Whether you live in a condo or apartment, or simply have a small room in your home that you are unsure what to do with, these tips can help you transform the space.{picture sources:1,2,3,4}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 5th, 2012


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