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Get Creative Decorating Your Small Home

Millennial Magazine- small home

Many people think that living in a small home with limited space means that it can’t be stylish. This is not the case. With some creativity and originality, even the smallest of spaces can become elegant and chic. How does one go about this? Here are some interesting ways to do this.

Lighting can have a huge impact

It’s amazing how much lighting can affect a room. The right kind of lighting can make a huge difference and taking advantage of different light sources can add a lot of charm to a space. LED-lights above a wardrobe or spotlights on the ceiling can give it the appearance of a luxurious and modern home. Add some table lights and consider setting up your lights in a way that gives you plenty of options when turning on the lights. You might not always feel like using all of your lights or prefer a warm reading light in the evening to create a cosy environment. So, make sure you can choose which kind of lighting you enjoy the most in the moment.

Get clever folding furniture

Since you will usually only use one area of your flat or room at one time, folding furniture can give you much more space. A folding bed which disappears into a wardrobe during the day will make your room feel much more spacious and less cluttered. Other folding furniture you could get are folding tables and chairs. There are even extensions for windowsills which can be used as desks and folded down when not in use.

Find easy storage solutions

Even though it doesn’t take as much time to clean up small spaces, they also become cluttered very quickly. Finding the right kind of storage solutions that work perfectly in your space will make organising things a breeze. Wardrobes can be placed in unusual places to make the most of the space. There are so many different variations and styles to pick from that you can find the ideal solution that makes you feel more at home and gets rid of clutter at the same time.

Stick to neutral and light colours

Don’t go too heavy when choosing colours for your space. Instead decide on lighter and neutral colours which will make the area feel spacious.

Take your time selecting the right furniture

It may sound obvious, but especially when decorating a small space, it is important to take as much time as you need to find the perfect furniture. Small spaces can be less forgiving and you want to make sure that you only have items in your home that you truly love.

Stay true to your own style

No matter how small a room is, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to decorating it in a way that shows off your personal style. You may have to be a bit more minimalistic in your approach than you would in a bigger place, but you should still try to make it your own.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to make a small space feel bigger and more elegant. With some imagination and work this can be achieved. Finding ways to do this is not as hard as one might think. The most important thing is that you get started.

What do you think?

Written by Marie Nieves

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favorite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design, and a regular author on Smooth Decorator.

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