It’s tough to decorate small spaces. You have to make sure everything you put in the room fits and adds something visually interesting while not taking too much space. However, there are ways around this problem! For instance, one way is by using art as decoration instead of other items that take up more room. This post has many tips for how to use artwork in your home decorating projects!
- Consider the space you have available for decorating:
The easiest way to make a small room look bigger than it is can be done by first making it appear less cluttered. For example, if you have a small room with two doors, consider cutting one of them out of your artwork and hanging it above or next to the door still there. It will break up the linear layout of the door on one side, then the other door on the other side, giving your eye a place to rest. In a small space, less is more. If you have a wall with windows, consider having suitable drapes or curtains across them so you can have a “secondary” room within your first one.
- Use the space on your walls by framing artwork:
With confined spaces, you do not get much room to spread out your decor or set up showpieces to express your style. But even in confined spaces, you have walls that you can utilize and hang your art pieces onto to add your personality to the small area. Frame your unique artwork/hang a work of art on the wall, and then hang other elements around it to create a gallery-style display. Use multiples of one piece of art. Even if you can’t afford to buy multiples of a single piece, try putting two giclee printing frames in the same area and spacing them far enough apart that they look like separate pieces. It is also an excellent option for wall decorating with photos.
- Use artworks to bring your style to the walls:
Another great thing that you can use more than once is artwork! Choose several paintings that are of similar colour schemes. Choose three off-white abstracts or five paintings of flowers in yellows, oranges and pinks to create a gallery wall. Hang a single painting or group of paintings together, which will add more colour and variety to the room. Choose a piece of art that is large enough to fill up some wall space but isn’t so big that it takes up all the room
- Furnish your house, smartly:
When buying new furniture pieces, keep in mind how they’ll look against the walls and other items you already have in your home. Let your imagination run wild when you look at cubic shapes and create different patterns from them. Avoid using rectangular or square tables; look for round or oval ones, which are more suitable for small spaces. Place furniture along walls and other large objects, such as bookcases and storage units, in the centre of your room and arrange your accessories on them. This way, you’ll not only make the place seem larger but also decorate it stylishly at the same time!
- Create an exciting arrangement with furniture:
Try using different heights, shapes, textures, colours. You can alter spatial relationships successfully in a small space, but you should consider the use of furniture and accessories. To give the impression that a small area is more extensive, do not have too much furniture.
6.Decorative shelves to rescue:
Add decorative shelving or brackets to your walls for displaying frames or books. Also, shelves can be a great way to add storage and style at the same time. There are many options for decorating with shelves, from arranging decorative items, displaying picture frames or using it as the organization for picture albums and other knick-knacks.
- Choose colours thoughtfully:
Be sure to use contrasting colours that are not too similar – this will help your art stand out. For example, turquoise, yellow or orange colours might seem like a good idea when decorating in small spaces but think again. They tend to make the area appear even smaller and more cluttered than it already is. On the other hand, pastel shades and neutrals will help create an illusion of space and bring focus to the living areas.
- Play with the shapes and perspective:
Hang artwork on two walls with different heights and angles. To give the impression that a small area is more extensive, do not have too much furniture. You want to create dimension; A flat surface is bland! Instead, use the power of three. A trio of art pieces make a room feel larger than it is, says Bratcher. To prevent an overload, look for one large print and two smaller ones in complementary colours or styles (the photos above went together because they share the same blue, which is repeated in the rug).
- Create layers:
Coordinate drapery, bedding and small rugs to create different levels that draw your eyes around the room. It’s all about creating depth. Mix high-end store finds with inexpensive pieces for a playful mix of styles.
- Make room to breathe:
While this bedroom certainly feels like a retreat, it’s hard to ignore the post-bedtime mess on the desk and floor. Bratcher says having a place for everything (in this case, literally!) makes all the difference.
- Use Mirrors:
Another solution for small rooms is mirrored they reflect light and make a room look bigger! Use mirrors or reflective surfaces to make your small space seem more significant. In addition, they can add much-needed storage to small rooms. For example, hang a wall mirror over the bed in the master bedroom and use the top of it for books or an alarm clock. If you want to create a living room that is not very large, bring light in by using mirrors or window panes. You can place lamps on the walls so that the corners are also lit, thus creating an impression of depth.
- Use Additional Items and Objects:
Add plants, paintings, or other decorations around the house for more colour and texture. Use an area rug as a focal point in your living room by placing furniture around it (or even on top!) Fill up space with plants – they make any room feel more extensive and more inviting! Use smaller items like vases, candlesticks, and bowls as decorations instead of heavy objects that take up too much space. Add some plants for decoration and fresh air in small spaces
Less is more. Utilize your small spaces carefully and ideally. Cut down on clutter while including more valuable additions to your area. You only have to stop and observe to utilize the space available at your disposal.