You can have great fun when decorating small rooms, they seem to have more character than larger rooms, they can be special because they are small. Here’s a few tips on helping you out when decorating.
In a small room make a big statement with one large piece of furniture, by playing with scale in this way the eye will think the room is bigger than it actually is. A large piece of furniture can actually make the space feel larger, as long as it’s selected carefully. Proportion and scale are vital.
Everyone thinks when decorating a small room, to stick with bright colours and small furniture but dark colors and just a few pieces of large-scale furniture, with the appropriate lighting and accessories, can give a room a larger, more luxurious feel.
I also have small rooms in my house, I purchased a very good book with brilliant and clever ideas ‘Living Large In Small Spaces’ by Marisa Bartolucci.
It’s easier, safer, and less expensive to be dramatic in a small space.
A Long narrow living room(from House Beautiful)
This room is broken down into separate seating sections, making the room appear larger than it is. The large mirror above the fireplace, reflects light throughout the room creating a feeling of space.
Mirrors don’t have to be limited to walls; it looks great on furniture, too, giving the impression that the piece is not really there at all.
This has got to be the smallest kitchen ever but cleverly designed, a mirrored back-splash, an electric cook-top that doubles as counter top. This tiny kitchen was designed by Stephanie Stokes an Interior Designer from New York.
Polished metal is a trendy and modern take on mirror. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a pair of New York City design gurus, have a vintage “four poster” bed by Paul Evans.
Loving these vintage truck springs, used as stools, Designer and owner of the house Ken Fulk spotted the vintage industrial pendant lights at the Paris flea market