Not sure how to master small space living? So you have a tiny space that you aren't proud of and now
a days everyone thinks, "bigger is better." Well, small spaces are quite special if you select the right
pieces and sizes, just think, "Small Space, Big Ideas." Read on to learn 4 easy to try tips.
Select Reflective Pieces To Shine
Everyone pretty much knows the rule about how mirrors make a space visually larger but go the extra
mile by selecting some elegantly decorative pieces. Shiny things aren't just mirrors but can also be
items that have a mirrored surface too! For example, placing a gorgeous mirror console at the entrance
of your home and mirrored side tables for guests to place their drinks while chatting it up. Anything
with shine is sure to set a mood in any small space.
Choose Stylish Furnishings
While standing in your empty living room, you draw an image in your head of whats needed to fill the
space like a sofa, media center, side tables, etc. When you go off to the store, select stylish furnishings
like a sofa with a fun color, a media center with beautiful craftsmanship to help your small space
stunning or even a bold canopy style bed for the master bedroom.
Use Lengthy Curtains
Want to make whoever comes in to your home, drop their jaws? There's nothing better than using lengthy curtains that will either just touch the floor or drape loosely around it. This technique gives any
space an illusion that ceilings are high so guest will feel like they're walking into a palace aka, "your
Include One Statement Piece
Since the space you're decorating will already be quite small you can't really buy a lot of furniture. So
how to make an appealing space without a variety of furnishing? Easy. Just include that one statement
piece that will really get guests owing and awing. A statement piece can be anything from a masterfully
crafted wall sculpture or one of a kind bombe console table. Just make sure this is piece isn't easy to be
found. Not sure where to find these pieces? Check out Etsy to find a lot of one of a kind, independent
art and sellers with an amazing eye for design.
So when living in a small space, just think, "Small Space, Big Ideas."
Do you have any secrets you'd like to share?
About the Author
Located in New York, NY, Valarie is an interior designer and owner of Valarie Michelle Decor LLC (www.vmdecor.com), a drafting and rendering service that illustrates a client's vision. A guest contributor and a fabulous find for Annsliee's blog. Each month, she will be sharing more of her decorating wisdom with you. Can't wait? Try her services with a 10% discount. Just enter coupon code "VMDECOR10" at her Etsy shop.