Big Ideas for Small-Space Decorating
Small rooms don't need to skimp on decorating style. Here's how to turn small spaces into function-filled, style-forward rooms.
[MUSIC] Small spaces deserve the biggest, and smartest decorating tips. Try these nine strategies, that give small rooms, a real boost. First, think big, instead of hanging a lot of little artwork, go for one, large statement piece. It can be above the sofa to lengthen it, or, match the impact of a tall hutch. Take advantage of height. Buy curtains long enough, to mount at the ceiling. They'll make the room feel grand. Take collections up high too. Dishes on high shelves, and a sculptural branch make this dining room feel tall. Be smart about side chairs. [MUSIC] These two are actually dining chairs, which take up less floor space than upholstered pieces. You can fit two, in the space, instead of one. Plus, the tall wingbacks, make the chair's and the awkward bay window, feel more important. Skip the book and coffee table, opt for a pair of storage Ottoman's. You can move them around where needed. Flip over their tops, to a hard surface for drinks. And, use them to store games, remotes, or throws. [MUSIC]. Maximize your dining room by choosing armless style chairs with high backs for impact. Go a step further and swap out the front pair, for a dining bench. You can see a third person. Plus the bench tucks under the table when not in use, leaving the walkway clear. Skip the rug. In tight quarters your feet and chair legs will get caught on the corners. Leave floors looking like a wide-open plane instead. Don't underestimate the power of a great, pendant light fixture. [MUSIC] Choose one with a shape that stands out, and a finish that adds sparkle. Think you don't have room for a home office? Think again. A few shelves inside a cabinet base, could be all the space you need to turn a dining table, into a work area. Incorporating a few of these decorating strategy, gives your small rooms, a greater sense of spaciousness and more flexibility. [MUSIC]