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Tips for Decorating Small Spaces
City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, airy feel. Here are some tips to help make this happen, wherever your small space might be.
Choosing a Color Palette Choosing the proper color scheme is absolutely critical to small interior décor. Although obviously still a matter of personal preference, it's best to go with light colors throughout. It's not uncommon to see an entire space painted white or in shades of neutrals as these colors tend to create a much roomier feel. Other cool colors such as light shades of blue or gray can also establish this effect. Bolder color can be added in décor items or even as an accent wall. In cases where bolder wall color is utilized, an abundance of natural light should be present in order to maintain that larger, roomy feel.
A lighter palette should also be considered when choosing flooring, cabinetry and even furniture. Lighter stains of wood, painted wood or tile and carpet selections help to ... more
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