Six Expert Tricks for Decorating Small Spaces

Need a space fix? Don’t we all. With most of us running out of room due to growing families, we are always looking for quick and easy ways to turn a small space into big possibilities. With these easy tips for decorating small spaces, I guarantee your little nook will soon feel like a palace.

Art Attack
Your child might be the next Picasso, but until he is discovered, you are left with hundreds of masterpieces and not enough refrigerator space! Art frames (like these by Li’l Davinci) actually store kids art while acting as a great display of your favorites! And when a new drawing is made, you just add to the box, which can help keep an entire school year’s worth of art neatly organized. Big on functionality, but small on space!

It’s All Black and White
When working with a small space, sticking to simple color combinations can help make it appear larger. Painting the walls in black chalkboard paint or covering them with fun chalkboard stickers is not only a great idea for your kids creative moments but can also simplify the color palette in your room, creating an easy base for you to add to. By adding white drapes or furniture, you instantly brighten up your space.

It’s What’s Inside That Counts
When space is tight, look for furniture that can serve multiple purposes. For example, a toy box that can double as a bench is a perfect space saver. While storing your kids’ toys underneath, you create a space for moms and dads to sit, too. You can also save space with storage bins. Since your little ones are light in weight, small yet sturdy storage bins can also double as stools, which also tuck neatly under tables or beds giving you extra floor space.
Pint Size Seating
Mini sized furniture, a small scale sofa, a kids’ table, and chairs doesn’t take up a great deal of space and is needed on a day-to-day basis. Try classic designs, such as an Eames rocker, made with a small seat that fits perfectly in room but is also great for adults.

Lighten Up
Lighting hung on walls instead of being placed on the ground saves floor space for playing, but it also highlights spaces, which is great for reading.

Magic Carpet Ride
Carpet tiles (like these from Flor) can help divide spaces (reading area, play station, quiet time) instead of using furniture. It can also be used to add color to a room, so you can avoid too many accessories that tend to clutter a space.