Big Decorating Ideas For Small Rooms On A Tight Budget!
Decorating a small room is one of the biggest
challenges many families have in their homes today. Making a small room
work for your loved ones can be frustrating and confusing. Here are some
great low budget ways to simply transform your small rooms no matter what
1. First of all, determine if making your room look larger is really the
way to go. After all, what's so great about large rooms? Maybe you want
your living room to be comforting, and to wrap people with warmth when
they enter. Or your bath to be charming, filled with personality
everywhere you look! So don't be so quick to assume bigger is always
better...you might just be creating a problem where there is none!
2.Make the most of a small room you wish to make cozy by using warm rich
colors. Drape the windows with fabric, and add throw blankets and pillows
to cozy up with. You can buy inexpensive muslin and twist and swag it over
a curtain rod for a casual but stunning frame to your windows. Buy flat
sheets and sew up pillow covers, and make throws from fleece fabric from
the craft store. Make your room cozy deliberately, and its special style
will show through, not the size of the room.
3. Reduce the clutter in a small room! This is the #1 problem within small
spaces, and also the fastest to fix. Take a box and remove all clutter
from the room. Move out accessories, pillows, everything! Now bring things
back one at a time, and stop when it's perfect. The key here is restraint!
4.Use large scale items in a small room. Now, traditional rules about
scale in a room would lead you to believe a small room needs small scale
furniture, but the opposite is true. Using just a few larger scale pieces
reduces clutter and gives the eye a smoother trip across the room. The
same goes for artwork! If you are trying to make a room look larger, go
for one large print on the wall, or hang a decorative rug, instead of
5.A simple tip to make rooms look larger? Keep your windows and slick
surfaces sparkling clean! Believe it or not, the reflection of clean will
make a room look brighter, fresher and larger. Try it!
6.Paint just one focal wall a rich deep color to add depth to your room.
Leave the other walls either white, or a much paler version of your accent
wall and those walls will appear to fall away. Also keep in mind that
cooler colors such as greens and blues tend to recede from the eye, while
warmer colors such as reds and yellows seem to close in a room.
7.Finally, remember to use as many double duty items in the room as
possible to reduce clutter. A chest of drawers can hold a tv, and store
all your magazines and games, a futon sofa can double as a guest room, and
a pine chest makes a great coffee table, while storing extra linens!
Remember, it's not the size of the room, it's the size of the heart who
creates the room. Let yours show through with personality and creativity,
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