Small homes can be cute, cozy, and comfortable, so long as the styling is right. It’s not easy to fit a big life into a little space, so we’re here on hand to assist. Small styling is all about creating balance, so whether you have a tiny home, chic apartment, or bijou bungalow, follow our tips to nail your compact home interior aesthetic.
Pick The Right Comfort Pieces
Picking sofas for apartments can be a minefield. It’s difficult to choose between comfort and spacing but you needn’t always compromise. Selecting the right furniture for your small space just requires attention to detail and a well-thought-out plan.
Opt for a smaller two-seater sofa and then add an armchair or two for additional seating that can also be moved to the side if you need more space. Center the furniture around a low-level coffee table and add corner lamps that are angled upwards to accentuate the height of the ceiling.
Choose smaller dining sets that can be nestled into a corner such as a small square table with bench seating that can be tucked underneath. That way, your table can be used as a desk for a display console when you’re not using it.
Create Secret Storage
If you’re strapped for storage, be inventive. Use pocket hangers on the inside of your closet door to store socks and underwear if you have no space for a set of drawers.
You can use these anywhere to create little areas for shoes, beauty products, or even in the kitchen for pantry items. Keeping your personal items hidden away will reduce mess and keep your home from looking too busy.
Get Crafty With Wall Décor
Creating split or two-toned walls is an excellent cheat when making your rooms appear taller. Section the walls (carefully, you don’t want an uneven line!) around hip height and add the darker color along the bottom half of the room.
This adds weight to the walls, which means that the lighter color draws your eye upwards, creating the illusion of more height. Keep the wall décor as light-hued as possible to create an overall sense of light and airy space.
Accessorise your home
It may seem as though accessorises would make a small space seem cluttered, but the right objects can actually add depth to a room. Add scatter pillows in contrasting colors and fabrics to your sofa and bed to add interest.
If your floors are wooden, add some large, thick rugs with a bold pattern or if they are carpeted try a jute rug for variation. Use tall indoor plants to add life to your rooms and try and avoid squat shrubs that take up lots of surface space.
Keep your home Tidy
There is no point in spending time designing your space place, to keep it messy and cluttered. Try to be tidy and put everything back in its place after use and your home will feel and look larger and be a nicer environment to live in.
Do you live in a tiny home? Share your top styling tips in the comments!