Volga Linen believe that every home, no matter if it is big or small, should be decorated with care and attention to detail so as to best reflect the owner. From classic essentials to unique accessories, every space can make us happy to be in it, but some require just a little more of our thought and attention. Here are some tips to ensure your small space works for you.
Just because you are confined to a small area it doesn’t mean you can’t distinguish different usage. If one room is both your lounge and your dining room, separate them by choosing a bold colour scheme for accessories on each side and stick to it religiously. If there is an archway dividing the space, don’t be afraid to change the wall colour. As long as your chosen palette complements each other, it will work wonderfully.
Neutral colors are best when decorating a small area so as to create as much of a feeling as space as possible. But opting for beige throughout can feeling uninspiring so paint your walls in soft pastel shades, introducing bright accents in limited but strong ways. Curtains in bold materials, wooden surrounds painted in peacock blue and artwork that makes a statement; these will all help to bring out your personality from a pale background.
In a small space it’s all about introducing a select amount of carefully chosen accessories that best reflect your personal style and life. Choose vibrant lighting, decoupage storage boxes and table-tops with family photos, or frame a select few and accessories with colorful borders and gems. Bright scatter cushions and throws will ensure your sofa is the centre of attention, welcoming your guests into a comfortable space.
One of the most important things to realize when decorating a small space is that you must make the most of every spare centimeter. By ensuring all of your furniture has dual usage you can de-clutter easily, creating a sense of style and space. Choose dining tables and sofas with integrated draws, use a large chest as a coffee table and always consider storage potential when purchasing new items of furniture.
A wonderful way to create the illusion of space in the confines of a small area is to bring it alive with mirrors. They bounce any available light around the room, create a feeling of depth, and chosen well, look wonderful too. From a wall of mirrored tiles to an ornate dressing table with a three-way, don’t be afraid to make a statement with this hugely versatile accessory.