5 TIPS FOR STYLING SMALL SPACES IN YOUR HOME
If you have a small space at home, fitting everything in can be tricky and it can sometimes feel cluttered or even smaller.
It is however a fantastic opportunity to get creative and truly maximise the space you have, something which everyone should do!
Here are 5 tips for styling your home if it’s small:
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…
Reflective materials are an absolute must in small rooms as it bounces the light and gives the illusion of space.
Think oversized mirrors. It doesn’t have to cost the earth either; instead of investing in one huge mirror, consider grouping small mirrors together. We used a pack of square mirror tiles from Ikea to create the same effect and it cost less than £20!
Glossy tiles, shiny work surfaces, satin paint and metallic wallpapers can also help.
BUY PRACTICAL VERSATILE FURNITURE
Buying versatile pieces can be the key to creating a practical space that doesn’t require furniture to take over the whole space.
Instead of a double bed in a small guest room, consider a day bed which can be pulled out to create a double only when required.
Dining tables which fold down are perfect to fit in a small kitchen or dining room and they can be placed against a wall until you have guests over.
Choose furniture that you can see through, such as glass coffee tables and open/glass fronted shelving units so you can gain the depth back to the wall. The joy of having open shelves is that you can style them up with pretty decorative accessories such as vases, flowers, candles and objects d’art so it’s a win-win! My collection of unique chic homeware pieces is full of pretty things for a super stylish shelfie!
WALL MOUNT YOUR TV
A TV unit can take up a large amount of space an encroach the floor. Hanging your tv on the wall removes the need for furniture underneath.
In our family room we actually built storage, seating and a TV onto one wall to maximise the space. The bench underneath the tv has a lift up top to hide away games and toys plus acts as additional seating when we have guests over. (It also has a secret Narnia cupboard behind it which you access through the bookcase! It was covered by Ideal Home Magazine – read more here)
Keeping your room light and bright is the easiest way to fool the eye into thinking the space is bigger. White walls are an obvious solution but consider other possibilities too, such as updating dark tiles in a kitchen or bathroom. It doesn’t have to cost the earth either; tile paint can be quick and easy as we proved in our boho neutral bathroom update in collaboration with Ronseal. Keeping everything in similar tones gives the impression of more space. Just be sure to includes lots of textural elements such as cushions and throws, pampas grass and wood tones and woven items to avoid the room looking bland.
I hope these 5 tips for styling small spaces have helped to give you some inspiration. Do let me know if you use any of these tricks in your own home as I’d love to see the results!