Have a small space? Avoid these 5 most common small-space decorating mistakes and make your home appear bigger.
1. Too much furniture
Space is a lovely problem to have. Don’t allow the number of square inches to define the place you call home. Since everything is more visible, choose pieces of furniture (such as armless sofas and chairs) that don’t weigh down the room.
2. Filling every inch
Give yourself a break—and your space room to breathe. Not every sofa needs a coffee table and two side tables. Take advantage of pieces that can work overtime, such as an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table and extra seating.
3. Shying away from color
Don’t fall into the everything-must-be-white trap. If you love color, live in it! Just strike a balance that makes you happy. Rather than taking the all-or-nothing approach, paint one wall a rich shade. Before you know it, you’ll have tricked the eye into thinking this room isn’t quite so small after all.
4. Relying on walls to create “rooms”
This applies to the people (we mean studio-apartment dwellers) who don’t have walls between the eating area and the lounging zone. A decorative room divider, panel, or curtain can artfully carve out different areas from one large space.
5. Not using multi-purpose furniture
Add versatile furniture pieces that can have multiple uses. For example, this dresser is used a console table in this living room. With the bottom drawers removed it is used as a book shelf and also as a mantel for displaying knick-knacks.[/vc_column][/vc_row]