It’s no secret that many people need a change of scenery right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic that is keeping people at home. If a small space is getting you down, use these tips to help you create a new living space that makes you happy.
Go With a Simple Layout
Sometimes keeping things simple is best. You don’t need a luxurious room with tons of décor on the walls and small items around your room. Instead of making your room smaller by adding tons of items and décor, keep your layout simple.
The most common bedroom layout is having your bed centered on the wall facing the door, which leaves room for walking and nightstands.
Let the Sun Shine
Whether your goal is to stick with moody hues or obtain a crisp pale shade, letting light in can keep you from becoming claustrophobic.
Instead of using simple table lamps, go for more decorative lighting, don’t overdo it, though. Floor lamps and pendant lighting can give a small room character.
Choose Different Accents That Add Color
If a monotone room isn’t your style, try using accents that add a splash of color to your room. Accents, such as an area rug, can provide a pop of color that brings the elements in your room together.
Decide whether you want a cool or warm mood in your room. If you’re on the cool side of things, use shades of blue and gray. For a warmer tone in your room, use shades of orange and red.
Avoid Using Overly Small Furniture
Just because you are working with a smaller space doesn’t mean you have to use overly small furniture in your room. Using normal-size furniture can make a smaller room appear bigger and makes the space more functional.
Master the Illusion of Space
There are different ways you can master the illusion of space to make a smaller room appear bigger. Hanging your drapes as close to the ceiling as possible helps create a space that looks more open than traditional hanging methods.
Remove the Clutter
You can have the largest room in the house and cluttering makes it the smallest room in the home. Keeping your room clean helps with achieving the appearance of a larger room.
Keeping your room clean allows you to accessorize the way you want without taking up ample space.
Make Room for the Outdoors
Give your space some life by adding different houseplants to your room. Potted indoor trees and plants can bring a small room to life and help you become closer to nature. Vertical fig trees can help liven up your space and make a stuffy room feel and smell fresh.
Embrace Dual Functionality
Your custom sized mattress is where you get your beauty sleep at night, but during the day, you can use it for lounging and working. Add a few different pillows and a small-scale coffee table to create a comfortable space.
Even if you have a small room, you can embrace the space and get creative to keep you feeling relaxed and refreshed.