The average single household measures between 30 and 45 square meters – not much space to accommodate everything that belongs in a cozy apartment. But with a few tricks, you can set up even very small rooms in such a way that they look inviting and not too cluttered. You don’t have to do without versatility and your favorite decoration: The following three steps give you plenty of freedom for creative design. To see wall decorations with wallpaper, please check necessaryhome.
Step 1: Design walls and floors in small rooms
You’ve probably heard that you can “enlarge” small spaces by using bright colors. This applies in particular to the walls and floors. Choose wall paints and wallpaper based on the following criteria:
- Colors like cream, a light gray or pastel
- not too many different colors
- no restless patterns (on wallpaper)
If that’s not creative enough for you, you can make small rooms more eye-catching by using photo wallpaper. Wall-sized depictions of South Sea islands or vast landscapes make the room appear larger and are a real eye-catcher. Wallpaper with stripes is also a good choice – but only vertically, please, because the same applies here as with clothing: horizontal stripes make you fat (or small in this case).
Step 2: The right furniture to furnish small spaces
Custom-made furniture never scores as well as when furnishing small rooms. They fit into niches, fill unused corners with practical corner cabinets and give you the opportunity to turn entire walls into shelving wonders.
Would you like to set up a small living room or design your bedroom? You probably don’t want to do without a bed or a couch , TV furniture and maybe a dining table or desk. So that the room doesn’t look too crowded, use made-to-measure furniture to make use of any space that would otherwise be inaccessible and create storage space where nobody expects it. How about, for example, a side table with hidden compartments or a bed with large drawers? The more you can store in your furniture, the tidier and larger the room will appear.
When it comes to setting up a small study, you should think multidimensionally: Use the height of the room. You can achieve this with shelves that cover the entire wall or wall cabinets that leave floor space bare. Use light-colored furniture, as this absorbs less light. You can place your work table in the middle of the room, where it is accessible from all sides and can be used in a variety of ways.
If you are furnishing small rooms that also have sloping ceilings, you should not forego using this space as well. Let yourself be inspired by our living examples with sloping ceilings .
Step 3: More tips for decorating small spaces
You have selected your furniture, furnished your small bedroom or living room and now you still need the finishing touches? These tips will help you to “enlarge” small rooms in just a few simple steps:
- Use mirrors: Large mirrors in particular, with narrow or no frames at all, make small rooms appear larger.
- Enlarge with light: Small rooms benefit in particular from several light sources that emphasize individual furniture or decorative elements and let the (lack of) size of the room recede into the background.
- Furniture with casters: You can easily move this furniture and use it to design your small rooms in such a way that you can easily convert them for a cozy evening alone or for a big family visit.
- Sliding or sliding doors are another hot tip for furnishing small rooms: they don’t take up any additional space when opened. For example, you can place your wardrobe right next to the bed where the bed frame would otherwise get in the way of the door.
With these tips, you can furnish small rooms in such a way that the size only becomes apparent when you measure it. By the way: Another great way to furnish small rooms is the multifunctional facility – versatile living in the smallest of spaces. Have fun trying!