When you’ve only got a small space to work with, it can be difficult to find ways to decorate. Whether you live in a dorm room, have an Airstream or a teeny apartment, the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of your small space.
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Get inspiration for your next DIY project with these handy tips for decorating small spaces.
Let the light in
If you want your space to feel larger than in it is, then you’re going to need to flood your room with light. A light room creates the feeling of openness and will instantly make your home feel roomier. Try painting the walls a light color (think white or very pale pastels) and allow as much light in as possible. If your room lacks windows, invest in some daylight-mimicking light bulbs that will give the room that crisp, natural light effect.
Cut things to your size
When you visit stores like IKEA or Target to pick up furniture and other bits for your home, you might feel a bit discriminated against with the lack of options for smaller spaces. So why not make your own? Invest in some quality tools like different saws and drills so that you can cut things to your own size. Just like you’d tailor a dress that doesn’t fit, you can make these items fit in your home. Who knows, the DIY bug might hit you, and you could soon be debating the difference between a Stihl vs Husqvarna! You can learn how to do many basic DIY tasks on YouTube, or get someone to help you if you’re dealing with unfamiliar power tools!
Find storage space in unexpected places
When you have a small living space, things can feel a bit cramped, and you might not have the space you need to store all of your stuff. Luckily for you, the internet is full of some great hacks to help you find stylish storage solutions in awkward places such as behind doors, corners and under staircases.
The only way is up!
A great tip for making the most of a small living space is to make the most of your walls and go vertical. A bunk bed is a great idea for giving you more space in a small bedroom, allowing you to have a sofa as well as a bed and some cool ways to decorate your room. Try putting things on the walls such as shelves, mirrors and photo frames to create some interesting wall features and give your space some personality.
While decorating a small space might feel impossible, it’s now becoming more common to share photos and ideas for decorating smaller spaces – not everyone lives in these sprawling apartments after all! Fill your space with the things you love, and that reflect your personality to really make it your own. Why not share your ideas to inspire others to spruce up their small spaces? As they say, it’s not the size that matters – it’s what you do with it that counts!