5 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate a Small Room
Making your house a home does not have to cost a lot of money. In fact, with a few simple changes, no matter how small a room is, you can make it look just like those beautiful home magazines you see on the store shelves. It might take a little creativity and DIY effort on your part, but in the end, you will be left with a room that you love and a home that makes you happy every time you walk into it.
The key word in any small room is to accessorize. This means little things like adding throw pillows to couches and beds; use window treatments with bold patterns or colors while keeping the rest of the room, neutral; and using unique wall hangings to create a focal point in the room. Wall hangings do not have to be thousand dollar pieces of art; they can be a gallery wall of inexpensive frames with personal photos; fabric covered canvases in uniform sizes that you made yourself; or strategically placed sconces that make your room seem brighter.
Paint in Neutral Colors
If you are looking for a feeling of elegance in your small room, keep the paint colors soft and muted. This enables you to accessorize and be bold in other areas of the room without overwhelming anything. Remember, with a small room, you want to make it look as luxurious as possible, which is why steering clear of bright, bold, or trendy colors can help your room to appear more uniform and uplifting.
Make use of Vertical Space
Don’t just focus on the floor space that you have in your room – look up! The vertical space often goes unused, which means you are wasting space. Whether you need more storage space or you are out of areas to decorate, use the walls, windows, and doorways constructively to help create the vibe that you desire in your room.
Choose Appropriate Furniture
The benefits of having a small room is the money you will save on furnishings. You no longer need large, oversized couches or chairs. Instead, opt for streamlined furniture that is functional yet does not take up a lot of space. In addition, choose furniture that can do double duty, such as an ottoman that opens up for storage, allowing you to use it as a piece of furniture and a way to keep things out of sight. A clean room is a bigger room!
The basic idea in any small room is to keep it calm. Don’t go overboard with decorations, furniture, and accessories. Choose the necessities and streamline them as necessary. This way you can choose one area of the room, such as one wall or one window to get a little eccentric, making it your focal point, while the rest of the room just falls into place. You are then left with a small room with a lot of personality and function, making your house the home you have always desired.