November 23, 2014

5 Common Small Space Decorating Myths

5 Common Small Space Decorating Myths

Decorating a small space is a difficult task – or at least people think it is. In reality, decorating such a limited space just needs a different approach. You may sometimes hear people saying “do this to make your space appear bigger” or “never do this when you have a small space,” but aren’t you wondering whether these tips are true? To answer your doubts, below are the most common small space decorating myths that we’re going to debunk.

Myth #1: Avoid using patterns.

A lot of homeowners are scared to use patterns in small rooms because of the fear that the space will look too busy. The key to using patterns is to make use of similar colorway, wherein each of the patterns are neutral or use the same colors of those on the walls.

Myth #2: Don’t use large furniture.

This myth claims that using large furniture can eat up the space in a small room; for instance, putting a large bedroom set on a 6 x 6 room. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up your queen-sized bed but instead, you can cut back on other pieces like your bulky bedside tables.

Myth #3: Have only one focal point.

Some designers will usually advise homeowners with small spaces to only put one eye-catching piece when decorating. But this isn’t always the case because you can have two showstoppers but it must be the right mix – one bright color and the other one neutral so they mix perfectly well.

Myth #4: Paint small spaces with light colors to make them appear bigger.

A light color may help make the space appear bigger but it doesn’t mean you have to stick to this rule. If there are other colors you like, particularly dark ones, that you think may inspire you or make you feel great, then it’s absolutely fine to use it. Just ensure that you use great lighting so the space won’t feel too dark.

Myth #5: You need to keep the place always cluttered.

It’s not true that you have to get rid of unnecessary items inside your small room to make. You just have to make sure that you have savvy storage spaces where you can keep things look sleek at all times. For instance, inside your small bathroom, you can have a full cabinetry with sliding doors underneath or on top your sink where you can store some items that you frequently use.

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