We all wish that we had more space in our homes. However, not everyone is lucky enough to be blessed with a massive home to call their own. That doesn’t mean, however, that those with small homes have to resign themselves to a lack of space to decorate and design. In fact, small homes can be just as great as larger homes, you just need to look at slightly different approaches to take.
To help you on your way, we have put together our top tips for interior design ideas that are going to work great for your small home.
Pick the right furniture
When it comes to using the space in your home, the last thing that you are going to want to do is lose precious space by choosing the wrong furniture. This means that you are going to need to pay attention to the furniture that you pick. One great idea are wingback chairs. Wingback chairs are not only incredibly stylish but they are great for rooms whereby you are going to need to sit down, but that you don’t want to take up too much room with a sofa. Such as a bedroom or perhaps even a hallway where you want to be able to put on your shoes.
Try out some innovative approaches to storage
For those with small homes, storage becomes all the more vital, after all, clutter and mess is going to make the already cramped space feel even worse. This means that you are going to need to think about storage. However, storage can be a little on the boring side and isn’t always great to look at. Enter innovative storage. Storage doesn’t just have to be a shelf or a cabinet. It can be so much more. We have seen some great ideas whereby storage is combined with other pieces of furniture in the home such as a bench to sit on, then drawers underneath to store things. You could also use places you wouldn’t instantly think of as storage. Such as backs of doors, walls and ceilings even.
Stick to one colour scheme
If you are decorating a small room, then it can sometimes be tempting to create a rainbow of colour to try and brighten it up and make the most of the space. However, this isn’t always the best approach to take. Whilst there is no harm to inject some colour into a small space, one approach that you need to take is to make sure that you opt for one colour scheme. If you are worried that you may not have enough character by sticking to one, you could use a variety of different prints to bring the space to life.
Use the awkward spaces
We all have spaces in our home which are a little on the awkward side. This could be an alcove in the bedroom or perhaps or a corner in the living room which you are not sure what to do with. Well, the answer could be to use these awkward spaces. After all, every single metre in a small house should be utilised as best it can. If it is big enough you could turn it into a snug, however, if it is on the smaller side, then you might want to transform it into a little storage nook, such as for books or DVD’s.
Corner sofas are not only for the living room
Choosing a corner sofa is already known as a good idea if you have a small living room, however, corner sofas don’t have to be only for the living room. If you are looking for a way to create a dining space, but that you don’t have enough space for an entire dining table, then a corner sofa can help. You could combine a bench style table with a corner sofa space and you will have something that is not only going to use the best of the space that you have, but also give you and your family somewhere special for your entire family to come together, relax and eat.
As you can see, just because you have a small house, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be a stylish house. All it does mean is that you may have to take some slightly different approaches to how you design it and make it your own. However, in no time at all, you will have a space that you love, not that you have to put up with!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.