Of course, when decorating a small home there are just some things you will have to eliminate for the sake of space. However, there are some essentials that you can’t compromise on. Take a look at these suggestions.
Comfortable and Sufficient Seating
While you may be tempted to opt for compact furniture in a small living space you shouldn’t skimp out on comfortable and adequate seating. Don’t be afraid to invest in a big and comfy sofa that will allow you to be able to enjoy your living room. Use small lounging chairs so that when you have visitors they’ll all have a place to sit.
Dedicating some space to a foyer is worth it even if it isn’t grand. Everyone deserves a place where they can decompress for a moment when they enter their home after a long day. Set up a space near the entry where you can take your shoes, hang your coat and drop the car keys. A small glass table with a mirror hanging above it will open the space will providing a place to set things down when you enter the house. Add a plant or flowers for a nice welcoming touch.
Pattern and Color
Sure, neutrals hues like white and gray will make a space look open and breezy. Such a palette can also be boring. Color and pattern shouldn’t be eliminated from your decor. Instead, create drama within the space by embracing bold colors and busy patterns. You’ll find that your home looks more personable and inviting.
If you’re a bit hesitant you can get the best of both worlds by keeping the walls neutral and simply accenting with color. This allows the main sightlines to remain clean. You can also try using a fun color on the ceiling and keeping the furniture more neutral tone so that you create interest without overwhelming the space.
Place to Dine
While small homes usually don’t have a dedicated dining room you still need to make room for a place where you can sit down and eat a meal. You can try situating a small dining room table against the wall or a window to keep the floor space free. If that’s not possible consider investing in a convertible coffee table that expand to full height or a stylish foldable table.