Decorating In Small Spaces

February 26, 2015 6:28 pm

Decorating a small space is always a tricky proposition.  With the right touch a small room can look quite cozy, but without that special touch it may just look cluttered.  Making the most of small spaces and tiny rooms is an art form in itself, and one that can be quite difficult to master.

Fortunately for those with big dreams but limited space there are some ways to make the most of the room you do have.  Some proven ways to make a small room, small apartment or small home feel cozy and charming include:


  • Employ plenty of creative storage solutions.  Storage is always a problem in a small space, but there are ways to maximize the limited space you do have.  From closet organizers to colorful storage cubes and shelving units, there are plenty of ways to keep your valuable possessions close at hand without increasing clutter.
  • Make the most of your vertical space.  A small room may be limited in terms of horizontal space, but chances are there is plenty of unused vertical space available.  Adding some tall shelving units is a great way to make use of that wasted space.
  • If your kitchen is particularly tiny, consider replacing full size appliances with smaller units.  Small compact refrigerators are especially good for apartment living, but they can make sense in small homes as well.  Buying a stove with a built in microwave can eliminate the need for an additional appliance and additional storage space.
  • Choose a compact vacuum cleaner that can be easily stowed away when not in use.  There are many great compact vacuums on the market, many with all the attachments you would expect in a full size model.  You may even want to consider one of those small robotic vacuum cleaners.  Besides doing the housework for you, these handy gadgets are designed to return to their charging station when they are done cleaning the room.

Think carefully about your lighting options.  Lighting can provide a dramatic effect and give the illusion of a more open space