Monday, June 17, 2013

GET EDUCATED | small space tips & tricks

Do you have a small room in your home that could use a pick-me-up? What if I told you that through decorating and design, it is possible to make a small space feel bigger?

For example: if you are working with a large room, your options will be greater as large rooms can handle patterns and textures at the same time.  Smaller rooms however, are not able to handle patterns and textures at the same time as the scope for your expression is much less.  This isn’t to say that small rooms have to be boring; they simply require more planning and consideration. A small space will generally function better on the principle of shades and tones that originate from the same color palette.

These photos provide you with a better understanding of how to get the most out of a small room...

Choose a neat upholstered chair with leggy pieces and skirted bottoms - it allows you to see through to the walls and floors

Install a floating shelf - increases bedside square footage

 Oversized windows and skylights - invites in the sunshine 

Paint walls a solid color while tying in accents of the same color - white furnishings & accessories open and brighten the room

Keep walls, linens and furniture white while adding a small pop of color - this makes a space appear bigger and feel airier 

Group furniture in a windowed corner - helps define a discrete living space

Now that I have helped educate you on decorating small spaces, take on a weekend project to reinvent your own small space. You never know, it might just change your life J

Have a great week!

-Marcie B.

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