DECORATE YOUR SMALL SPACE IN 5 STEPS
When you’re living in a small space, there is no need to compromise on style. At all. Creating a look you love just takes a bit more planning. Take a look at these easy tips to help you make the most of even the tiniest space.
Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors
Mirrors are magical in their ability to reflect light, giving your home a feeling of airiness and spaciousness-- while doubling as art. Choose a large windowpane mirror to create the illusion of more windows, or create an artistic gallery wall with a collection of mirrors in all shapes and sizes.
Full-Scale Rugs & Sofa
It seems like small spaces should have small things in them. But in the case of rugs and sofas, go big to make your room feel larger than it actually is.
Take your rug wall-to-wall or choose one large enough that most of your furniture will fit on it. Soft, neutral colors with texture or subtle tone-on-tone patterns will keep the space from looking too busy.
A streamlined sofa on legs will keep the visual impact down while still ensuring a comfortable seating area you can actually use -- and even take a nap on.
Space-Saving Shapes & Materials
Round pieces of furniture maximize your square footage by taking up less floor space. Plus, they’re easier to maneuver around. Create a dining area by tucking a round cafe table into a corner. Look for round accent chairs, ottomans, and tables for your living room.
Even small pieces of furniture can appear to take up a lot of space if the material is visually bulky. Look for transparent pieces made of lucite or acrylic, or even mesh -- anything that keeps sightlines clear.
When space is limited, try to choose styles that can accomplish two things, like an ottoman that offers storage. That way, you can get by with half as much without compromising anything. Other ideas: a bed with built-in drawers, console tables with drawers, or a trunk that doubles as a coffee table.
Keeping your floor space clear not only makes it easier to move about your space but will create the illusion of openness. Use your walls and ceilings whenever possible to displace something that might otherwise eat up precious square footage. Try sconces instead of floor lamps, floating shelves, and even hanging plants.
When hanging window treatments, place your drapery rod as close to the ceiling as possible and extend it a few inches beyond the width of the window to make your ceiling look higher and your windows look bigger.
Create Your Small-Space Style
Whether you’re giving your small-space look a refresh or starting from scratch, Pier 1 has got you covered with storage solutions, furniture, decor, and plenty of inspiration to help you find just what you’re looking for. Be sure to visit our blog for even more ideas!