A small room doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable room. The furniture you choose and the decoration you use can help to make a small room feel larger, without sacrificing its functionality. Following the right steps can help you to create the perfect environment for your room, no matter what amount of space you have available to you. Our experts at Sugarhouse Furniture can help you to find the perfect piece to compliment your room. All of our furniture is high-quality and can go a long way toward making your room pop.
Make a Small Room Seem Larger
Using the right decorating techniques can allow your room to feel much larger than it actually is. Adding light to any room is necessary to create a cheerful, natural atmosphere. However, it becomes absolutely vital when you are decorating a small room. If the room is already small, you should avoid using blackout curtains or heavy blinds. Allowing natural light to enter the room will help it to feel much more spacious. This effect can (and should) be compounded by implementing alternative light sources around the room. If there isn’t enough floor space for traditional lamps, wall-mounted lamps or hanging lights are a great way to improve the lighting within the room. In addition to adding light, you can use mirrors to create a larger-feeling room. The mirrors will reflect light throughout the room and create an illusion of more space.
Multi-purpose furniture can be particularly valuable when furnishing a small space. Beds that double as couches, folding furniture, and more can all help to ensure that your space is utilized as effectively as possible. Not only will this save you floor space, but it will likely save you a significant amount of money, as well. You may also want to consider implementing furnishings that dually contain storage space to maximize the use of the room you have available. Smaller furnishings can be vital in detracting from the size of the room, but this isn’t always the case. For example, a small rug will simply cause a small room to feel smaller. A large rug is the way to go when you decorate a small room.
Small Bedroom Layout
It can be difficult to determine the layout of a bedroom at the best of times, but it can become much more complex when attempting to furnish a small bedroom. Ultimately, you will want to stick with a simple layout. An excess of clutter will cause the room to feel small and cramped. A very common layout involves a bed against the center of the main wall, night tables on either side, and a dresser pushed against the wall opposite of the bed. You can include an accent chair to this layout if you have enough available room. You can mix up the layout, but in most situations, you will want to have the largest items of furniture around the perimeter of the room, as this will provide more space in the center of the room and will make it feel much more open.
How to Make the Most of a Small Bedroom
You will want to create a focal point in the room when you are decorating a small bedroom. This is most often the bed, which can be emphasized easily with boldly colored decorative pillows. However, in a small room, the eye may also be drawn to the window. To minimize this distraction, you can place the bed in front of the window to blend the two focal points into a single unit. You should also consider using multi-purpose furniture to maximize the use of your space. For example, instead of using a traditional night table, you may wish to use a low chest instead. This will provide you with the functionality of the night table, while also adding to the total storage space within the room.
As far as colors go, you will likely want to use mostly neutral or monochrome colors to avoid stifling the room. You can certainly use bolder colors, but they should be used primarily as accents. Lighter colors will allow the room to feel more spacious and open. Adding plants to the room can also provide a more natural, open atmosphere. Using furniture with rounded edges is another great method for optimizing space. This furniture will help to widen walkways within the room. It is important to ensure that you reduce clutter as much as possible. Clutter in a small room will feel stifling and overwhelming, which is far from comfortable. Take advantage of the wall space within the bedroom by using mounted shelving. However, ensure that you use open shelving, as closed shelving will draw the walls in and make the room feel smaller.
Decorating a Small Living Room
One of the easiest ways to make a small living room feel larger is by making it seem taller. There are a few techniques that can be implemented to accomplish this. Hanging curtains a few inches above the top of the window will create a sense of added height. Additionally, adding vertical stripes can also help the ceiling to seem much further away. Low furniture can also help to emphasize this illusion, while refraining from seeming overwhelming, like a large couch in a small space might feel. In addition to low furniture, armless furniture can help the room to feel much more open and spacious.
The furnishings you use will significantly impact the feel of your living room. Transparent furnishings, like a glass coffee table, won’t take up visual space, which will allow the room to feel larger. Dual purpose furniture should also be used in a small living room. An ottoman can serve many functions, including as a table, additional seating, or a footrest. Emphasizing the cozy quality of your living room can ensure that it is a much more comfortable environment.
There are a multitude of ways to improve the feel of a small space and they don’t have to break the bank. To obtain the best furniture to decorate your home, contact our experts at Sugarhouse Furniture today!